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Culture and Solidariry: The Art of Coexistence, by Krzysztof Czyżewski

March 13, 2018

Krzysztof Czyżewski is a co-founder and president of the Borderland Foundation (1990) and a director of the Centre “Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations” in Sejny. Together with his team, in Krasnogruda on the Polish-Lithuanian border, he revitalized a manor house once belonged to Czesław Miłosz family, and initiated an International Center for Dialog (2011) there.

Some of his books of poetry and essays are: The Path of the Borderland (2001), Line of Return (2008), Trust & Identity: A Handbook of Dialog  (2011), Miłosz – Dialog – Borderland (2013), A Connective Tissue (2014), The Krasnogruda Bridg, A Bridge-Builder’s Toolkit (2016), and A Small Center of the World, Notes of the Practitioner of Ides (2017).

He is an initiator of intercultural dialogue programs in Europe, Caucasus, Israel, Central Asia, Indonesia, Bhutan and USA.

Krzysztof Czyżewski works as a teacher and lecturer and since 2015 he has been a visiting professor of Rutgers University and University of Bologna.

His recent theatre productions include Three Women, Metamorphosis of the Medea’s Myth in Ovid and Picasso (2014) and The Mystery of the Bridge (2015).

In 2008 he was nominated as Ambassador of European Year of Intercultural Dialog (Brussels). He is a laureate of Dan David Prize (2014) and Irena Sendlerowa Prize (2015).

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