Different ways to approach a body in dance
Born in Gdynia, Poland and graduated from Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. Łukasz has worked with many international choreographers including Kerry Nicholls, Hubert Essakow, Itzik Galili, Vivien Wood, Ivgi & Greben. In 2015 he performed in "Betrayal: A Polyphonic Crime Drama" commissioned and presented by The Barbican in London.He has also appeared in the works of Claude Bardouil and Krzysztof Warlikowski in Nowy Teatr in Warsaw. In 2016 Łukasz worked with ilDance and performed works by
Fluctuations of the Future within today’s narratives
As a poet, playwright, photographer, visual artist, and performer, Marcin Cecko has long been working on the intersection of various artistic forms promoting the idea of interdisciplinary art.He has published three volumes of poetry: Rozbiorek (2000), Pląsy (2003) and Mów (2006). Recently he has been working both as a playwright and scriptwriter for science-fiction inspired plays and productions exploring ideas rarely exposed in theatre: anthropology, genetical modification, artificial intelligence.
Social Policy: the Future
Anna Gromada - sociologist, economist, a researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences and a co-founder of the Kalecki Foundation think-tank. Anna obtained an MA in International Development from Sciences Po Paris, BA in Sociology and Politics from Cambridge University, BA in International Economics from the Warsaw School of Economics. She has collaborated with, i.a., the Chancellery of the President of Poland, French public administration, the OECD, The Guardian and Thomson Reuters.
TTMM on wrist
Albert Salamon is a graphic designer. He completed an Industrial Design Department at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and lead the Visual Communication studio for ten years. He has worked in many different fields of design: names, signs, visual identifications, posters, informing systems, wrappings, web interfaces and mobile apps. He created new products and their development strategy.
Butoh Dance is a Battlefield
TO-EN is a butoh dancer and choreographer form Poland, artistic director of TO- EN Butoh Company. TO-EN is a next member of quite small generation of butoh dancers in the world. For many years she has been living in Sweden and studying the body work and butoh dance with SU-EN – famous butoh artist, choreographer and artistic director of the SU-EN Butoh Company. TO-EN has performed in the wide range of performances and projects presented on the main Swedish stages. Currently in Poland, TO-EN works in the field of stage performances, multidisciplinary and site-specific projects, land art, improvisations, interventions, exhibitions, lectures and workshops. TO-EN is artist's Japanese stage name and means EARTH – GARDEN.
Czułość : Utopian Concepts
Czułość gallery was created in 2010 by a group of young artists looking for their own language and field of expression in photography. They were artists who not only generationally but also aesthetically saw no place for themselves in existing institutions - so they decided to create their own, based on a co-operative, common production, self- help and far-reaching openness space to collaborate with other creative communities. The formula is a resounding success; over a short time Czułość has become an important place on the artistic map of Warsaw, and in the field of photography without a doubt the utmost dynamic.
Architecture, Standing in Between
Krystyna Fiszer is a French / Polish architect born in Paris, and since 2001 living in Warsaw. During her studies at the École the Belleville she traveled to Finland to complete her dissertation on the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. After completing her studies she moved to Warsaw where in 2004 she opened the Fiszer Atelier 41 office, the office of Stanisław Fiszer , a Polish architect living and working in Paris since 1974. Her main realisation in Poland include : Kubicki’''s Arcade at Warsaw Castle, Orange headquarter in Warsaw, Housing estate on E. Orzeszkowej street in Warsaw, and Renovation of the Arsenal in Gdansk.
Theatre practitioner, writer, and visual artist. He is also a lecturer at the New Media Arts Faculty / PJATK Academy in Warsaw. In his work Klaudiusz draws on a range of disciplines that explore the possibility of embodying memories and spacial topologies by exploring states of inaccurate recall or ‘memory errors’. His recent exploration has also led him to scrutinise ideas connected to the shaping of human subjectivity. His investigation has led him to co-ordinate several projects in Australia, Europe and Japan. At present Klaudiusz works and lives in Warsaw, Poland.
Catastrophe as Limit to Masculinity
Floating World: Utopian Concepts in Japan
Prof Jadwiga Rodowicz-Czechowska is a renown Japanologist, writer and theatre director. She is an author of numerous books on Japanese Nō theatre, translator of Nō dramas, Zeami Motokiyo treatises, and is also the writer of several plays. She entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland in 1993 and became the Ambassador for the Republic of Poland in Japan (2008-2012). At present, she is a lecturer at the National Academy of Theatre in Warsaw and is the President of the Urasenke Sadō School Sunshinkai.
Based in Paris since 2001, Julia Rodowicz studied design at the Studio Berçot fashion college while earning her living as a dresser, a salesperson and a window-maker. She first interned, then worked for 9 years as a Knitwear Designer at Balenciaga, a hundred-year-old Parisian fashion house. In 2014, she started freelancing as a Knitwear Consultant for luxury and mass-market brands including Calvin Klein, Lemaire, Nehera and Uniqlo U. Her focus now is on supporting young niche designers, including Atlein and Vejas.
Does Consciousness Need a Body?
Anatol Magdziarz is a lecturer and translator/interpreter working in English and French. His areas of interest include philosophy of mind and language, literature and lacanian psychoanalysis. He studied applied linguistics and culture studies at Warsaw University
The Future of the Economic Planet
Jędrzej Malko writes for the press on matters of international politics and economy and does freelance work as an analyst for economic think-tanks. He has studied under Slavoj Zizek, Michael Hardt and Simon Critchley and today is a doctoral researcher at the Warsaw School of Economics, where he is working within the field of heterodox price theories.
Marcin Klaus - owner of Insight Shot, a market research boutique, specializes in innovation studies, social trend diagnosis, as well as research, design, and strategy management.
Processes of Aggression as a Disturbance of Existence
Variations of Masculinity
Utopia as Thinking in Images
Dr Tomasz Mazur - a philosopher by profession, lecturer, education organiser, currently working as an IB coordinator of the 2nd SLO in Warsaw. He is a contemporary practicing stoic, and an author of books on stoicism (including O stawaniu się stoikiem). Over the last few years, he also runs Stoic workshops popularising philosophical techniques of self improvement. Founder of the Stoic Practice Centre, and co-author of the Stoic Way Stoic Education project.
Art workers against fascism
The Anti-Fascist Year is a country-wide initiative promoted by a coalition of public institutions, NGOs, social movements, art collectives, individual artists and activists. Its goal is to commemorate all anti-fascist activists, men and women, who actively resisted fascism in the past, and to oppose the reoccurrence in the public domain of neo-fascist and neo-Nazi movements as well as of any and all parties endorsing and idolizing fascist ideas, discourse and practices.
The Anti-Fascist Year is a collective expression of protest against the glorification of war, the cult of violence, authoritarianism, nationalism, intolerance, misogyny, homophobia and racism which wreaks havoc on human conscience and destroys our community and natural environment.
The body as Imaginary. The body as Real.
Sara Rodowicz-Ślusarczyk is an artist and psychoanalyst. A graduate of the Faculty of Graphics in The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, she studied clinical psychology at SWPS University. She acquired her knowledge about Lacan’s psychoanalysis in Paris. Rodowicz-Ślusarczyk lives and works in Warsaw.
Masculinity in crisis and the political implications
Szymon Grela - sociologist, graduated from University of Cambridge where he researched new wave of right wing movements in Europe. Former journalist at OKO.press and columnist for Krytyka Polityczna and Gazeta Wyborcza. Currently works in political communication for Robert Biedroń and his new political movement.
Initiated in 2016 by Klaudiusz Ślusarczyk, the Meetings with a Specialist is a series of curated lectures by Polish and international experts from different fields, not necessarily academic. The aim of the meetings is to introduce different points of view, different experiences and expertise and, as a result, facilitate a discussion in the problems of the world within and outside the discipline of art and design.