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30th May 2014 - "Medea: Alien - Other - Own"»
On the 30th of May 2014, The International Centre for Dialogue will host a meeting on Medea, themed "Medea: Alien - Other - Own". Krzysztof Czyzewski will be talking to our guests; Eva Hoffman and Ruth Padel.
The Agon of the Borderland, Memory and Deep Culture: A Conversation with Krzysztof Czyzewski [VIDEO]»
Video from the talk with Krzysztof Czyzewski, that took place at The New School for Social Research in New York.
18th of May 2014 - Dan David Prize - Award Ceremony»
Writer and social activist Krzysztof Czyzewski, is the winner of the 2014 Dan David Prize. The international Dan David prize, headquartered in Tel Aviv University, awards three prizes for outstanding scientific, technological, cultural or social achievements. Each year, the Dan David Foundation awards the prize within the context of past, present and...
Tuesday April 1, 6-8pm--AN IMAGINED RUTGERS: THE URBAN CIVIC MODEL A New Chancellor A Strategic Plan The Future?
Representing, (De)Constructing and Translating Borderlands - 29th-30th May, 2014 - CALL FOR PAPERS »
The Faculty of Philology at the University of Białystok, together with the Faculty of Applied Linguistics at Warsaw University and the Borderland Foundation are happy to announce the international conference Representing, (De)Constructing and Translating Borderlands which will take place at the...
Introduction »
Czesław Miłosz’s life and thought are enclosed by the circle of return.  It was  apokatastasis,  rendered in poetry and heading for existence. The exile shared the fate of fugitives, emigrants, and  others deprived of their roots, those displaced by the winds of history, thrown into...
Krasnogruda - January 2012 »
Photos: Marcin Pawlukiewicz
Krzysztof Czyżewski "Culture and solidarity" »
Culture and solidarity Without equality and fraternity, freedom brings enslavement, writes Krzysztof Czyzewski. And overcoming the ego-centric tendencies that shape contemporary culture remains the central challenge of our times: the search for a culture of solidarity continues.    
3-4th April 2014 - "Genocide: Pathways and Passages" Conference »
On the 4th of April, Krzysztof Czyzewski will be a speaker at the "Genocide: Pathways and Passages" Conference, where he will hold a lecture on the "Path of the Borderland".
Festivals in Focus - a book by Dragan Klaic »
The proliferation of festivals across the world has given birth to a new academic field: festival studies. Before his premature death Dragan Klaic was the greatest early authority of this discipline. Festivals in Focus contains the last essays which Klaic composed as introductory chapters for a collected volume on...
Path of the Borderland by Krzysztof Czyżewski »
Path of the Borderland consists of thoughts and musings collected in a notebook, that accompanied Krzysztof Czyżewski in his travels through american Oregon in the Spring of 2001.
Krzysztof Czyżewski - Line of Return »
When I have finished reading the book "Linia powrotu" ("Line of Return"), I recalled a quotation from the essay of Gabriel Marcel about Rilkem - "A witness is not only the one who watches and cerifies, but the one who gives a testimony, but that testimony is not an ordinary echo, but...
Dragan nous a quittés… »
Dragan was lecturing in the European Diploma for many years; he was also an active member of the European Diploma Orientation Board. I phoned him in June to see if he could join us in magical Delphi for the yearly evaluation phase we hold there, and that he liked so much.   We talked, unexpectedly a long...
28th February 2014 - Saagara at Sejny Jazz Cooperative »
On the 28th of February, at 7 PM, Sejny Jazz Cooperative will have the honour of hosting Saagara band on its stage. Saagara - consists of Wacław Zimpel and three music virtuosos from Indiia; Giridhar Udupa, Bharghava Halambi and K Raja.
Third Fairy Tales Film Collection - "Borderland Tales" - a word from participants »
Our work on the third part of the Tale Collection was special in its character. And for several reasons.  Extraordinary experience was for us the meeting with Daria Kopiec, animator we has worked with us for the first time. She showed us how to animate the puppets and revealed to us the mysteries of light used...
Third Fairy Tales Film Collection - "Borderland Tales" - the Masters »
Wiesław Szumiński – a graphic artist, and animator of the cultural life in Suwałki. Born in 1958 in Krasnopol. Graduate of the Culture Studies Department of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (1978-1982),  and Academy of Fine Arts  in Poznań (1982-1986). He has authored numerous paintings,...
Juozas Vaina »
Juozas Vaina was born on October 17, 1916 in Widugiery, a pedagogue, educator, ethnographer, collector, founder of the traditional culture museum in Puńsk in 1977. He studied physics in Vilnius and architecture in Gdańsk. From 1948 he taught in Pedagogical Secondary School in Suwałki, in 1950-1951 he was a...
Olgierd Skrypko (76 years old) tells his story »
In family - I was the youngest, so you know, I had to pasture the gees at first, and then the cows. When you pasture the cows, you are a man, so I pastured our cows and of the neighbor. And the neighbor - his name was Paszkiewicz - had some small accordion.
Birutė Jonuškaitė »
Debut of Birutė Jonuškaitė took place when Lithuania got back its independence. As a writer she found her place in these unquiet, but critical times: today she is appreciated author of stories and novels, journal articles, and distinguished translator from Polish language.
Responsibility for the Europe's Borderland »
In the newest, special issue of the THINKTANK magazine, you can find a text - "Responsibility for the Europe's Borderland" written by Krzysztof Czyżewski.
Usage »
The resources of the Documentation Center of Borderland Cultures can be used on the premises only. You are welcome to visit the Center and use our collection. All you have to do is to contact our staff and register in our database.
Informations on BCDC »
The Borderland Cultures Documentation Center comprises a rich multilingual collection. There are publications in Polish and English, but also books and magazines in Lithuanian, Estonian, Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, German, Jidysz, Georgian, and in various Balkan and Asian...
Living In Diversity »
'Living in Diversity' is a website of the Forum of Concerned Citizens of Europe, which was created in March 2010 by a small group of people concerned about the increasingly illiberal and exclusionary politics of fear that pervades European public sphere, about the growing influence of rightwing...
Tblisi - program »
JUNE 16, THURSDAY  16:15 – 17:00 -  Practices of Intercultural Dialogue: Caucasian House, Presentation by Naira Gelashvili, Director  Cultural Relations Center of Georgia 'Caucasian House' is an educational and peace-making non-profit organization. The mission of the...
Dushanbe - program »
OCTOBER 6th, WEDNESDAY    18:30 - 19:00 - Welcome speech and introduction - Krzysztof Czyżewski  19:00 - 20:00 - Welcome dinner  20:15 - 21.30 - Film Session:  Musician's Raft Between New York and Sejny (documentary on the Borderland...

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