Public Forum


3 PM Deconfining: Intercontinental Partnerships. Contexts, Processes, Network

– presentations in English

The event is held as part of the inauguration of the Polish edition of Deconfining, an international cooperation project. During the event, a call for artistic residencies in Tanzania for Central European and African artists will be announced.

Presentation of activities:

Nafasi Art Center from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Women’s History Museum from Lusaka, Zambia.

Moderator: Dr Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz


Tanzania: Lilian Hipolyte, Fridaus Mbogho

Zambia: Samba Yonga, Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda

6 PM Deconfining: The Challenges, Problems and Joys of Building New Intercontinental Relationships

– discussion in English

Moderator: Dr Karolina Bieniek


Tanzania: Lilian Hipolyte (Nafasi Art Center)

Zambia: Samba Yonga (Women’s History Museum)

Poland: Iwona Frydryszak (Lelenfant), Anna Kudarewska (Krzyżowa Foundation)

25.06 SUNDAY

3 PM Sustainability and Culture from an Intercontinental Perspective: Goals, Practices and Contexts

– discussion in English

The event inaugurates the Polish edition of The Big Green, an international cooperation project.

moderator: Dr Kamila Kamińska (University of Wrocław)

participants: Dr Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz (Art Transparent), Lilian Hipolyte and Fridaus Mbogho (Nafasi Art Center), Samba Yonga and Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda (Women’s History Museum)

6 PM Narratives on Proximity and Remoteness from Central and Eastern Europe and South-East Africa – A Multicontextual Mosaic

– discussion in English

participants: Dr Urszula Markowska-Manista (University of Warsaw) and Natasha Omokhodion-Kalulu Banda (Women’s History Museum, Zambia)

26.06 MONDAY

3 PM Trump’s Golden Toilet. What Is Conspicuous Consumption Good For?

– lecture by Dr Agata Gąsiorowska, professor of SWPS University

Psychological research shows that consumption and possession of material things can be used as a substitute method of satisfying emotional, spiritual or social needs. In particular, conspicuous consumption, i.e. buying to impress others, can be a way of drawing attention to oneself and a substitute for the respect and support derived from close relationships. Unfortunately, as we will explain during the meeting, this strategy is not effective in the long run and results in lowering rather than increasing psychological wellbeing.

6 PM Love in the Age of App-culture

– lecture by Katarzyna Kulwicka (SWPS University)

New technologies entered almost every sphere of human life long before the pandemic, so that during the lockdowns they almost monopolised the market of social contacts. During the meeting, we will talk about how the presence of new technologies has influenced interpersonal relations, whether (and for whom) it makes meeting new people easier, and whether the quality of close relationships has changed as a result.


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