The Society for a Merrier Present

Implementation: 2018–2019

Head of project: Petr Blažek

Description of project: The project focuses on historical research into the history of the Society for a Merrier Present – one of the opposition initiatives in Czechoslovakia in the late 1980s. It will look into the reconstruction of its public activities, the selected strategy (street happenings as a political pressure tool), the reception in society and the approaches of the Communist regime. The results of the research will be presented, in particular, in an exhibition and in a documentary publication that will be produced to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Communist regime.