Spirit of Georgia. Meeting

2022-06-27, 6:00 p.m.
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Join us on the 27th of June at 6 p.m. at the International Cultural Centre for the meeting held in connection with the release of the newest HERITO magazine, entitled “Spirit of Georgia”. 


The Georgian culture dates back to ancient times, however, we as Poles know very little about it. The meeting will provide an opportunity to discover the works of different artists and poets from Georgia.


Where did Niko Pirosmani – the Georgian primitivist – draw his inspiration from? What can we learn about the history of Georgia on the basis of the fates of the local poets? Why are there so many monuments, streets and squares in Tbilisi dedicated to scientists and artists? Literature and art will become the starting point for discussing Georgian identity, history and culture. The meeting will help the participants to learn more about the cultural heritage of Georgia and to understand it better.


Guests: Lech Kończak, Magdalena Nowakowska

Host: Łukasz Galusek


The meeting with translation into Polish Sign Language will take place on 27 June at 6 p.m. at the International Cultural Centre, Rynek Główny 25, room "Pod Kruki". It will also be broadcast on the ICC facebook profile.

The meeting was registered:


Lech Kończak– diplomat and Caucasus researcher. Head of the Polish Institute in Tbilisi. For his contribution to the development of Georgian culture and Polish-Georgian relations, he was awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece and the medal of St. Grigol Peradze.


Magdalena Nowakowska– a culture animator, communications expert and translator of Georgian and Polish contemporary literature. She worked as a communications specialist at UNDP Georgia HQ in Tbilisi. Before joining the UNDP in 2015, she worked at the Embassy of Poland in Georgia as media and culture expert. Between 2003 and 2009 she was a correspondent and crew member of international media such as “Gazeta Wyborcza”, BBC, Al-Jazeera and AFP.


Łukasz Galusek – programme director of the International Cultural Centre in Krakow. An expert in the field of Central European culture and art, he focuses on the relationship between space, memory, and identity. He is the author of over 150 publications on the cultural heritage of Central Europe, as well as the issues of memory and cultural education.

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