Educational organization that has been organizing courses, lectures, and workshops since 2014.
Reskata z.s. is a non-profit educational organization that has been organizing courses, lectures, and workshops since 2014.
It was founded in 2007 with the purpose of organizing festivals, supporting the education of women, children and minorities. Its current president is Blanka Maderová. Since 2014, Reskata’s activities range from music courses for children in Prague 6 and Prague 4 (for this activity, please check www.playheart.cz), to recording courses for adults in Faust studios, and courses for teachers (accredited by MŠMT – Czech Ministry of Education)
Apart from these individual and small-group courses, we have organized university workshops and lectures (on music, and on culinary techniques and Czech culture) in the past 6 years. These took place in Faust studios in Prague 6 or directly at the universities, i.e. at Charles University, East and Central European Studies, NYUl, NC State European Center in Prague, Harvard Summer School, Intercultural Studies Programme at FSV UK, and University of Washington – CHID in Prague.
Our organization is accredited by Czech Ministry of Education. We currently offer 2 courses (Recording and Reflection of Music for Pedagogues, and Music Composition and Arrangement for Pedagogues) for teachers of elementary and secondary schools, and music conservatories. The courses are taught in Czech and English in Faust Studios in Prague 6 by Blanka Maderová and Jindřich Kravařík.
For adults and teachers, courses (in Czech or English) are organized by Reskata z.s. They include lessons and practice for teachers from ZUŠ (Basic Music Schools) and secondary schools and other interested individuals in ICT technologies: especially recording in ProTools or Logic (or Ableton), composing of music in Logic, making music arrangements. This helps the teachers of ZUŠ give feedback to their students (they can record their students in class, or during band/orchestra concert or practice). They can also make compositions and arrangements in computers, print the scores (from Logic) and help the students prepare for school concerts. The courses include a theoretical part and practice in small groups (up to 8 people) during (mainly) weekend workshops (6-8 hour long).
Our producers/mentors offer also courses of electronic music making, use of synths, making of beats, practice of analogue, tape, and digital recording for individuals. These are led by Nicholas Coolidge, Nick Fox or Blanka Maderová. We also cooperate with the renowned producer Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Johnny Cash, System of a Down) who teaches our students via Skype consultations or directly in our studio.
Courses for Children
As for children and teens, they can learn to play the guitar, drums, make beats, sing or play the ukulele in our Playheart school (www.playheart.cz) . We cooperate with Iva Bittova and other extraordinary mentors (video). The aim of the school is to teach the children to master the instrument during individual lessons and learn to play with others during a band practice once a month. When playing together, children and their teachers get into the so-called “primary consciousness” when they live fully in the present, share their feelings and ideas with others without judging, while cultivating empathy and team spirit.
We also organize courses for several Czech and foreign universities. These include the doctoral programme of recording and working with analogue instruments (Tonnmeister classes in Prague organized by NYU Steinhardt), workshops about Czech music and Czech food and society (Slavic Studies, Harvard University Programme in Prague), East and Central European Studies programme at Charles University (FFUK); Intercultural Studies programme at Charles University (FSV); NC State University European Center in Prague, and others.
BLANKA MADEROVÁ PHD.
A music producer and lecturer of Sociology of Food, and Urban Semiotics at Charles University in Prague (East and Central European Studies), courses on Race, Ethnicity and Gender at FSV UK, and Czech dissident culture at NC State European Center in Prague.
In 2017-2018 - in cooperation with Czech Ministry of Education - she developed a course, a methodology, and educational materials on Czech culture and democracy for foreign persons who received asylum or state protection.
Blanka received her PhD. from Charles University, she did her post-doc at Harvard University in 2013-2014. Since then, she has led several courses on music with Iva Bittová and others at Faust studios in Prague, co-authored a book (“To Touch the World: Czech Musical Alternative from 1960s till 2013”) and developed a series of lectures about Czech culture and food.
TEREZA VINŠOVÁ M.A.
Tereza is most interested in pedagogy, healthy food and the practicing of Quigong.
She has taught courses for Washington University - CHID in Prague, organized and led workshops on Czech food and society for Charles University (ECES programme, since 2016), and taught Czech language for minorities. Together with Blanka Maderová and Karolina Štajnerová, she taught courses on Czech culture and democracy in a MŠMT project for foreigners (2017-2018).
Tereza studied Aesthetics and linguistics (Portuguese) at Masaryk University in Brno. She received her M.A. in Theory of Culture and Aesthetics. Having taught in several programs for foreigners, she is our expert on intercultural communication and Eastern spiritual practices.
Karolina focuses on new developments in pedagogy, especially in the methologies regarding foreigners (Czech language teaching, Czech Culture Lectures) and culinary techniques.
She cooperated with Tereza Vinšová and Blanka Maderová on several projects (Playheart, Czech Culture and Democracy for Foreigners who obtained an asylum in CZ). Currently, she studies Pedagogy at ČZU (University of Life Sciences in Prague), implementing practical "on site" learning, new methodologies, ecology, and teaching of youth.
Apart from organization of culinary workshops and music events, she teaches Czech language at the DOCEO school in Prague.
Cristina Vendra phd.
She focuses on the topic of food from a phenomenological perspective, with particular attention to the nature of taste, and on environmental hermeneutics. Being a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Prague, she works on the topic of social memory. She is also an associate member of the Centre d’Étude des Mouvements Sociaux (CEMS) at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris where she obtained her PhD. She is the author of “Paul Ricœur’s Social Thought. Towards a Critical Reconsideration of the Social Framework of Living” (Forthcoming). Specialized in social philosophy and expert on Paul Ricœur’s thought, she published several book chapters and articles in international philosophical journals on different topics including phenomenology of embodiment, environmental philosophy, collective memory; social justice and imagination.
Social media director of the Society for Ricœur Studies (2017-2020) and author of the best graduate annual paper prize in Ricœur’s thought awarded at Boston College in 2017, she has participated as a speaker in numerous international conferences and seminars in Europe, in the United States and in Canada. Cristina works also as a food-blogger in her Instagram page dedicated to worldwide tasting experiences: On the Table of the World www.instagram.com/on_the_table_of_the_world.
Ewa Grigar Phd.
Ewa Grigar is a lecturer of Sociology of Food (together with Blanka Maderová), Sociology of Surveillance, general sociology, and Research methods.
She has been teaching at Charles University and NC State European Center in Prague for more than 6 years.
Ewa got her PhD. in New York City. After leaving the US, she has been working in Prague for the last 10 years, investigating Czech society. Grigar holds a Ph.D. degree in sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York, a Master of Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and was an American Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic (in 2002)
She leads workshops on Czech culture and food, culinary techniques (with Tereza Vinšová) and intercultural workshops where the East meets the West.
Between the years 2007-09, she also held a Teaching Fellow post at the Parsons School of Design in NY. Since 2009, Grigar has been permanently living in the Czech Republic.
JIndřich Kravařík M.A.
Prague based flexible creative pro-audio/music professional with 11 years of freelancing experience. In music education, he focuses especially on composing, sound design, music recording and mixing, audio post-production for film and video and live sound.
Jindřich organized several workshops for university students with Blanka Maderová in Faust studios (NC State University, Harvard Summer Program, Charles University, and others). He recorded the students' voices and showed them several techniques of recording and ways of composing.
Having both artistic and technical university education and experience background (M.A. from Faculty of Performing Arts in Prague, and M.Sc. from Czech Technical University), he is a member of Faust and Sype studio teams and close networks of audio, audio-visual and creative professionals.
INTERCULTURAL WORKSHOP 12.2.2018
Report from the workshops in Prague
The project Healthy Eating: Utopia or a Contemporary must is sponsored by EEA/Norway grants 2014-2021.
Sugar Survey Results
Result from the Survey „The un-sweet life of university students in the Czech Republic and Norway“ done within the Czech – Norwegian project healthy Eating: Utopia or a Contemporary Must, financed by EEA/Norway Grants 2013-2021
Reskata z.s. October 2020
Reskata z.s. received a Norway grant to work on a project called Healthy Eating – Utopia or a Contemporary Must.
3 Czech scholars from Charles University and 2 Norwegian researchers from SIFO at OsloMet university in Norway will address issues of Czech and Norwegian culture, obesity, sugar and sugary drinks and youth well-being and health.