Interviews had their premiere in May, when the article Seven Voices from the World was published in “Wrocław Cultural Guide“. It was only a preview of a wider publication entitled ,Voices from the world. How to respond to a Crisis in Culture? which is a collection of twenty points of view from fifteen countries. The material is available from today on our website.
Voices from the World. How to Respond to the Crisis in Culture? is primarily a journal collecting many points of view. It is a testimony to a peculiar atmosphere in the early days of the global crisis.
As the coordinators of the publication emphasize in the introduction:
When the borders remain closed, we felt an even stronger need for cooperation and contact with institutions and people who have been involved in many valuable projects with Culture Zone Wrocław. It was the need for solidarity and exchanging thoughts and experiences that accompanied us while preparing this publication. In March 2020, we asked our partners from fifteen countries about how the cultural life in their cities and regions looks at the time of the pandemic and how they see the future of culture after the threat disappears. We wanted their answers to six key questions to capture the essence of the current state of affairs. Their dynamic and quick responses determined the character of this publication as a record of the ongoing crises. Our partners have put on paper their first thoughts and the most important facts of March and April 2020. Voices from the World. How to Respond to the Crisis in Culture? is primarily a journal collecting many points of view – of curators, artists, freelancers, employees of cultural institutions. It is a testimony to a peculiar atmosphere in the early days of the global crisis. – said by Paulina Brelińska, Paulina Maloy and Katarzyna Zielińska, the coordinators of Culture Zone Wrocław’s international activities.
Voices from the World
The interviewees are both artists and culture managers associated for years with the most important institutions in the world, key people for the development of international cooperation of the Culture Zone Wrocław: Matti Allam, Marko Brumen, Vladimir Rukavina, Barbara Švrljuga Hergovich, Ana Čižauskienė, Philipp Dietachmair, Eva-Maria Gräfer, Petra Housková, Caroline Kadziola, Dominika Kawalerowicz, Yuliia Khomchyn, Shuji Kogi, Fredrik Lindegren, Rolf Norås, Iwona Ogrodzka, Lidija Pisker, Anna Potyomkina, Vladimir Rukavina, Oliver Spatz, Ewa Stróżczyńska-Wille, Barbara Švrljuga Hergovich, Rosella Tarantino, Myroslav Trofymuk Junior, Natalie Wasserman, Oleksandr Vynogradov, Anastasiia Yevsieieva, Lene Øster.
Culture Zone Wrocław wishes to thank all our partners who at this difficult moment of a global crisis shared their reflections on the state of culture and predictions regarding the ways in which the modern world may develop.