City walks: Civic participation, Digitalisation and audience development in Krakow: Meet de Locals.
City walk 1 – Wytwórnia
WYTWÓRNIA is 350 square meters of a post-industrial space with a dynamic community of creative people, located at the Krakow Zabłocie. ey believe in the spirit of cooperation and diversity. eir members, among others, produce furniture in the workshop, design of green plants, deal with architecture, graphics and create e-services in the Internet space. You can join them and enjoy the inspiring ow of energy between matter and virtual space while working on their projects. You can also nd here partners to develop your ideas, partic- ipate in numerous workshops, meetings or conferences, or use their space to host your own event.
In Wytwórnia you will meet...
Warsztat Innowacji Spolecznych
“Warsztat Innowacji Spolecznych (Social innovation Lab) consists of people who are convinced that strong social ties, and the innovative use of existing resources, based on the principle of openness for the successful resolution of any problems, contributes positively to quality of life.
Developing social capital and creative industries, improving the quality of entrepreneurship, as well as designing and implementing innovation are the core business of the Warsztat Innowacji Spolecznych. ese objectives are implemented through scientific research, implementation and evaluation of projects aimed at improving the quality of social life: training programs, cooperation between various environments (academic, public administration, business, third sector) around issues of social innovation, promotion and implementation of programs for the nonprofit sector.
The work carried out within the framework of Warsztat Innowacji Spolecznych activities are based on three main principles: interdisciplinarity, the use of project methodology, and the preservation of high aesthetics.”
Muzea Małopolski (MIK)
“Malopolska’s Virtual Museums” aims to present on the Internet valuable resources of importance to the culture. The project was implemented in partnership with the Department of Business Development of the O ce of Malopolska Province Marshal – Project Leader and the Malopolska Institute of Culture (MIK) — Partner and main project executor, in cooperation with 35 museums. e project is co-financed with EU funds under the Regional Operational Programme for Malopolska for the years 2007–2013 and the budget of the Malopolska Province.
Within the project, the Regional Digitalisation Workshop and a website have been created. On the website one can admire more than 700 digitalised exhibits for which up until now museum showcases and warehouses have been their natural setting. Exhibits have been selected from their collections by Malopolska’s museums, following consultations with the project Council of Experts. Because the majority of them are presented as three- dimensional images, it will be possible to not only learn the rich history of these exhibits but also to see them up close, and to learn every tiny detail about them, without fear of destroying precious objects or violating museum etiquette.”
Koduj dla Polski
Code for Poland aims to promote the “coding”, “programming” and “being a developer” as a modern form of citizenship. Code for freedom promotes that citizens should participate in public life, and aims to encourage Polish society to use open data. Therefore, Code for Poland’s objective is to involve the innovative potential of young developers to create new solutions to the everyday challenges in the interaction between citizens and governments and to create applications for modern public services. Together it creates a space to connect people with ideas, problems, and abilities to work together for the benefit of local communities.
City walk 2 - Sezony Bistro
About Sezony Bistro
Sezony Bistro Cafe is primarily born of the passion among the young people connected to the Association Centre for Prevention and Social Education UMBRELLA, once strangers. When they met for the rst time more, all had one aim: to create something in common, so that fail to meet their dreams and the labor market. Each of them took required courses and practice o ered by UMBRELLA project. anks to the internships, which they have organized themselves, they could see how to work on their future positions.
In Sezony Bistro you will meet...
Cultural institutions in Poland are undergoing profound changes. ese changes are due to technological progress - including the creation, development and continuous change in digital technologies. With scanning technologies, we can create digital images of important artifacts and thus secure the survival of the message, which is associated with them. However, heritage protection itself is only the beginning of the challenge. An important and often missing link is to promote this heritage - reaching the maximum wide audience, including socially excluded groups. ey believe, that the more Polish people, groups, or organizations will be thinking about how to support the dissemination of digital culture, the more e ective they will be in it as a nation. With the right e ort, mutual inspiration, and strength, they see new possibilities for reviving heritage, and its use for achieving their development goals.
Foundation Umbrella / Sezony Bistro
Association Centrum Profilaktyki i Edukacji Społecznej PARASOL (Prevention and Social Education Centre UMBRELLA) is an independent grassroots non-governmental and social benefit organization based in Krakow. Our mission is to spread knowledge concerning social problems and to undertake preventive measures that can help to solve those problems. erefore CPES Parasol operates on the benefit of the general public and in favour of disadvantaged populations endangered with social exclusion or marginalization, especially children and youth. Its purpose is to promote awareness of social problems and to carry out preventive activities in this area. Thus, CPES Parasol acts for the benefit of the entire society and communities in particular need.
City walk 3 - Dom Kultury Podgórze / Muzeum Etnograficzne
In Ethnographic Museum you will meet..
Anna Szelingowska and Anna Grajewska
“The Ethnographic Museum in Kraków was born of the passion and reverence for cultures. For peasant culture. For European cultures. For exotic cultures. Today, the Museum endeavours to be the place where the new description of the world – bygone and contemporary, far and near – is made. Thee world of custom that we ourselves find to be a mirror.
In other words: the museum wants to be a centre of reflection and understanding oneself and others.”
“Institute of Architecture is a foundation established in Krakow in 2011 by Dorothy Jędruch, Dorothy Lesniak-Rychlak, Peter Bujas and Michal Wisniewski, supported from its inception by Magdalena Petryna. The Institute’s mission is to promote selfless thinking about space by promotion of architectural education, popularization of architecture, mainly modern and contemporary, supporting architectural criticism, inspiring debate on the shape of space, organizing interdisciplinary exhibitions about architecture or publishing activities.”
In Podgórze you will meet...
Dom Kultury Podgórze
House of Culture “Podgorze” in Kracow dedicates its programme to di erent age groups - from kindergarten to senior. e facility organizes many events that permanently t into cultural calendar. National Festival of Animated Film OFAFA, Ballroom Dancing, Podgórska Cultural Autumn, Grand New Year’s Concert.