The PICNIC name represents everything we strive to be. People from diverse backgrounds come to exchange ideas and insight in an informal, social atmosphere. PICNIC is about innovative ideas for business and society. It is an annual three-day festival that blurs the lines between creativity, science, technology and business to explore new solutions in the spirit of co-creation. Curious minds eager to exchange their knowledge, ideas and skills gather at PICNIC, making it the place to create the future – together.
Contemporary Digital Architecture: Design and Techniques, Dimitris Kottas
This book presents the latest developments in the field of architecture as it has been reshaped by the use of digital technologies. The last few years, technological developments in both hardware and software have enabled the realization of ideas that until now were only presented as theories, and have also opened new and unexpected areas of experimentation. The new digital technologies are influencing every stage of the creative process from the initial exploration of ideas to the construction of the final work and its interaction with the user. These developments are presented in four chapters, each one including detailed presentation of the most important relevant projects and general theoretical-technical information.
The Czech Center will prepare a series of exhibitions by contemporary Czech and international artists that will be presented on the windows of the building at 1109-1111 on Madison Avenue where the permanent mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in New York is located. The aim of the project is to address the broad public that walks by on this luxurious avenue and to use this space for a dialogue of artists with the public.
We hope that the WINDOWS ON MADISON will offer a space for contacts and exchanges between Czech and American art communities and become another attraction on the Museum Mile.
The first project poses the question “What is the future of the future? ” and confronts passersby with the statement “Yesterday we dreamt about the future, today the future dreams about us”.
The project originated in collaboration between the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, which recently organized the exhibition The Future of the Future, and the New York group of architects, designers and scientists called Terreform One. Two windows on Madison Ave. display Terreform’s designs for future means of transportation in New York City and other big cities, such as the SOFT Jetpack and the SOFT Blimp Bumper Bus.
"Joachim embraces the future by specializing in dreaming up environmentally sustainable cities. He is part of Terreform
With the majority of the world's population now living in cities, Joachim believes it is important to understand the consequences human civilization has on the world's ecosystems. He designed a future model of