Monthly Archives: March 2014


Adam Mickiewicz Institute

The Adam Mickiewicz Institute has been telling the world about Poland for over a decade. During this time the Institute carried out promotional projects in 26 countries on 3 continents. Over 4000 cultural events were seen by more than 40 000 000 viewers. The Institute promotes Polish culture abroad and co-operates with other countries. It has shown both Poland’s heritage and contemporary accomplishments in culture. It has been organising presentations of projects made by foreign partners in Poland. What’s more the Adam Mickiewicz Institute initiated and is actively participating in the ongoing debate about culture’s economic potential and international cultural exchange.

The Institute carries out international projects which communicate Poland’s positive image; their duration ranges from a couple of weeks to several months. The aim is to create and sustain the image of Poland as the heart of Europe’s culture. The projects comprise exhibitions, theatre plays, classical and contemporary music concerts, as well as film screenings, dance performances and projects for children. The programmes are created in close collaboration with our foreign partners which include artists, curators, culture managers and journalists.

Multilingual evening of site-specific poetry in Helsinki 22.8.

The City of nightingales and a hundred tongues

Cooperation of The City Ghettos of today with Runokuu festival and European Theatre Collective.

22.8.2014 at 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Lavaklubi, Läntinen teatterikuja 1

The Helsinki-themed, site-specific poetry by the poets from the multilingual Sivuvalo project places the experiences of writers from all over the world onto a map of the city. The writers are Roxana Crisólogo (Peru), Yousif Abu Al-Fawz (Iraq), Polina Kopylova (Russia) and Daniel Malpica (Mexico). The poems will be accompanied by improvised music from cellist Sergio Castrillón (Colombia). The panel discussion will be hosted by the Regional Artist on Cultural Diversity, Outi Korhonen. The Nightingale City event and the accompanying digital poetry map are produced in cooperation with the City Ghettos Today -project as part of the Runokuu poetry festival


The evening ends with a performance by Finnphonia Emigrantica, where the essence of Finnish-ness will be explored. What happens when an immigrant performs a contemporary poem about Finland in his mother tongue? The night will, indeed, see many poems about Finland written by domestic poets – but the languages they will be recited in are Hungarian, French, Danish, Swedish, English, Swahili, Luganda, Romanian and Russian along with Finnish. The event will be subtitled in Finnish. Performing are: Romulus ChiciucMad IceOlga Shiskin and Sara Soulié. Directed by David Kozma.

Organized by Poetry Moon, the Sivuvalo project and the European Theatre Collective


From 10 to 22 March, The City Ghettos of Today’s international artistic team will be in residence at Paris’s Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration (Museum of Immigration History) in order to create and present the first phase of their ambulatory performance-installations.  This inaugural event will explore the phenomenon of ghettoization in two neighbourhoods located in France’s Ile-de-France region: the Goutte d’Or in Paris and the Quartier du Parc in Nanterre. Coordinated by the Paris-based company Check Points, this double exploration will showcase the collaborative work of locally based artistic researchers who were brought together prior to the European team’s artistic residency with the help of cie Check Point’s local partners (Université Paris 8, the association Atouts cours, Les Equipes de Développement Local based in both the 18th arrondissement and in Nanterre). During the collective outing of the project meeting in Paris on 22nd of March, participants will have the opportunity to view the in-progress installation, attend the performance, participate in a roundtable discussion and enjoy a convivial meal together with the artistic team.

Here the complete programme of the Paris event of the project


Open call for creative workshops in State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw in the range of „The City Ghettos of Today” project!

From January 16th we invite you to participate in multicultural workshops conducted by international artists from Italy, France and Finland , and Strefa WolnoSłowa’s staff . Workshop activities will focus on artistic processing of the collected materials – stories, audio and video of all the cities of the project.

The final of the workshop will be jointly created a performance which will be presented January 24th in State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw.

The January part of „The City Ghettos of Today” in Warsaw will be a summary of the ongoing project for over a year. The artistic events held in Paris, Warsaw , Helsinki, Milan, Berlin and twice in Bologna.

Team: Pietro Floridia (Cantieri Meticci, Bologna), Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), Tomasz Gromadka (Strefa WolnoSłowa, Warsaw), Linda Fahssis (Cie Check Points, Paris), Alejandro Olarte (independent artists, Helsinki), Marek Pluciennik (Ptarmigan, Helsinki)

To sign in please contact:
The number of places available for the workshop are limited!
The knowledge of the Polish language is not needed

When: January, 16th, 19th, 20th, 22nd, 23th, 24th, h: 6.00-10.00 p.m.
January 17th-18h, h 12.00-6.00 p.m.
Performance: January 24th, h. 7.00 p.m.
Where: State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, Kredytowa 1 Street