niedziela, października 11, 2015

I move on my own Website / Przenosiny na własną domenę

On October, 10 (2015) I move on my own Website So follow there. I don't clos this blog, but I don't post here any more. //

Od 10 października 2015 przenoszę moją aktywność na własną domenę Zapraszam do lektury.

czwartek, września 24, 2015

Journey to former Polish East South borderland

I have an idea to make a journey to former Polish East South borderland. If you are looking for new place to discover the region has a lot to offer. I recommend to make the journey in 5 parts. The route and topics which you could reflect on you can see here:

wtorek, września 08, 2015

Poles and Hungarians and their place in Europe

Because of numerous refugees who nowadays want to come to Europe are Hungary and Poland often a topic in the European media. Both are seen as sceptical to the acceptance of refugees in their countries.

Poles and Hungarians has a lot in common in the past. Their relationship gives a number of sources for scientific researches.

Poles and Hungarians shared rulers and faith. Common was also the Revolution of 1956, which was of course more tragic on the Hungarian side.

środa, września 02, 2015

Story that moves...

Thanks to Agata Dutkowska I got to know the idea of transformative storytelling. Agata is organising a meeting of women in Gdynia which is in her opinion related to this approach of storytelling.

So what is it? And why it is so important?

I read on the Website that it is about "using stories to promote empowerment and social justice". The aim is to "generate stories aimed at catalysing action on pressing social issues".

Two examples came to my mind.

środa, sierpnia 26, 2015

Looking for new historical sources?

If so, research sources that are collected by community archives. You can find there e.g. family photos, private documents and diaries. Polish scientists consider sources of community archives to be very important for researches with new approaches, e.g. every day life, cultural life and social life.

Community archives are archival initiatives which are independent from the state activities. They are also a new place where every one can look for different historical sources.

Community archives exist also in different countries in the world. You can read about archives in Kanada, New Zeland, Italy, Germany, Great Britain and Poland here.

Photo: Warsaw University, Author: Nihil novi

wtorek, sierpnia 25, 2015

Content creating & promoting - 40+ links to download

Looking for tools to present your content? Family, local or ngo's history, branch's past, history of everyday life or every other content. Download the list of tools here:

środa, czerwca 24, 2015

Media, archives, storytelling

Do media need archives? What has storytelling to do with archive materials?

Stories holded on archive sources. Archive sources could be included into media narratives on a attractive way, e.g. using storytelling.

There are at least two reasons for it. The stories become "second life" and media don't have to construct content which can be useful and interesting for its audience. They can use ready sources.

These questions were the issuu of the conference and workshop "Learn - Do - Share", on June, 24, 2015, in Warsaw. Read some insights of it.

niedziela, czerwca 21, 2015

How comes to discrimination? Be aware / Jak dochodzi do dyskryminacji? Uświadom sobie

Migration and discrimination of migrants were topics of a two day workshop at the Museum of History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.

We learnt what we need to act against discrimination: knowledge, skills, reflection -> motivation to act. These reminds me of the concept of Swiss Johann Pestalozzi „head, heart and hand” [głowa, serce, ręka]. It means that our mind, feelings and actions should "act" together.

Mechanism of discrimination in short looks like this. / Mechanizm dyskryminacji w skrócie wygląda tak:

czwartek, czerwca 11, 2015

Space to grow

Why growth is so important?

Lack of growth leads to stagnation. Obsession of innovation is the other extreme.

On June, 11 (2015) I participated on lectures dedicated to growth and space to growth within an independent Ted event. The event had a title "Space to grow".

I especially enjoyed the lectures of Magdalena Kozłowska-Deć, Hoang Minh Ngo and Dawid Sokołowski.

czwartek, marca 05, 2015

East-Central Europe

It is not easy to distinguish between East Europe and Central Europe. At the same time the local roots are very important. Despite people are changing, roots of changes and of the mentality can be seen in the past.

So what is East-Central Europe?

Oskar Halecki distinguished four regions in Europe (Western, West Central, East Central and Eastern Europe).

Author: Olahus CC BY-SA 3.0

środa, stycznia 21, 2015

Drama as a tool of education of antidiscrimination

Drama can be a very useful tool of education against discrimination. The society of Drama Practitioners STOP-KLATKA conducted a seminar from 19th till 21th January 2015 about different drama techniques. These passionate people are working for social change by using the Applied Drama method and teach working with drama. The workshop aimed in preparing teaching materials about using applied drama for education against discrimination. More about the Association you can read here: