Kolektiv Averklubu
(Czech Republic)

The Averklub Collective is a loose group operating in the residential area of Chanov, Czech Republic, formed thanks to the cooperation of the Romafuturismo Library and Aver Roma Association. The Collective consists of local artists and activists, but also includes e.g. visual artist and architect Zbyněk Baladrán (1973). They organize cultural and leisure time activities in the eponymous culture centre and run a social platform meant to improve the level of life for local inhabitants. They are also involved in research of unrevealed Romani history and other socio-political issues.

Zbyněk Baladrán (1973) is a visual artist, curator and exhibition architect. He first graduated in art history at Prague’s Charles University, later attending studios of visual communication, painting and new media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He was a cofounder of display, a space for contemporary art, that later developed into tranzitdisplay through merging with the project, tranzit.cz. His anthropologically centred works look for links between the past and its constructions in relation to dominating epistemological patterns, especially within the Western civilization.

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