Seminar @ POLIN: On understanding change in social projects

Seminar: On understanding change in social projects


What is change? What are the assumptions of initiatives aimed at social change? How to assess whether the change planned has actually occurred? We invite everyone to a seminar during which, together with invited specialists, we will consider theoretical assumptions concerning change in social projects and look into interesting projects carried out in Great Britain and Hungary.


  • Introducing lecture, Edwin Bendyk
  • Workshop, Nicholas Clements
  • Discussion and project presentation, Living Memorial, Hungary, Anna Kovács and Horváth Balázs

The seminar will be conducted in English.

We invite artists, activities of non-governmental organisations, coordinators and project curators. A registration form should be sent to address: until Monday, 5 October 2015, 12.00.

Edwin Bendyk – a journalist and columnist, head of the Centre for Future Studies at Collegium Civitas, a columnist in the science section of “Polityka”, head of the Board of the Open Culture Code Foundation, a collaborator with the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. His books include “The Poisoned Well”, “Antymatrix” or “Love, War Revolution”.

Nicholas Clements – an activist, cultural manager, artist. He works with local communities, mostly representatives of excluded and disadvantaged social groups. He works mainly through stimulating broadly understood creativity. Nick Clements is a lecturer at Staffordshire University in Great Britain and the author of “Creative Collaboration”.

Living Memorial – a social campaign critical of erecting a monument commemorating German occupation at Freedom Square in Budapest. The aim of the campaign was to encourage Hungarian people to discuss and reflect on attitudes to the Holocaust and history-based politics of Hungary. Anna Kovács, a translator and activist in the Living Memorial group, along with Horváth Balázs, an independent curator and co-creator of the educational Living Memory activities, will talk about the campaign, its concept and how it unfolded.

The series of activities “Multicultural Warsaw” is carried out as part of the “Jewish Cultural Heritage Project”, component “Faces of Diversity”.

Supported from the Norway and EEA Grants by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway

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