The Villa Decius Association in partnership with the Villa Decius Institute of Culture would like to thank you for participating in the Multicultural Festival – New Cracovians, which took place from November 26 to December 3, 2020. The Multicultural Festival is an initiative that connects people of different nationalities, cultures and religions. “Strength in solidarity” – this is the slogan that guides the program of this year’s edition of the Festival.
Getting to know each other takes place in an atmosphere of tolerance and cooperation, beyond the concept of boundaries and despite social distance. Krakow is an ideal place for such activities. It is here that tourists from abroad come to learn about the unique history of the city and students from all over the world – to study at Krakow’s universities, and many foreigners choose Krakow as a place to live and work permanently.
The limitations caused by the pandemic make meeting other people virtually impossible. And paradoxically today – the idea of a joint meeting takes on a new meaning and becomes a pressing need. Aware of the difficulties, we want to – at least partially – respond to these needs. The Multicultural Festival – New Cracovians will take place in a hybrid form: workshops, discussions, on-line lectures, but also activities of a solidarity nature. The aim of the festival is to strengthen the positive image of foreigners who live in Krakow, to integrate foreigners with Polish-speaking residents of Krakow and to signal to those who had to leave Poland due to the pandemic that we are waiting for their return.
Online painting workshops, Ukrainian embroidery and cutouts workshops, multicultural walk paths, preparation of the “Multicultural Library” or the challenge of “tongue twisters” and tasty support for Krakow restaurants run by foreigners will be an opportunity to meet and talk – to get to know and learn about each other’s cultures.
As part of the Festival, we invite you to lectures, meetings and online workshops on Facebook:
- November 26, 2020 (Thursday):
16:00 – “Facts and myths about Siberia” – lecture / conversation with Svetlana Baranova, representative of the Center for European Studies of the Jagiellonian University
- November 27, 2020 (Friday):
17.00 – broadcast of the meeting: “From Atakama to Błędowska Desert” meeting with a traveler, blogger and author of books from the series “Pensioner on the go” Mariola Wójtowicz – in cooperation with the Seniors Activity Center at Villa Decius
- November 29, 2020 (Sunday):
10:00 – lecture “The history of artistic craftsmanship and the phenomenon of Maria Prymaczenko – host Zlatosława Halian.
17.00 – Domesticated Africa – meeting with Jola Mirecka, who will talk about moving to South Africa in the 90s – in cooperation with the Seniors Activity Center at Villa Decius
- November 30, 2020 (Monday):
16:00 – “Flower of raffia” workshops – video tutorial prepared by Diana Bogach
- December 1, 2020 (Tuesday)
12.00 – painting workshops “Field with poppies” and “Autumn bouquet” (oil paints) – video tutorial prepared by Olga Honcharenko
17.00 – Liza Pleskachova, student of intercultural relations at the Jagiellonian University – as a New Cracovian – interview
- December 2, 2020 (Wednesday)
18.00 – Vhiktoria Shiwa, Philippines, like Krakow, is full of colorful Festivals. We will meet to talk about some of the festivals as a way to share Filipino culture and look to the future, which we especially need in a pandemic.
19.00-20.30 Survival Polish – a lesson in express Polish for people who do not speak the language
- December 3, 2020 (Thursday)
18.30-19.30 – Multicultural Quiz – the quiz organized by the Cultural Studies Club of the Jagiellonian University will be a form of summary of the Festival; Participants will answer questions of various difficulty levels, learn stories and interesting facts that will help deepen their knowledge and interests about representatives of different cultures in Krakow. The quiz will be held online on the quizziz platform.
More about the festival events and actions at the FB Festival:
https://www.facebook.com/events/383105026162801?acontext=%7B%22eventredy_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22% 7D]% 7D