debata: 30.11.2014 | 19:30, New Horizons Cinema | after the movie “Eye over Prague”


An enlightenment model of high and exclusive art is no longer valid, which is emphasized by the European Commission in the current guidelines for ECC. Many researchers of culture believe that temples and monumental buildings are not needed anymore. People prefer spaces for meetings and interaction, and the “Bilbao effect” has been spreading around. Redevelopment of an old brewery is one of the pillars of the European Capital of Culture 2015 in Pilsen. Wroclaw, on the other hand, is completing the National Forum of Music. Many cities are constantly investing in cultural infrastructure. What kind of cultural spaces do we need?


człowiek_biały ARTUR CELIŃSKI (Warsaw) – a political scientist, a deputy editor of the quarterly “Res Publica Nowa”. He is a co-founder of the programme City DNA, responsible also for the report “City DNA: Diagnosis” on the inclusion of public opinion in the cities’ preparation for the European Capital of Culture 2016.


człowiek_biały DOROTA MONKIEWICZ (Wroclaw) – a founder and a director of Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, responsible (together with Piotr Krajewski) for its programme. She is also the author of the Museum’s designs (both – its temporary location at Strzegomski Square and the final building on Purkyni Street). She is an art critic and a curator.

człowiek_biały SŁAWOMIR “ZBIOK” CZAJKOWSKI (Wroclaw) – a mural artist and a creator of urban interventions associated with Wroclaw street art. Many of his works are also presented in the galleries. He is a curator of the Laboratory of the Street CITYPROJECT and the International Biennale of Outdoor Art OUT OF STH.

człowiek_biały MARCIN MAJOR (Wroclaw) – he runs a Major Architects studio, responsible for the design of Swidnicki uderpassage, the Culture Stop and Bar Barbara – the headquarters of the ECC 2016.

człowiek_biały MARTIN JAKUB (Pilsen) – a cultural manager, a socialist and a board member of K Svetu from Pilsen.