Collective residences


From Tuesday, 22 October 2019 to Thursday, 31 October 2019

Assistant Professor at Masaryk University


Josef Hornacek started his career in marketing in early 90s. He worked as marketing specialist, marketing manager, researcher and lecturer in several international companies in the field of FMCG. He started his PhD candidate in 2009 and joined research team of the project New Social Risks of Czech Labor Market and the Needs of its Political Regulation Reform after the EU Admission. In last decade he investigated labor market and employment relations. In 2017 defended his dissertation Collective Contracts and its importance in the Engineering Industry in Czech Republic. He is currently working as assistant professor at Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno and continuing his research activities in employment relations.


During my stay at Faber I will prepare theoretical part of research of two different activities of social integration. The research question is: “What are the main differences between two models of theater activities as the instrument of social integration?” The research will be led as a case study comparing two theatre groups in the same locality of university city. One group is organized as bottom-up activity, while the other one as top-down activity. Both of them are partly funding by public money. I am planning the research methods such observation, interviews and analysis of documents.

Friendly meetings in Olot

When I remembering the stay in Olot, it is very kindly and friendly atmosphere what I felt every single day. All of colleagues and managers of the project inspire me in my work and performance for the future. 

So I have met for the first time with cultural phenomena which I have never heard about, impact of Vikings or multicultural Puerto Rico (thank you again, Irene García and José Delannoy). The dicussions were very enriching, charmig, and full of new ideas.

Nevertheless, in our formal and informal talks, I found something new for my point of view on emerging chalenges. It was feeling of common recognition of the values which bind us together across the countries and nations.

In the level of my own research projects: When I came in Olot, I had prepared only few ideas for the presentation about impact on theatre. This ideas were containing in the presentation Theater Activities as an Instrument of Social Inclusion. According to the conclusions of following discussions, I decided spread these ideas on the culture as whole. It leads me now to the new research proposal of Cultural activities as an instruments of social  inclusion. And in addition, the role of subcultures in minorities and among marginalized people.

Well, I mentioned nice people and nice place in Olot. But I must not forget the beautiful nature of Catalonia, its mountains, forrests and rivers. 

Notícies, articles i activitats

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