Spotkania warsztatowe / Workshop meetings / PL

Całoroczne przedsięwzięcie, mające na celu aktywizację dzieci i kobiet w małych miasteczkach w Polsce. Spotkania warsztatowe, polegały na wymianie umiejętności, nauce rękodzieła, pogłebiały lokalne więzi między uczestnikami -mieszkańcami wiosek. Wsie w których odbyły się spotkania to: Saczkowce, Kuźnica, Budy, Dzieczewo, Paliwodzizna, Nowogród, Macikowo oraz Szopienice (dzielnica Katowic). W projekt zaangażowali się artyści i kuratorzy: Joanna Rajkowska, Cezary Lisowski, Paweł Olszczyński, Katarzyna Pacura, Jan Szewczyk oraz Tomasz Pawłowski. Spotkania zaowocowały dalszą współpracą z lokalnymi społecznościami oraz zachęciły mieszkańców do kontynuowania spotkań. Jednym z takich kontynuacji będzie wydarzenie – happening na szczycie średniowiecznego kopca Grodno w Nowogrodzie (we współpracy z Joanna Rajkowską) w Noc Świętojańską 2018.

 

Zrealizowano w  ramach stypendium Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego

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Workshop meetings in Polish villages.

One year long ongoing project revolves around working with people from various villages in Poland. Initiated meetings with residents aiming to spend time together doing crafts, learning diffrent techniques from each other and sharing our work experience. The eagerness of people for participation in collaborative work or simply spending time togerher depends mostly on local history. Sometimes I join already exisiting informal or formal groups, such as for example the „Housewives’ Association” first created in Poland in 1866 in Piaseczno village as a form of mutual support for women within the village community. Such associations were most prominent in Poland under communism, and after its collapse in the 1990s, the number of these communities dropped significantly. Nowadays there are being reactivated and currently there are around 7 thousands „Housewives’ Associations” in Poland, gathering around 160 thousands women, almost half of them are informal and unregistered. They provide their participants with the feeling of belonging and togetherness and allow them to celebrate local history, culture and traditions. For some of the meetings I invited to join Polish artists, curators and theoreticians. The outcome of the project in one of the vilages Nowogrod is a happening prepared together with the residents of Nowogród and neighbouring villages is scheduled for June 2018 on the top of medievel mound Grodno which used to be a settlement. The project is being developed in collaboration with polish artist Joanna Rajkowska.

The project is supported by The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.

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