Awaiting our guests

Weronika and Agnieszka, in between confirming travel arrangements, co-ordinating arrivals and having meetings about the longer terms plans for the project, are also busy preparing a ‘goodie bag’ for all participants. I wonder what it contains?

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Information materials

Here’s some background reading from our workshop leaders.

Chris Keulemans shares his article describing De Tolhuistuin cultural centre in Amsterdam, and suggests Three inspirational animators here…

Willemijn Lamp gives us some background information on the Read My World literature festival in Read My World. why and how…

Krzysztof Czyżewski offers some background to the establishment of Borderland in his essay on Odd-believers, some thoughts on the cultural of Culture of Coexistance, and the idea of the Eastern Partnership as a Cultural Project...

Finally,

Dear Participants,

We are sending you a few texts that you could usefully read before the BSS or after, if you prefer.

The first is the introduction of Julia Rowntree book: “Changing the Performance, a companion guide to arts, business and civic engagement” published by Routledge (London).

The second is “Mobility of Imagination, a companion guide to international cooperation” by Dragan Klaic. Herewith you will find the chapter “Developing a collaborative cross-border project”.

Last but not least, in the frame of the topic of Participatory Approaches, we chose for you “The Role of Community Radio in Livelihood Improvement: The Case of Simli Radio”, which shows that very local cultural experiment have this strong “act local, think global” which is useful for every open minded cultural operator: http://factsreports.revues.org/869#tocto1n4

- Jean Pierre and Ania

Summer School of Dialogue 2013

The Borderland School project is starting is one week…
The Borderland School is a cycle of seminars and workshops for the local civil society leaders (journalists, cultural animators, intellectuals, teachers, members of cultural organizations, associations etc.)  from Ukraine, Belarus and Georgia. It will take place in the International Centre for Dialogue in Krasnogruda, Poland and in the partner states. During these events the participants will: acquire practical knowledge and skills in managing cultural and educational projects; familiarize themselves with good practices in community leadership and civic action; discuss the importance of border-crossing and dialogue for social integration process and democratic structures building in diverse local communities (by drawing on the experience of the Borderland Foundation and invited experts). The key element of the project is that the beneficiaries will have the opportunity to practically implement the acquired knowledge and skills by conducting small projects in their local communities.

This first stage of the project – the Summer School of Dialogue – will take place at the International Centre for Dialogue in Krasnogruda between 1st and 8th of August. Download the pdf of the programme of activity here…

The main founder of the Borderland School project is Solidarity Fund.
Partners and co-funders of Summer School of Dialogue are also: Narodowe Centrum Kultury and Wschód Kultury.