On 5th October, in the Passage of Dialogue (Przejście Świdnickie), the Dialogopolis’21 Month of Dialogue and Intercultural Education starts. During the upcoming month, you can take part in workshops, debates, meetings and artistic campaigns. It is a new edition of the Intercultural Education Fair.
The program includes a meeting with Agnieszka Graff on how to talk in spite of differences between us. In a conversation with artist Julia Krivich, we will learn what the expression ‘in Ukraine’ means, and artist Jana Shostak will invite us to a walk with “nowacy” (newcomers). Maja Zabokrzycka will talk about the art of conversation. Julianna Płaczysko’s collective will familiarise us with the engaged street art that transforms the language of hate into the language of friendship. And the Eudajmonia Foundation will tell us how to talk about disability. And this is only the beginning.
What all these different topics have in common, is the issue of language – a careful and dynamic language that responds to the needs of the changing reality. This linguistic carefulness enables us to understand difficult, other or new things and to include the groups that have been ignored or marginalised for a long time in the debate.
During the monthly cycle of meetings, discussions, workshops and artistic campaigns entitled Dialogopolis, we will seek answers to these questions, referring to the familiar issue of language and its use. We believe that it has the tremendous power to initiate changes – usually for the better.
Participation in all events is free, but registration is required.
The event is held by the Wroclaw Centre for Social Development. The Dialogopolis program was created in co-operation with Wroclaw NGOs, social activists and persons acting in the artistic space.