INVERSION 89

Just before the world-famous events of the Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution took place on 17th November 1989, the people of one soot-stained city held their own series of protests for the most basic of human rights – clean air.

LIVES; CONCEPTUALIZED

Like a quilting thread, the concept of heritage is sewn into the core of fashion designer Michaela Čapková’s works, which often stem from a reflection of inspiring personas.

BUCOLIC NIGHTMARES

Painter, musician and a resident Prague party vampire Jan Vytiska constructs a world where folk costumes, corpses, farmer's wives, hanging eyeballs, hairy-faced girls and general decay make acquaintance.

BOŽENA

Agáta See presents her BA graduate's collection of generously quilted and layered jackets and variable block-coloured garments, carrying the memory of her grandmother.

PLAYDATE WITH MYSELF

The playful avalanche of colours that are the collections of Polish fashion designer Mindless Katarzyna Dworecka give every inner child the opportunity to finally fully express in the outer realm.

CAUCASIAN TYPE NOW AVAILABLE IN ALL FAMILIES

Following is an excerpt from the National Letters anthology compiled by Marek Nedelka, founder of Letter Books, which shows how the development and preserving of original writing systems, languages and alphabets helped to mould nations and set down their identities.

RETROSPECTIVE

Play doll-like, rich and layered designs by Romanian designer Daniela Mircea showcase an intimate collection that carries the story of self and identity.

A HOMAGE TO LIFE’S WORK

American-Czech video artist Bohuslav “Woody” Vašulka made an undisputed mark on the global art world, which came to an end with his recent passing. Writer Miloš Vojtěchovský presents a compact summary of his life and work.

WHERE THE WILDFLOWERS GROW

Photographer Michaela Nagyidaiová captures the echoes of scars the Greek Civil War left on the landscape and in the people of one quaint village that used to be her ancestral home.

TAPESTRY FOR HOMES, NOT CASTLES

With techniques rooted deep in the Moravian tradition, the Slovak weaver and textile designer Daniela Danielis rekindles the love of craft and handiwork among the young generation of artists.

LANGUAGE LUGGAGE

Ukrainian writer Iryna Zahladko unravels a beautifully narrated series of poems and situational vignettes about estrangement, transformation and adjustment of heritage, and feeling one's way around a new-found world.
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