Series of virtual events in the 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 Catch 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.

From May 19th we present exhibition Plants and animals. Atlases of natural history in the age of Linnaeus is shown. Also from May 22, biweekly, on the ICC profile on Facebook, we offered virtual meetings with the authors of our publications, co-creators of exhibitions or projects and people who for years teach us to look carefully at history, heritage, culture and art.

Have we matured a look at the heritage of socialist realism? We tired to answer this question during the first online meeting inspired by the last issue of our quarterly "Herito". During the next events of the cycle we talked with Krzysztof Czyżewski about the recently published volume of his essays Towards Xenopolis (ICC Publishing House 2019) or with Krzysztof Radoszek, author of the concept and curator of the exhibition Plants and animals. Atlases of natural history in the age of Linnaeus.

How to catch a distance to Krakow when you are based in its very center? From the windows of the Under the Ravens tenement house at 25 Main Square we have watched crowds of tourists admiring the charms of the first city inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Today the center of Krakow has become deserted.

New initiative of President Jacek Majchrowski Be a tourist in your city, its a great purpose to bring life back to the historic center, but also to get to know this part of the city that seemed only a tourist attraction for years.

Following this idea, we would like to invite you to listen to stories from the Krakow Market Square, and the series of podcasts we create will allow you to bring closer the history of tenements located in the center of Krakow, the lives of its former residents, trace the changes recorded in the priceless material heritage and show Krakow as an important city in Central Europe. What else will we learn about it when we look at its story from a distance?

All meetings are held in Polish.
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