5 O’Clock Round Tables
“5 O’Clock Arhitext” opens the series of round table debates coordinated by specialists in the field of architecture or in related fields, aiming to become a basis of specialized debates on current architectural topics. The Arhitext design Foundation wished to outline the image of such concept by organizing at least two round tables a year that would share an original, topical subject, as well as the starting time, i.e. 5 o’clock, the traditional time for serving tea. The tea theme underlines the relaxed atmosphere in which the discussions are to be held. Several national tea-serving traditions will be included (the Japanese, the Russian, the English), as well as other customs associated with tea-serving over time.
The first round table from the “5 O’Clock Arhitext” series was organized in December 2007, under the theme “Virtual Mobility”. The themes brought to the public attention in 2008 were “Arrhythmia and E-Proportions” (in February) and “The Architecture of Two Landmark Cities: Vienna and Prague” (in June). Other round tables had themes such as “Negotiated Architectures”, “Fashion Architecture”, “The Urban Public Space”.
The 5 o’clock round tables were attended by important personalities from fields as diverse as architecture, sociology, philosophy, art, psychology etc. The debates are appreciated by the public and considered interesting also because of their topical themes, approached from an interdisciplinary perspective.