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The Project Zlín. Everyday Life in a Materialized Utopia
The Project Zlín. Everyday Life in a Materialized Utopia

Author(s): Barbora Vacková, Lucie Galčanová
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Fakulta humanitních studií Univerzity Karlovy
Keywords: Zlín; Baťa; modernity; myth; ideology; utopia; housing; family house

Summary/Abstract: This article is based on a contribution to the “Město – mýtus – identita” (City – Myth – Identity) conference. In it we attempt to consider Baťa and Zlín as a specific kind of myth which is still alive within our cultural milieu. In the text which follows we will deal with one chapter from the overall story of Zlín: with the forms of worker housing, the original assumptions around its construction and its life in everyday currency (based on in-depth interviews with the residents). With this analytical look at this unique phenomenon we wish to peer under one layer of the Zlín myth.

  • Issue Year: 11/2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 311-337
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: English