POWERLESS: The Toponomy of Exclusion and Overlooking

November 13, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.


The theme of the conference is the observation of the city as a living organism, which includes excluded, forgotten, and overlooked spaces, so-called vague terrain, and sites of the new wilderness, as well as excluded inhabitants and social groups. We follow homelessness in terms of the space it touches and the people who inhabit it. The all-day meeting includes theoretical and historical lectures from various disciplines, panel discussions about the present, interviews with people who have experience of homeless life, presentations of artists and examples of projects related to homelessness.

Conference Program: 

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  Definition of homelessness

12:50 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Loss of one’s home

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  Life without a home

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Aesthetics of life in non-places 

6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.  Panel discussion on solutions to homelessness 

The POWERLESS Conference is a meeting place for outstanding professionals who follow homelessness in terms of their disciplines: urbanism, architecture, sociology, fine arts, politics, anthropology and contemporary archeology, ecology, geobotany, etc.

Buying a conference ticket will help support homeless people.

The ticket price is 150 CZK. You can book a reservation in advance here.

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