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urban drink 2/4 | city stereotype

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 21:30 - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00


Drzwi Zwane Koniem,

Warszawska 37,


AK: A city stereotype… where does it come from, can it be created, does it exists most in the minds of the inhabitants, the city officials or maybe visitours, who judge the city on a very superficial basis. Which information perceived in any given space, community or city is remembered by us and why? There is as many possible answers, as there is opinions, and that’s exactly what makes this topic so fascinating.

HS: Toruń – the city of gingerbread, Warsaw – the city non-locals, Cracow jest more tourists than citizens, Lodz is liberal, Bialystok is conservative, Poznan has the iconic goats, Wroclaw has the gnomes… Not only are many of those preconceptions false, they also cause us to overlook the actual, real and countless potentials of any given city.


Everybody knows what happens after a good lecture or presentation – informal chatting, networking and meeting new, interesting people, all in a casual atmosphere. Urban drink is exactly that – an opportunity to talk freely about serious urban issues, in this case all the factors, events and things that create an image of a city.  It’s also a great chance to create new partnerships and develop innovative ideas. 

Helena Szewiola (HS) – Artistic director

Aleksandra Kopeć (AK) – Festival production


Joanna Rzepka-Dziedzic

Joanna Rzepka-Dziedzic is an artist, curator, educator and local activist. She graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and from the Institute of Creative Photography at The University of Silesia in Opava. She received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Her artistic artistic work directly correlates with her cultural activity and the initiates of the creation of creative space for coworking. In collaboration with her husband she manages Galeria Szara, an independent, non- commercial culture institute, which for 17 years is an important spot on the culture map of Poland. The Gallery was founded in Cieszyn in 2002, in 2016 it moved to Katowice, starting a new chapter in its existence. The main goal of Galeria Szara is development, promotion and educ...

Bartosz Wilk

Bartosz Wilk is a lawyer and economist. He is the vice president and law expert in Citizens Network Watchdog Poland. He is working on his PhD at The Institute of Administrative Science at The Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Legal office Apprentice. He leads the project titled: “The Institute of Initiative of The Education Center”. In 2015 he received the Diamond Grant, thanks to which he was able to lead the project “The Protection of Annihilation Monuments under the polish law”. In 2017, through the Erasmus+ Program, he participated in an internship at a Spanish non-governmental organization - Access Info Europe, which concentrated on the right to information in the European Union. He was a member of The Council of Public Benefit Works in Szczecin in...

Łukasz Borkowski

Łukasz Borkowski - born and raised in Katowice, city councilor, head of the Transport Commission. He is socially engaged in the BoMiasto Association and other city movements, like the defending of Plac Szewczyka. He co-organises The Social Map of Katowice, the school of leaders of sustainable development and a series of debates about the city #Katowice2050. He is also the spokesperson for Platforma Obywatelska in Katowice, in the past he worked in the Ministry of Administration and Digitization, as the assistant of senator Kazimierz Kutz. ...