25.09.2018 Thuesday

City and Culture: Compromise game

Autor: Culture Zone Wrocław

Where does the compromise come from? What is its purpose? What tools do we have and how we can work it out? On 18th and 19th of October, we kindly invite you to the "City and Culture" Conference, during which we will take a closer look at various aspects of intersectoral cooperation in culture.

The results of research of our sector are a the main source of valuable information for animators and operators of culture. During the October conference, we will reach those whose topics are the closest to the main idea behind the “City and Culture”. One of the reports on which we want to focus are the results of a three-year diagnosis of the state of cultural education conducted as part of the “Very Young Culture” programme and other projects related to this topic carried out by Kolektyw Badawczy (the Research Collective). “Compromise game” is a workshop offer for those who want to play the role of employees of cultural and educational institutions.

 Workshop participants will work on what precedes the compromise and is necessary to achieve it, that is, on understanding the conditions under which various entities forming joint educational and cultural projects operate. The workshop will be run in the form of role-playing game (RPG), which will not be fictional. The game instruction will be based on the results of a three-year diagnosis of the state of cultural education conducted as part of the “Very Young Culture” programme. It will result in the creation of a concept of joint cross-sectoral action taking into account the potentials and barriers that can stand in our way.

The creators of the workshop are members of Kolektyw Badawczy (the Research Collective), a group of sociologists, anthropologists and ethnologists who evaluate projects, diagnose cultural requirements, and conduct research of audiences. In the past, they worked together with institutions such as the Public Information Bulletin of the Capital City of Warsaw, the Masovia Institute of Culture, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, the Museum of History of Polish Jews POLIN, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, and the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra.


Profile of the participant: cultural managers from public institutions and from the non-governmental sector, coordinators, educators, animators, project managers from large cultural institutions, creators of events from smaller centers, people involved in both the program and communication. Workshop will be conducted in Polish.

Magdalena Ochał – PhD in Sociology, student of History of Arts, member of the Polish Sociological Association and the Transdisciplinary Centre for Qualitative Research. She specialises in research of lifestyle and research for the public sector.

Michał Kocikowski – cultural anthropologist, a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw. He has cooperated with large research institutes as well as NGOs (Helsinki Committee for Human Rights, among others); a non-uncritical service design enthusiast.

Magdalena Różycka – coordinator of cultural and educational projects, educator, cultural expert, historian. She has many years of experience in conducting and implementing projects which integrate different sectors: public and non-public, culture and education. Worked at the Education Department of the Mazovia Institute of Culture. Collaborated on such projects as Kierunek Kultura, ShortCut, Wyszło Szydło. A coordinator of Zbadaj Kulturę and Zbuduj Publiczność workshops and a co-coordinator of the project Cultural Educators – The Mazovian Culture and Education Network, carried out as part of the National Cultural Center’s Very Young Culture programme. A graduate of history with a specialisation in cultural studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, she also completed postgraduate studies in Cultural Management in the European Union at the Polish Academy of Sciences and Accounting and Auditing at the University of Warsaw. She also studied Cultural Studies at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and at the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw.

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