We have not recognised that the economic and political crisises comprise an even more essential breakdown – a cultural crisis.
Let us meet up in the autumn of 2017, to discuss culture in Poland and its future.
Progressives – especially in the West and South – should recognise the unprecedented role and the historic transformation of NGOs in the East, accept the Eastern third sector as a political partner, and urgently form alliances with progressive parts of civil society in Central-Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
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This phase of Poland’s parliamentary crisis is over, but Poland remains stuck in a much deeper one – the crisis of far-right authoritarian rule, of representative parliamentary politics and of democracy itself.
The right to culture in the city space is not about having easy access to cultural production. It is the right to create culture.
Igor Stokfiszewski considers the threat posed by Poland’s nationalist right-wing government to the vibrancy and diversity of grassroots cultural initiatives.