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“Prague is losing a layer of its cultural and architectural memory”

In the last couple of years, the destruction and deteriorating state of post-war brutalist architecture in Prague has been a debated and polarizing issue. To understand the complexe issue, Kafkadesk visited the exhibition ‘NO DEMOLITIONS! Forms of Brutalism in Prague,’ displayed in the Trade Fair Palace of the National Gallery Prague. We spoke to the […]

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The mole, the myth, the legend: The story of Krtek

From winning over the hearts of people all over the world to participating on a mission to space, Krtek has done it all. Krtek [Mole in Czech] is cartoon mole created by Czech animator Zděnek Miler and no stranger to those who have visited the Czech capital. In souvenir shops, on keychains, or as a stuffed toy – […]

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Czech Republic’s “first-ever” floating 3D-printed house now complete

The “first-ever floating 3D-printed building in the world”, according to Czech sculptor Michal Trpák, has been completed in southern city of České Budějovice. The unique and stylish structure, whose simple 43-square-meter floor plan includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, is scheduled to be displayed on the Vltava river in Prague in August. The […]

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Czech and Slovak Oscar Wins and Nominations Throughout the Years

South Korean film Parasite made history by becoming the first non-English language film to be named best picture at the Oscars. Bong Joon-ho’s thriller also won best international feature film, beating Poland’s Corpus Christi, as well as best director, and  best original screenplay. This week, Kafkadesk looks back at all the previous Central European nominations for the Academy Award for Best […]

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The best alternative and artsy cinemas in Prague

Tired of always going to the same multiplex, taste-less and similar-looking cinema halls screening only the latest Hollywood blockbusters or Academy Awards nominees? You’re in luck, for Prague has no shortage of lesser-known, independent and charm-filled little cinemas to offer you an alternative movie experience anytime of the week. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of the […]