Exhibition: Women for Democratic (R)evolution

2014-01-09 - 2014-01-31
January 9–31, 2014
Women for democratic (r)evolution
Medieval Cellars of the ICC, free entrance

“Women for democratic (r)evolution” was a comics workshop held in the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdańsk in November 2013 which gathered 10 female comics creators from Egypt and 20 female cartoonists from Poland. The workshop was moderated by international team of experts: Jacek Frąś, Beata Sosnowska and Mohamed Saleh. The theme of the workshop was the role of women in social and political transformations in Poland and Egypt. It was preceded by a debate on democracy, human rights, equality and diversity.

Comics created in the course of the workshop were first displayed at the exhibition held in the Old Town Hall in Gdańsk – the seat of the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre.

The International Cultural Centre in Krakow is – upon the nomination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage – a coordinator of the Polish network of the Anna Lindh Foundation which brings together over a hundred organisations and institutions interested in intercultural dialogue from all over Poland. The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre is one of the most active network members. Last year it co-organised the Forum “Together for a just future: learning from each other through social dialogue on diversity, equality and democracy” which was held in Gdańsk on March 1-2, 2013.

The project is carried out by the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in cooperation with the Arteria Association (Poland) as well as the Darb 1717 Contemporary Art and Culture Center (Egypt) and has been made possible by the financial support of the Anna Lindh Foundation. It is part of the events carried out within the framework of the 8th Festival of World Cultures “Window onto the World”.
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