by Agnieszka Wiśniewska
Inspired by the 2014 ECF Princess Margriet Award Laureates Teatro Valle Occupato and Teodor Celakosi, Agnieszka Wiśniewska reflects on the purpose of culture and the meaning of public space. She also discusses what we should expect from cultural institutions and initiatives, voicing the need for culture to be "made in touch with people, in collaboration with them, together; accessible to as many as possible."
Agnieszka Wiśniewska is editor, activist, feminist. She works for Krytyka Polityczna, a network of institutions and activists. Krytyka Polityczna consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw. They have also launched Political Critique, an international magazine of politics and culture.
Krytyka Polityczna is one of our Networked Programme hubs.