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Our activities at Zakole Wawerskie for years 2023-24 are structured within an international project – Testing Ground: Reparative Practices for New Cultural Ecosystem. As part of Jasna 10 – a cultural platform of Stowarzyszenie Im. Stanislawa Brzozowskiego / Krytyka Polityczna from Warsaw, we are working together around one conceptual framework with partner organisations: Kurziv – Platform for Matters of Culture, Media and Society from Zagreb and Maska Ljubljana. The project is supported by European Union.

Przemysław Pasek – a fifteen-year leader of the “Ja Wisła” Foundation, organising outdoor education for children and volunteering schemes, such as “The Clean Vistula” (Czysta Wisła) – in conversation with Zuzia Derlacz, 2020. ✺ What is Zakole Wawerskie today? Seen from an aerial perspective, it is a vast green patch on the right bank of […]

Olga Roszkowska: During our last trip with friends we spent an hour with our eyes wandering around a single tree trunk instead of completing our planned 15-kilometre hike. When we finally managed to wrench ourselves away from that trunk and started coming back, we could not catch the scale of the world. Marta Wrzosek: I […]

Zakole Wawerskie wetland is one of the most interesting natural areas that can still be saved. It is also a place that can serve as a testing ground for our thinking about the city, climate collapse, and the role of communities.

About embodied experience of the world, challenges in adopting non-human perspectives, boggy interspecies collaborations and a shift in popular perception of bogs – Krysia Jędrzejewska-Szmek and Olga Roszkowska talk with Iwa Kołodziejska, botanist and anthropologist, just after she leaves the Camera Obscura that we installed in Zakole Wawerskie in July 2020. Iwa: What struck me […]

Zuzia Derlacz talks with dr hab. Wiktor Kotowski, biologist, professor of the University of Warsaw, specialist in the field of wetland ecology and conservation. Originally published in Krzak Papier magazine: www.krzakpapier.pl. Have you ever got bogged down in a mire? I got bogged down many times, but only to the extent that my rubber boot […]