Last but not least City Culture Institute, our partner from Gdańsk is hosting Corners projects. They will be shown during the weekend 21st -22nd of May in district called Lower City.
CCI is the driving force behind the cultural events in the urban space of Gdansk, exploring the ever-changing culture of the here and now, as well as providing inspiration and support for the cultural sector in the city and the region. CCI is working with and for the citizens of Gdansk. It is an open-door institution organising numerous lectures, film retrospectives, chamber concerts, craft workshops, and trainings. CCI makes possible literature and art festivals held in the public space, social events in the city, and guided tours, as well as conducting studies in the Cultural Observatory, and publishing books. Its focus is on the open culture of Gdansk and its nooks and crannies – the one which is created for and with the citizens.
Where we are going? To Gdańsk!
Gdansk is located in Pomerania, the northern region of Poland, on the Gulf of Gdansk (the Baltic Sea). It is the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and the sixth largest Polish city by population. Together with the neighbouring cities of Gdynia and Sopot, it makes up Tricity, which is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Poland.
Gdansk boasts over a thousand years of history, and its identity has been influenced by various cultures through the ages. The city is regarded as the symbolic place of the breakout of World War II and the starting point of the fall of communism in Central Europe. It is the site of numerous monuments of architecture, as well as broad area of cultural and educational institutions. It is also the centre of maritime economy with a vast trading port. The city has experience in organising large events. Among others, it was one of the host cities of UEFA EURO® 2012.
Which projects will we see in Gdańsk?
We are bringing to Gdańsk eleven projects: Birdhouse Gallery by Nedyalko Delchev and Maciej Salamon, Oh My Home! by Ixone Ormaetxe, Saadia Hussain and Lalya Gaye, Flashes (videos from DokuFest in Kosovo) curated by Veton Nurkollari, Hide or Reveal by Una Bauer and Helena Wikström, Put Yourself in My Place by Milijana Babić and Ida Hansson, Voicover by Bojan Mucko, Julie Myers and Lucyna Kolendo, Safari Here by Isabella Mongelli, Miloš Tomić, Maria Anastassiou, Windows by Asier Zabaleta, Michael Hannah, Briding the Silence by Beatriz Churruca, Deirdre Cartmill, Hrvolsava Brukšić and In Between by Elvin Flamingo, Helena Wikström, Davor Sanvincenti and Juan Aizpitarte.