Help, the Artists Are Coming!
How is Praga today?

  • Help, the Artists Are Coming!
    photo by Karol Słowik

The history of Praga district in the artistic context will be brought to you by Roman Woźniak, founder of the Academia Theatre, sculptor, performer, installation author, set designer, theatre director and cultural animator.

The walk will be devoted to the presence of artists in Praga from 1980s onwards. The arrival of artists to a certain district and the gradual creation of its artistic myth very often precedes the gentrification process – a sudden change in the character of a given part of the city, resulting in a higher quality of public space and increased costs of living (especially rent). Gentrification is always accompanied by a change in the social structure: from the one initially composed mainly of the working class or a vast spectrum of intermingled groups to a homogenous middle class district. In this sense, artists and other impecunious representatives of the creative class very often become gentrification agents – by entering the hardly attractive areas they gradually boost their appeal.
 

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Other archival events from that cycle:

11:00 Meeting An Open House – Maria Anto’s AtelierA meeting with Zuzanna Janin Maria Antos's Open House
ul. Karpińskiego 12, Warsaw
12:00 Excursion By Conferral and by YieldA walk through artists' workshops Krzysztof M. Bednarski's workshop
ul. Nowowiejska 28, Warsaw
13:00 Workshops Undercover: Mission ArtWorkshop for families Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?A meeting with Freunde von Freunden Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening MinoTAur Cinema „A Page of Madness” ("Kurutta ippêji"), dir. Teinosuke Kinugasa Workshops at Inżynierska Street
ul. Inżynierska 3, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting DO IT YOURSELF? WHAT DO ARTISTS NEED INSTITUTIONS FOR?Discussion held by „Obieg” periodic Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
20:00 Film screening Artists Online: Althamer, Żmijewski A film programme Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Lecture Common Research & Urban ActivismArtist's position on and in urban struggles in Berlin Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw
18:00 Meeting Diffusion of the ScenesA meeting as a part of the series: Artist as an urban being: occurence, habits and policy Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Emilia Pavilion
ul. Emilii Plater 51, Warsaw