The Morning Debate with Julia Kristeva
A debate is always held in the morning, prior to the ceremony at which the laureate officially receives the VIZE 97 Prize. This was also the case this year. Ms Julia Kristeva, the anniversary tenth Prize winner, talked on the topic of “Polyphony – Meanings, Genders, Worlds”. Her opening address was followed by a lively discussion among viewers, the laureate, and the guests present at the debate, i.e. Josef Jařab, Iveta Jusová, Libuše Heczková, Miroslav Petříček and Josef Fulka. One of the participants in the debate was President Václav Havel, who was a guest of honour, sitting in the first row among viewers. Members of the VIZE 97 Prize Board also took part in the event together with Mr Havel.
Given the difficult topic and numerous questions, the debate was divided in two sections.