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Guests keep on arriving since yesterday. They come from different parts of the world: Colombia, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, Norway, Belarus, Lithuania, Israel and Poland. They are proven partners of the Borderland Centre and Foundation. – They work in a similar way, combining artistic and educational work on local borderlands. Just like us, they are...
Krzysztof Czyżewski / 2015 Sendler Awards»
2015 Sendler Awards SAN FRANCISCO — Taube Philanthropies has named two Polish citizens whom it will honor with its 2015 Irena Sendler Memorial Award: Krzysztof Czyżewski, social activist, intellectual, and founding director of the Borderland Foundation (Fundacja Pogranicze) in Sejny, and Dr. Jan Kulczyk, Polish businessman, who donated more than $6...
"The Tales of Coexistence" programme develops key lessons of the „Borderland" looking for new, more capacious forms of artistic and educational work, based on the art of interpersonal dialogue and human coexistence. Implementing the fully elaborated by the "Borderland" concept of deep culture - an action deeply immersed in the social and natural...
Exhibition "Mysteries of Childhood. Jerzy Ficowski”»
The current exhibition "Mysteries of Childhood. Jerzy Ficowski” tells the story of the poet, Jerzy Ficowski, his childhood and his works for children.
Tale Workshop »
Tale Workshop The Workshop will be dedicated to two great archetypes, symbols of our culture, the concepts the have accompanied Borderland's work since the beginning: the Bridge and Other - Alien. The sessions will include author's meetings, seminars and lectures referring to the cultural meanings of the myth of...
Krasnogruda Pantry Workshop »
KRASNOGRUDA PANTRY WORKSHOP a multigenerational workshop with the participation of residents of Krasnogruda and its environs, it  collects information on herbs, medicinal plants, teaches how to recognize and use the herbs found in the surrounding gardens, forests and meadows. It also deals with...
Mask Workshop »
Its activities  refer to the traditions of the ancient Greek theatre, but also to the local traditions of the Baltic nations. In addition to the cultural topics related the theme of the mask, a whole block meetings of the workshop will concern the psychological aspects of the topic. It will revolve...
6 July 2015 "KARSKI & THE LORDS OF HUMANITY" (Karski i władcy ludzkosci) at the Borderland Foundation in Krasnogruda »
On the 6th of July 2015, The International Centre for Dialogue presented "KARSKI & THE LORDS OF HUMANITY" with the participation of the director Sławomir Grunberg.
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...
European Literature House Meeting »
After the previous editions hosted and organized by the House of Literature in Oslo and the Free Word Centre in London, this year, the Meeting of European Literature Houses will take place in Romania, at Culture Port Cetate, on the banks of the Danube, between 10 – 13 May, and will be hosted by the Foundation...
The Polish Institute invites to a new series of lectures »
Once a month The Polish Institute in Tel Aviv  will host a representative either of the Polish academy or culture circles who will lecture and discuss different subjects on Polish-Jewish relations history, present days and future. 
Cooperation between Pogranicze (Borderland Centre and Foundation) and universities »
The activities of Pogranicze (Borderland Centre and Foundation) has long been conducted beyond the boundaries of Sejny land. The unique formula of our work is so extensive that it cannot be described using the context of only one region.
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...
Szedyk at the Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater »
Our animation that originally comes from the third collection of the Borderland Fairy Tales travelled this time as far as Los Angeles.
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...
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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