(LT) Samogitia and Aukštaitija and (PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Reflection by Ray Thorley

The study trip through Lithuania was full of personal enrichment and wonderful new experiences.

Overall the study group looked at communication and participation within communities.

However, my interest and observations were drawn to and, focus on young peoples desires to become involved or otherwise in community activities and projects.

To understand the views and opinions of the [...]. Read more

(PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – understanding the region

The third study trip took place in Warsaw and the Mazovia region between November 29th and December 3rd 2011. The title of the study trip was Warsaw. Inside/Outside and it was focused on the relation between the centre and the periphery, inside and outside of the cultural and social life in this area. Exploration of the capital city was combined with two regional trips: to Warka and to [...]. Read more

(PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Participant Research: Krasnobrodzka 13 – the reconstruction of Paweł Althamer’s strategy of working with the local community

In this essay, I would like to focus on the process of activating the local community by the artist Paweł Althamer. I will describe those of his projects that involved a small group of inhabitants of the block of flats where he lives at Krasnobrodzka 13. That is, I will not refer to his other works, such as the Bródno Sculpture Park or the sculpture mounted at the Targówek District Hall [...]. Read more

(PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Participant Research: Reflective Diary of Eglė Marčiulaitytė (LT)

Monday, 28 November 2011
Ochocianie, OMDO, Kolonia Cafe
After visiting Tarczynska 11 all localisers took a walk through Ochota district to

“Kolonia” – small club-cafe in the middle of the Old Ochota. Cafe is very children-friendly (many wooden toys, children books and a playground in a cafe’s yard) as well as open for other target groups and events. According to the owner Agnieszka [...]. Read more

(PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Participant Research: Role of cafes in cultural life of Warsaw

During our study trip Localise, we had many meetings, most of which took place not at the offices of the organisers or rented halls but at cafés. It was very natural to do so. In Poland, cafés are not merely places to have something to eat and drink, and then move on, but also places to relax, have a long and friendly chat and exchange thoughts: to create something new. It seems so [...]. Read more

(PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Participant Research: Organization of a meeting space and behavior of participants during encounters with local activists

1.     Introduction

This written assignment results from the research conducted after the Localise project, which took place in Warsaw and its vicinity between 27th November and 4th December, 2011. The paper aims to summarise, in some way, my reflections on the arrangement of the space in which we were greeted by appointed organizations. I strongly believe that the decisions made during [...]. Read more

(PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Participant Research: Reflective Diary of Rachel Grant (UK)

Notes For Study Trip – Wednesday

Began in the University with reflection on our activities so far, we split into small mixed groups to discuss participatory activities bringing with us our own knowledge and experience to the projects we’d seen.
My Small Group Discussion Notes:

• We talked about how as a group on the visit we would like to have more opportunities to speak to [...]. Read more

(PL) Warsaw and Mazovia – Participant Research: Reflective Diary of Roxie Collins (UK)

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