The first edition of the Night of Philosophy in Prague – June 2016, 16/17th – will offer a round-the-clock series of 20-minute lectures and larger roundtable discussions presented by 55 leading international philosophers from France and the Visegrad Group, on the topic “Images, Sciences and Politics.” The night will be held in three different languages – Czech, English, and French – with simultaneous translations. It will take place in two locations, the large Trade Fair Palace of the Prague National Gallery and the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague, where lectures, debates, exhibitions, performances, literature readings, and movies commented by artists and philosophers will run throughout the night, from 7 PM until 3 AM. This innovative and nocturnal happening gathers together philosophers and artists, and its ambition is to give the general public an original and interactive access to philosophy and to present the most contemporary social and political debates and their involvement in artistic creations.

The first night of Philosophy was created in Paris in 2010, and since, has met with international success, as it successively took place in major cities of the world: London, New York, Buenos Aires, Tel-Aviv, Berlin, Athens, and now Prague, in the heart of Europe!

Event detail

Event start
16. 6. 2016 19:00
Konec události
17. 6. 2016 3:00
Faculty of Arts, nám. J. Palacha 2, Prague 1; The National Gallery in Prague – Trade Fair Palace , Dukelských Hrdinů 530/47, Prague 7
Organizing Institution
CEFRES; Czech Academy of Sciences; Faculty of Arts; National Gallery in Prague; and others
Event type
Conference, Lecture, Social event