At a distance - virtual meetings in ICC
In recent months, we have been forced to give up our habits and rituals, and distance ourselves. In our understanding, this does not necessarily mean solely isolation. As Wisława Szymborska wrote: "who looks from above, the easiest is wrong". Looking from a distance has always been important in our activities, because it allowed us to talk about culture and history and to address many, often difficult topics.

Only the distance allows you to change your perspective. We believe that thanks to our closest online activities, experiencing the social distance that separates us can be at the same time an opportunity to share stories about matters closest to us: Krakow, Central Europe, architecture and art. The At a distance series is an invitation to meet and talk in the virtual world, to use our program, knowledge and to discover each other in a new reality.

All meetings are held in Polish.

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Meeting with Rasa Rimickaite and Nikodem Szczygłowski

We don't know much about Lithuania, and we often use stereotypes when thinking about it. The issue of  " Herito " about Lithuania may help in overthrowing them, but it is only an introduction, a small guide to the culture and heritage of our neighbors, not exhaustive enough, but giving rise to a conversation.
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Meeting with Prof. Larry Wolff and Łukasz Galusek

How did the Habsburg "invention" of Galicia come into being? What is the intellectual history of this idea? How much fantasy did it entail and to what extent did it come true? How for one hundred and fifty years the inhabitants of Galicia and the Empire played their roles – the roles of emperors and subjects, locals and strangers, lords and peasants.
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Meeting with Prof. Hanna Grzeszczuk-Brendel, Prof. Jacek Purchla, Prof. Robert Traba

We invited you to a meeting with Prof. Hanna Grzeszczuk-Brendel, Prof. Jacek Purchla, Prof. Robert Traba. Led by Michał Olszewski.
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Meeting with Jadwiga Kaim-Otręba and Ryszard Otręba

As part of the next virtual meeting in the  At a distance  series, the International Cultural Centre invited you to an interview with Jadwiga and Ryszard Otręba, to whom the exhibition  Printmaking as a Pair. Jadwiga Kaim-Otręba and Ryszard Otręba  is dedicated.

Meeting with Prof. Czesława Frejlich and Prof. Władysław Pluta

A meeting related to the exhibition  Printmaking as a Pair. Jadwiga Kaim-Otręba and Ryszard Otręba , concern the beginnings of education in the field of graphic design and visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.

Meeting with Łukasz Galusek and Adam Balcer

The premiere of the film "Orient and Krakow. Walks around multicultural Krakow ”directed by Tomasz Mielnik. The script was prepared by Adam Balcer in cooperation with Jarosław Kociszewski. The screening was preceded by a conversation between Łukasz Galusk and Adam Balcer, the initiator of the film and its narrator.

Meeting with Łukasz Galusek, Bartosz Sadulski and Paweł Plichta

The meeting, planned on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Herito quarterly, concerned its history and issues raised by the magazine. The invited guests - the editors of the quarterly - wondered which elements of the heritage and culture of Central Europe are worth discussing today and considered which ones should be promoted.

Meeting with Prof. Larry Wolff

On November 19th took place the first Polish meeting with Larry Wolff, an American professor, researcher of Central and Eastern Europe, with whom Adam Leszczyński talked to. In his book  Invention of Eastern Europe. Map of civilization in the Age of Enlightenment,  devoted to the ways in which French writers, diplomats and the military designed the Enlightenment images of Eastern Europe, Wolff tries to go beyond the stereotypes about this region and see how they were created.

Meeting with Przemek Dębowski and Kuba Sowiński

“A book is an object that should also be an aesthetic whole. It's easiest when one person designs it, ”said Przemek Dębowski, a leading Polish designer and co-founder of the  Karakter  publishing house, author of many excellent book covers in an interview for

Meeting with Prof. Jacek Purchla

The International Cultural Centre invites you to another meeting as part of the  At a distance  cycle. Magdalena Rigamonti will talk with prof. Jacek Purchla about his latest book entitled  The past has a future. 

Meeting with Julia Fiedorczuk and Filip Springer

After the summer break, we invite you to another meeting in the  At a distance  cycle. This time Julia Fiedorczuk and Filip Springer, whose articles can be found in the newest, "green" issue of the quarterly "Herito", will talk about the relationship between man and nature.

Meeting with Michał Korta

As part of another virtual meeting from the   At a distance  series, the International Cultural Centre invited you to an interview with photographer Michał Korta.

Meeting with Prof. Maciej Czerwiński

Another meeting of the  At a distance  series took place on July 3rd, 2020. This time Dr hab. Maciej Czerwiński  told about the history and culture of Croatia, to which he devoted his latest book  Croatia. History, culture, ideas . This is another, 17th volume in the  Central Europe Library  series edited by prof. Jacek Purchla issued by the International Culture Center Publishing House.

Meeting with Krzysztof Radoszek

As part of another virtual meeting from the   At a distance  series, we invited you to an interview with the curator of the  Plants and Animals  exhibition and the designer of the accompanying album - Krzysztof Radoszek.

Meeting with Krzysztof Czyżewski

As part of the series of virtual meetings  At a distance , the International Cultural Centre invited you on Friday, June 5, 2020, at 19.00 for a live conversation with Krzysztof Czyżewski, practitioner of ideas, writer, translator, editor, director, author of the book  Towards Xenopolis  published in January by the ICC Publishing House (as the 14th volume of the Library of Central Europe series edited by Prof. Jacek Purchla). The conversation on the ICC Facebook profile was led by Łukasz Galusek.

Meeting with Łukasz Galusek, Anna Syska and Michał Wiśniewski

Have we matured to look at the heritage of socialist realism? Which socialist realist realizations have stood the test of time?  Magic socialist realism  - a joke or a hypothesis? Łukasz Galusek, Anna Syska and Michał Wiśniewski were looking for answers to these questions during the first online meeting as part of the   At a distance  series inspired by the last issue of our quarterly "Herito".
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