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2009-08-21
RHIZOMES OF CULTURE /
INDEKS 73 LABORATORY AND
BARCAMP OF THE FREE UNIVERSITY
OF WARSAW


Kuba Szreder / Ewa Majewska

Self-governing and Critical Culture Weekend (21-22.08)
Initiated by:
The Free/Slow University / Indeks 73 Initiative / Komuna Otwock / Bec Zmiana Foundation / Urban Culture Association

DAY 1: CULTURE AS PUBLIC GOOD
DAY 2: NETWORKING (NON-)CONGRESS OF FREE CULTURE
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DAY 1:
CULTURE AS PUBLIC GOOD. PARTICIPATION, ACCESS OR CO-MANAGEMENT? INDEKS 73 LABORATORY
FRIDAY 21/08/09, 5.00 PM

Laboratorium Indeksu73 (Index73 Laboratory) is a series of workshops held in Warsaw, Poznań and Gdańsk. Its aim is to establish and popularise new methods of research and education that promote creative liberty, free culture and modern methods of participation in culture.

 
The entire Warsaw series takes place under the draft title ‘Art and politics’. The first Laboratory will provide an opportunity for critical analysis and workshop activities concerning such issues as: culture as public good, transparency of cultural policy, culture co-management, search for the ‘third way’ in the field. 
 
Everyone who deals with culture, art, journalism and law is invited to participate in the workshop, as well as students, lecturers and all people who find creation, distribution and reception of art vital.
 
HOST
Ewa Majewska

SUPPORT
Kuba Szreder, Agnieszka Kaim, Lidka Makowska

INFO

CONTACT
Agnieszka Kaim: akaim@indeks73.pl 
Everyone interested in participating in the workshop is kindly asked to contact the organisers. Seating is limited.

PLACE
Komuna Otwock, Warszawa ul. Lubelska 30/32

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DAY 2:
NETWORKING (NON-)CONGRESS OF FREE CULTURE. BARCAMP OF THE WUW
SARURDAY 22/08/09, 2.00 – 9.00 PM
 
BarCamp of the Free/Slow University of Warsaw is a grassroots, self-governing and democratic alternative to officially promoted patterns of discourse on culture and society, as well as methods of shaping the future. BarCampWUW is an anti-conference, the program of which is elaborated directly and spontaneously by the participants.
 
BarCamp is convened by the Free/Slow University of Warsaw, Indeks73 initiative and Komuna Otwock, in coordination with the nationwide network of independent cultural and social initiatives, and organised one month prior to the Congress of Polish Culture, where the recommendations for a comprehensive reform of Polish culture are going to be presented.
 
We do believe that both the Congress of Polish Culture and the planned reforms utterly ignore the issues of bottom-up, nonhierarchical and free organisation of culture and society. The forms of activity that rely on spontaneous organising, cooperation and enthusiasm, escape the notice of ministerial bureaucrats and their experts.
 
Our answer is the BarCamp of the Free-Slow University of Warsaw – with the structure of a networking, temporary and spontaneous think tank. The (non-)congress aims at formulating alternative scenarios of the development of Polish independent culture, in relation with a broader, democratic social transition.
 
Everybody who is eager to discuss the present state of affairs and the future of self-governing culture in the democratic society is kindly invited to participate in the (non-)congress. There is no officially set up schedule – it is shaped by the participants. There is no division into expert speakers and passive listeners. Everybody is encouraged to share their critical analysis of the status quo, indicate already existing alternatives, think about the future in utopian terms, or propose motions concerning feasible changes and reforms!  
 
REGISTRATION
Contributions may be registered at Wiki: pl.barcamp-wuw.wikia.com. All materials created during the meetings will also be available there.

CONTACT
Agnieszka Szreder: aga@funbec.eu
 
PLACE
Komuna Otwock, Warszawa ul. Lubelska 30/32
  
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ORGANIZED BY:


WUW 2009


INDEKS 73


KOMUNA OTWOCK


KULTURA MIEJSKA