Yesterday (27th June, 18.00-22.00) we celebrated one of wonders of Warsaw – Stadion X-lecia. Worth celebrating not only because existing in Warsaw for more than half a century – as a stadium and then as a market – but also because these are the last days of Stadion as we know it (it will be closed by the end of June and replaced by National Stadion for Euro 2012). Music has been played (Gadajaca Tykwa and Nic Wielkiego), stories told (Armenian and Vietnamese), food eaten (Armenian lavash, Georgian basturma, Vietnamese corriander), ghosts of Stadion recalled (Szurkowski and his mysterious disappearance in tunel – during Wyscig Pokoju, Stanisław Królak and his bicycle, legendary bare-foot Leonidas, Kazimierz Deyna, Paweł Janas and the last fatal goal in 1983 and many others) and finally – real football played by real people. Four hours spent with people of Warsaw (app.120) inside Stadion like inside spaceship, wind and changing weather, sunset and moonshine, this is what is experienced. For those unlucky ones who has not participated: it will never happen again and life of this city has changed; so – by totally unserious activities like singing, playing football and eating – we left our trace in history. And legend born yesterday is – at least – like from here to Gdansk.
Account of photographic project that provided a set of ideas and methods for culture animation with medium of photography.
Photo workshop pdf
On the 10th of May Iwona Kurz and Małgorzata Litwinowicz from Instytut Kultury Polskiej (WU) gave a public lecture on cultural animation at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) Art Institute. Students and lecturers of the Art Institute were invited to participate in the meeting and to find out more about the cultural animation. Guests from Warsaw gave a comprehensive lecture on the teaching of cultural animation, which was presented as a synthesis of academic education, workshops, probation and implementation of actual project. The guiding principles of the work of cultural animator and its aims were discussed during the meeting as well. We’d like to share at least the part of the knowledge we gained by attaching the slide show, which was shown during the lecture.
Cultural animation: education, work, aims
Event held in IKP presenting students’ work abroad.
Two days of hanging around, catching up and testing first ideas.
The participants of the study trip to Lithuania share their impressions, observations and thoughts about cultural institutions and especially non-professional theatres they’ve visited in the region of Lithuania Minor.
Essay by Ramune
Essay by Edita
I’m posting an essay as a resource for you to download. (It’s only about 12000 words.) The essay – Reflections on creative practice – Artists working in the context of community consultation – formed one part of a substantial report (‘Do You Know What You’re Asking?’) produced at the beginning of this year for Nirex as part of an ongoing discussion about stakeholder involvement in decision-making.
Please feel invited to come to the next edition of Warsaw Breakfast – this time the one about Żoliborz!
Beware, you are under control 😉
To all coming to Gozdowo – stay temperd – no shrimping in public places, no nudity, no sex and violence, no politics, open fires and all the qool things that define cultural animation!
There are cameras watching