Solidarity and Care, theatre that gets in the way Back

Solidarity and Care, theatre that gets in the way

Warsaw, October 14 – 16

“A progressive project for culture and a search for new narrations are now needed more than ever before. We are facing Russia’s impossible to ignore, armed attack on Ukraine. We are experiencing irreversible social changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought us, as well as political and generational transformations caused by the next uprisings of citizens, acting against populist governments and defending democratic values. We understood that climate disaster is a real threat. In the face of these crises and sudden changes in social and political reality, the definition of culture and the tasks and duties of institutions that create it have to be redefined.”

Our first round Culture of Solidarity Fund grantee Teatr Powszechny invites you to the next edition of their Forum for the Future of Culture.

The culture they are thinking about is created in bigger and medium-sized cities, but also in tiny centers. In big institutions, houses of culture, but also online and in the streets during civic protests. An unbreakable part of this understanding of culture are topics connected with ecology, climate changes, migrations, and the rights of women and LGBT+ people.

To show this diversity and to think about redefining the social role of culture, the first part of Teatr Powszechny’s Forum was held outside of Warsaw. From the middle of April until the beginning of June, they met in 12 different places in Poland – diving in the diversity of Polish culture and the topics that are relevant to it today. At the beginning of October, the Teatr Powszechny moves back to Warsaw and other European capitals to sketch the wide map of challenges we are facing today. They want to invite you not only to talk about building the culture around such values as solidarity and care. They want to invite you to work together.

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