TRANSKULTURA: Art and the Fluid Reality of the 21st Century


International Conference

with the participation of scholars and curators


30 may - 1 june 2008

Part of the European Year of Multicultural Dialogue in Poland


30 May, 10.00 am
The Austrian General Consulate in Kraków

10.00am - 11.00am
Maria Anna Potocka (Bunkier Sztuki) - official opening
Anna Smolak, Magdalena Ujma (Bunkier Sztuki) - presentation of the Transkultura Project

11.00am - 11.20am
Zygmunt Bauman (Honorary Patron of Transkultura) - Culture in a globalized city

11.20am - 12.00
Krzysztof Czyżewski (Ambassador of the European Year of Multicultural Dialogue in Poland, "Pogranicze" Foundation) - Dialogue - a new cultural paradigm

12.00 - 12.15pm
Coffee break

12.15pm - 1.00pm
Kathinka Dittrich (European Cultural Foundation) "How do we deal with each other?"

1.00pm - 1.30pm
Shaheen Merali (Bodhi Art) - "Re-Imagining Asia"

2.00pm - 3.00pm



31 may, 10.00 am
The Austrian General Consulate in Kraków
Conducted by Michał P. Garapich

10.00am - 11.15am
Zdzisław Mach (Jagiellonian University, European Studies) - Multiculturality - a mosaic of culture and contemporary dilemmas
Kazimierz Krzysztofek (Warsaw School of Social Psychology) - Communication and dialogue of cultures in a new media era

11.15am - 11.30am
Coffee break

11.30am - 12.00
Elka Tschernokoshewa (Bautzen Universität) - Migrants as Agents of Intercultural Dialogue

12.00 - 1.00pm

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Conducted by Magdalena Góra

2.00pm - 3.15pm

Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska (Jagiellonian University, Institute of Regional Studies; Polish Roma Association) - The Roma in Poland. Tradition and modernity
Michał Garapich (CRONEM, Roehampton University) - White, black, coloured - the conditioning of identity construction among Polish migrants in multicultural London

3.15pm - 3.30pm
Coffee break

3.30pm - 4.30pm
Kathrin Rhomberg (independent curator) - "Project Migration"
Prezentation of the "Intercultural Navigators" - British Council

4.30pm - 5.00pm

1 June, 10.00 am
Bunkier Sztuki

Conducted by Magda Pustoła

10.00am - 11.30am

I session

Hou Hanru (San Francisco Art Institute) - "Trans(cient) city"
Edi Muka (TICA - Tirana Institute of Contemporary Art) - Tirana for beginners

11.30am - 11.45am
Coffee break

11.45am - 12.45pm
Evelyne Jouanno (independent curator) - "Emergency Biennale in Chechnya"

1.00pm - 2.00pm

2.00pm - 3.30pm

II session

Simon Njami (independent curator) - Amnesia
Timea Junghaus (independent curator) - Meet your Neighbours! Contemporary Roma Art from Europe

3.30pm - 3.45pm
Coffee break

3.45pm - 5.15pm

III session
Joanna Warsza (Laura Palmer Foundation) - False tourists in their own city - curatorial strategies in projects including the Vietnamese minority: "A Journey to Asia" and "Radio Stadium"
Kit Hammods (Royal College of Art) - Around the World in Eighty Days and other stories

5.15pm - 6.00pm