October 2014
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Office hours of Vice-Dean for Student Affairs and Student office

On Monday 27th October 2014, the Student Office will be closed. The office hours of the Vice-Dean for Student Affairs will be held from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Meeting of Public and Social Policy Alumni

Department of Public & Social Policy ISS FSS CU would like to invite all current students, alumni, teachers and other fans of the programmes Public and Social Policy and Veřejná a sociální politika to the annual meeting which takes place on 21st November 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Student Club (Celetná street 21, Prague 1 – cellarage in the building of Faculty of Arts).

Please, confirm the attendance till 1st November 2014 here: .

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Workshop: Bankers, Investors, Economists and Ministers: (...)

Europaeum together with the Institute of Economic Studies FSS CU organizes the workshop on topic: Bankers, Investors, Economists and Ministers: in search of moral sentiments? which takes place from 21st to 23rd November 2014.

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Discussion: Art and Economy - Adversaries or Complements?

We would like to invite you to the public seminar of Chris Herdel on the topic of "Art and Economy - Adversaries or Complements"? which will take place on 3rd Novemver 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Venue: Hollar building, room no. 212. 

Chris Herdel is a painter and a photographer active in Czech Republic, Turkey and Serbia. He is a performing visual artist, free lecturer on the theme of "European pictorial  heritage" and a cultural  activist.  He is  also the speaker of the pan-European artistic community ALE (ArtLobbyEurope), an association supporting the role of art in European society, its economic development and ethics.In  the talk Herdel explains that it is not "the market", the offer/demand ratio, which makes the price of a good or a service  but the cultural knowledge of the market actors. Only what has been acknowledged as valuable is tagged with a price accordingly. This acknowledgment goes through a pictorial acculturation. The pictures created in the framework of the European tradition always embody moral elements, telling us what is good and what not. In their function of "social pictures" they are "useful" and necessary to society.

For this reason premodern European society "invested" most of its excess wealth into pictorial arts, from architecture to  sculpture to canvas pictures: All European excess products are not more than  media to transport socially useful images.Contemporary art scene does not fulfill a traditional function, hence it is excluded from the "real life" of  Europe. At the same time comercial products and services almost always rely on traditional imagery without which they would not sell. 

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