22.02.2019 Friday

Discussing culture in Wrocław. Registration for the AIR Wro Talks 4.0 conference is now open

Culture Zone Wrocław invites you to AIR Wro Talks 4.0, a two-day meeting with experts from Poland and abroad, providing an opportunity to talk about the problems and challenges faced by contemporary culture. The conference will take place on 28th and 29th March in Wrocław. Participation is free of charge, registration is required.

The main theme of this year’s edition are borders – the panels, lectures, workshops and discussions will address phenomena important not only for the circles of experts, artists and practitioners of culture, but also for its recipients.

The selected subjects apply to all of us, regardless of where you live. Whether it’s an issue of access to culture, global education or international relations, the discussion is always limited in terms of conceptual, social, cultural or geographical boundaries. During the conference we want to expand, transform or redefine them – says Berenika Nikodemska, the organiser of AIR Wro Talks 4.0.

AIR Wro Talks 4.0 will be an opportunity to talk and exchange experiences with representatives of Polish and European cultural organisations and institutions. Invited guests include Paul Hobson (Director of Modern Art Oxford), Joanna Tamborska (Deputy Director of the Danish Cultural Institute), Onny Eikhaug (President of EIDD Design for All Europe) and Marta Gontarska (Anti-discrimination Education Association).

Culture for all, Brexit and the role of national institutes

The conference programme includes discussion panels addressing, for instance, good practices enabling people with various degrees of disability to enjoy full participation in cultural projects. Another issue to be raised will be Brexit – the experts will debate its meaning for Europe and the impact it can have on international cultural collaboration. Representatives of national cultural institutes will try to answer the question whether in the 21st century the promotion of culture defined by officially defined state borders is still relevant.

AIR Wro Talks 4.0 will also be an occasion for local communities to learn more about the activities of the Visegrad Fund, Creative Europe and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute – organisations that financially support projects carried out abroad or in collaboration with foreign partners.

More than talks

The conference programme is accompanied by workshops and artistic events. Participants of the sessions conducted by Marta Gontarska will learn how to build international partnerships based on respect, responsibility and solidarity. The workshops run by Dorota Molodyńska-Küntzel will focus on identifying different groups exposed to stereotyping and stigmatization in Poland and the ways to respond to hate-motivated phenomena.

The discussion panels, lectures and workshops organised as part of AIR Wro Talks 4.0 will take place on 28th and 29th March at Barbara (ul. Świdnicka 8B) and Recepcja (courtyard of ul. Ruska 46).

Participation in the conference is free of charge, registration is required (the number of participants is limited).

Registration form (deadline: 22.03): airwrotalks.conrego.com



9:00-14:00 | Barbara | registation

10:00-13:30 | Barbara | How to Talk About the Majority of the World? Culture and Art Versus Global Challenges | workshops

10:00-13:30 | Recepcja | Let’s say “NO” to Hate Speech! | workshops

14:00-14:30 | Barbara | Opening of the conference

14:30-15:15 | Barbara | Opening lecture

17:00-18:30 | Barbara | Who promotes Greenland? The Role and Tasks of National Institutes of Culture in the 21st Century | discussion panel


9:00-11:00 | Barbara | registration

11:00-11:30 | Barbara | Opening of the second day of the conference

11:30-12:30 | Barbara | Support Opportunities for International Projects: Visegrad Fund, Creative Europe, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute | presentations

13:00-14:30 | Barbara | Culture for All: Strategies for the Cultural Inclusion of People with Disabilities | discussion panel

16:00-17:30 | Barbara | What Does Brexit Tell Us About the European Community? | discussion panel

17:30-18:00 | Barbara | Closing of the conference

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