Can art stop icecaps from melting?

Duration: 2 h


One of the greatest and yet never proven myths of contemporary ecology is global warming iconically represented by melting icecaps and overflowing seas. The panel discussion which rounds-up the cycle centres around the impact of art in an urban or environmental context; it explores the theme of revitalisation through art and the role of art in public space. Contributors will include the representatives of all the previous discussions.ACTIVITIESdiscussion | participants of the previous discussionsfacilitator | Igor Stokfiszewski ["Krytyka Polityczna"]activity | "A City Conce[p/r]t" - an improvised performance featuring space, a roll of plastic grass, a DJ, a sax player, a singer, a dancer; concept and choreography: Iwona Pasińska
Project of the Malta International Theatre Festival and Theatrical Initiative Association of Poznań, in cooperation with Poznań Club of Political Criticism.production concept and coordination | Marcin Maćkiewiczproduction | Małgorzata Mikołajczak, Przemysław Wiśniewski


Marta Steiner - holds a PhD in humanities, a lecturer at Wrocław University since 2001. She has been working in the Department of the Theory of Culture and Visual Arts at Wrocław University. From 1999 to 2002 she conducted research of theatrological and ethnographic nature in China and Hong Kong. She is the author of "Geneza teatru w świetle antropologii kulturowej" (The Genesis of Theatre in the light of Cultural Anthropology") [2003], the first Polish publication on the relations between anthropology and culture. Since 2007, a journalist at "Didaskalia" Theatre Magazine.

Komuna Otwock - "an anarchist community of activities" founded in 1989 by Grzegorz Laszuk and Paweł Stankiewicz, reputedly the most radical group of Polish independent theatre. Apart from shows, happenings, and performance actions, the group runs social and ecological campaigns, organizes workshops, concerts, exhibitions, lectures, and last but not least, it is involved in publishing.

Joanna Rajkowska - a graduate of History of Art at the Jagiellonian University and of Painting at Kraków's Academy of Fine Arts with Jerzy Nowosielski as her mentor, took part in Studio Semester Program, at State University of New York. A winner of 2007 Paszport Polityki ("Polityka" Passport, a cultural award granted by one of the largest Polish weeklies) for "visual art". A versatile artist, Rajkowska creates sculptures, objects, installations, artwork on paper, takes photos, employs various media, operates in public space. A recurring theme of her output is the relation between human psyche and body.

Jarosław Kozakiewicz - a sculptor whose works are a blend of sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture. A graduate of Sculpture Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Kozakiewicz also studied at the Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art in New York. His works combine art and science, often refer to cosmology, holism, as well as to philosophical and religious concepts which differ from the currently prevailing scientific systems. His main interests lie in diverse relations between a human being and its surroundings.

Dariusz Kosiński - professor at the Jagiellonian University [Faculty of Polish Studies, Drama Department]. A contributor of "Didaskalia", Kosiński also writes for "Dialog", a monthly on contemporary drama. In his research, Kosiński focused on history and theory of acting in the 19th century ["Sztuka aktorska w polskim piśmiennictwie teatralnym XIX wieku - główne problemy" ("Acting in 19th century Polish publications on theatre - main issues"), Kraków 2003; "Dramaturgia praktyczna. Polska sztuka aktorska XIX wieku w piśmiennictwie teatralnym swej epoki" ("Practical Dramaturgy. Polish 19th century acting in contemporary writing"), Kraków 2005] and on interpretation of drama ["Sceny z życia dramatu" ("Scenes from a drama"), Kraków 2005]. For the last few years, he has investigated the unique character of Polish theatre and performance tradition. His publications include scholarly and popular books, e.g. "Słownik postaci dramatycznych" ("Dictionary of Drama Characters"), and he is also the co-author of "Słownik wiedzy o teatrze" ("Dictionary of Drama Studies") and "Czechow 100 lat później" ("Chekhov one hundred years later").

Data: 2008-06-28 Godzina: 14:00
Miejsce: Plac przy Empiku