This year’s Forum for the Future of Culture will be organised under the slogan “Solidarity and care” on the 26th, 27th and 28th of March, but we would like to invite you to two debates that will proceed this event:
➤➤➤ “You will never walk alone. What is social solidarity in the grassroots?”.
➤ the 5th of March (Friday), at. 6.30 pm
A phrase accompanying the latest protests - “You will never walk alone” - expresses unconditional solidarity supported by actions. We will ask female and male representatives of different generations, experts, and activists about its meaning. We well think about its signs in the macro- and microscale, its historical connotations, and primarily about the everyday practice of solidarity.
➤ female and male participants: Zuzanna Hertzberg (artivist), Luiza Podedworny (activist), Emilia Kaczmarek (activist), Kaja Kochnowicz (activist), Maria Dąbrowska-Majewska (urban activist), Alicja Borkowska (Strefa WolnoSłowa), Igor Stokfiszewski (Krytyka Polityczna), Jan Kubik (professor of sociology, social anthropologist), Joanna Gzyra-Iskandar aktywistka (Women's Rights Center), Jacek Wasilewski (media scientist, habilitated doctor of political sicence), Jarosław Urbański (activist, publicist), Karolina Gembara (photographer), Zuzanna Karcz (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture), Justyna Samolińska (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture), Amel Mana (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture), Julia Strzemińska (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture), Janka Świerżewska (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture).
➤ the moderator: Karolina Kapralska
➤➤➤ ”Can our rights be represented by the state?
Community and subjectivity of citizens - within or against the state?”.
➤ the 10th of March (Wednesday), at 6.30 pm
The country determines the legal and political frames within which we function. For some these rules are inseparably tied with the functioning of modern democracy, while for others they are the tools used for social oppression.
Can you still be a statesman while creating grassroots structures and bonds based on solidarity and care? Can the fight for citizens’ subjectivity and a change of the existing status quo be done with tools (i.e. legislation) that are given to us by the state apparatus? Can social change happen within set rules or does it always have to break them?
We will ask the female and male participants of the second debate proceeding this year’s Forum for the Future of Culture to attempt at answering these questions.
➤ female and male participants: Tadek Zinowski (squatter, anarchist, communist, activist of the Syrena collective and the Student Antifascist Committee), prof. Beata Kowalska (feminist, sociologist, Jagiellonian University), prof. Anna Zachorowska-Mazurkiewicz (economist, feminist, works at the Institute of Economics, Finance and Management of the Jagiellonian University), Jakub Grzegorczyk (trade union activist, OZZ Employee Initiative), dr Michał Pospiszyl (philosopher, historian of ideas, assistant professor at the Institute of Political Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences), Klaudia Borkowska (activist, law student, volunteer at the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law), Sebastian Słowiński (activist, antifascist and publicist, Student Antifascist Comminttee), Katarzyna Czarnota (sociologist, activist, PhD student on Adam Mickiewicz University), prof. Monika Płatek (lawyer, feminist, head of the Department of Criminology at the Institute of Criminal Law of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw), dr Elżbieta Korolczuk (feminist, sociologist, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw), Zuzanna Karcz (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture), Justyna Samolińska (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture), Amel Mana (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture), Julia Strzemińska (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture), Janka Świerżewska (a curator of Forum for the Future of Culture).
➤ the moderator: Karolina Kapralska
The debates proceeding Forum Przyszłości Kultury 2021 are organized thanks to the financial support given by Fundacja im. Stefana Batorego (Batory Foundation).