The map is not the territory – wrote Edwin Bendyk in the text opening 1st Conference “Culture and Development” in 2013.
[dropcap]If[/dropcap] we identify modern culture through well-recognized institutions and approved forms of activities, and the word ‘development’ evokes mainly economic growth associations, it means that a large part of the territory of culture disappears from our sight. One of the objectives of the Culture and Development programme is to unveil practices and cultural activities overlooked in mainstream descriptions of cultural space and to show the relationship between culture and development, which have positive impact on the socio-economic system, affecting our quality of life.
Culture and Development programme is aimed at creating maps of new cultural practices and characterizing them in terms of their pro-developmental impact. The programme consists of analysis of case studies carried out under the supervision of prof. Jerzy Hausner at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Warsaw, and of the results of the research programme led by Edwin Bendyk at the National Cultural Centre.
During the 2nd Conference “Culture and Development” we will present the results of these researches. Six case studies will be discussed: Autonomiczne Centrum Społeczne Cicha 4 (Lublin), Fundacja Cohabitat (Łódź), Koło Gospodyń Wiejskich (Lesznowola), Praska Biblioteka Sąsiedzka (Warszawa), Stowarzyszenie De-novo (Dynów) and Teatr Łaźnia Nowa (Kraków/Nowa Huta), along with results and conclusions from Edwin Bendzk’s Fraktale project. The participants will answer the question: how can new cultural practices focus on empowerment, communities, participation and social sustainability contribute to improving the quality of life, that is – to socio-economic development. The invited panelists include: prof. Monika Kostera, Edwin Bendyk, prof. Jerzy Hausner.
The Conference will end with the theatre performance „Lepiej tam nie idź. Zmiany” directed by Michał Borczuch, created as a part of the “Wielkopolska: Rewolucje 2014” project.
The conference is addressed to managers of culture, employees of cultural institutions, organizations and social initiatives working in the field of culture, animators, trainers, creators, and students of cultural animation and culture management. The conference is also addressed to the representatives of the government responsible for developing cultural strategies and programmes. The organizers of the conference are open to different perspectives of the debate on culture, therefore we encourage the participation of people not related to culture professionally but interested in the issue.
[mark]November 25, Tuesday[/mark]
9.30–10.00 registration of the participants
10.00–10.15 Opening of the conference: prof. Jerzy Hausner, Igor Stokfiszewski
10.15–11.00 Inaugural lecture: prof. Monika Kostera „ Interregnum and what next?”
11.00–11.45 Edwin Bendyk „Towards metaculture of the development “, summary of the Fraktale project
11.45–12.00 coffee break
12.00–14.00 Presentations of case studies:
1/ Praska Biblioteka Sąsiedzka (Warszawa) – Marcin Wroński, Piotr Więcek
2/ Stowarzyszenie De-novo (Dynów) – Anna Świętochowska
3/ Fundacja Cohabitat (Łódź) – Bartłomiej Orlicki
14.00–15.00 lunch break
15.00–17.00 Presentations of case studies:
1/ Koło Gospodyń Wiejskich (Lesznowola) – Jan Mencwel
2/ Autonomiczne Centrum Społeczne Cicha 4 (Lublin) – dr Agnieszka Ziętek, dr Rafał Czekaj
3/ Teatr Łaźnia Nowa (Kraków/Nowa Huta) – Krzysztof Malczyk, Łukasz Maźnica, Marek Oramus, Jan Strycharz, dr Barbara Worek
17.00–17.15 coffee break
17.15–18.30 Panel discussion recapitulating the conference: Edwin Bendyk, prof. Monika Kostera; moderation: Igor Stokfiszewski
Marzyciele i rzemieślnicy. Dom innowacji społecznych
ul. Bracka 25, Warsaw
Theatre performance: „Lepiej tam nie idź. Zmiany”, dir. Michał Borczuch, (part of „Wielkopolska: Rewolucje 2014” project)
Venue: Teatr Studio, PKiN, pl. Defilad 1, Warsaw
Instytut Studiów Zaawansowanych / Krytyka Polityczna / Narodowe Centrum Kultury
Open Society Foundations / European Cultural Foundation / Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa / Fundacja Nowej Kultury Bęc Zmiana
Marzyciele i rzemieślnicy. Dom innowacji społecznych / Teatr Studio