Project Ideas Exchange
You are taking part in our conference and want to share your ideas, exchange experiences, tell others about the project you are working on or searching for a project partner? You are not taking part in the conference but are interested in multiculturalism and historical education and would like to find out what exciting projects are being realized in Poland and abroad? Here is the opportunity!
We encourage you to share your good practices and ideas in the field of intercultural and historical education. You will be able to present your ideas in PechaKucha format – 20 slides, 20 seconds each: a total (strictly observed) of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. We would like to present the 10 most exciting initiatives. After the presentations it will be possible to learn more about the selected projects and discuss their main assumptions at a table with the authors.
To register a presentation please mark the appropriate box on the conference registration form. Please attach a short description of the project and send it to the address on the form.
We invite conference participants to present their projects, and all those interested in the subject, as well as the visitors to the Museum, to take part in the Exchange as the audience/discussion participants.
20 April, 11:00 a.m. - 12.45 p.m., free admission.
We invite you to have a look at the examples of projects which will be elaborated on during the Exchange of Information about Projects:
Agata Gołąb, Games Development
The project “Detectives of the Kashubian History” is an example of using a space game in education activities. The project was implemented on the basis of a remote-controlled space game developed in cooperation with inhabitants of Swornegacie village in the Kashubian Region, referring to local history and traditions. It is a form of entertainment but at the same time, it provides tourists with information about the history and cultural diversity of the Kashubian Region.The game involves visiting certain points located in the village and its close neighbourhood and solving puzzles connected with local tradition, craftsmanship, language and historical events.
Agnieszka Chmielecka, the Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights
“Head into the multicultural direction” is an educational project addressed to employees of sector I - from teachers up to uniformed services and health care workers. They acquire knowledge on multiculturalism, human rights, migration and counteracting discrimination and then, share that knowledge with the others conducting supervised workshops. The workshops aim at making employees of the public sector in Poland more sensitive, expanding their knowledge and rising the level of there multicultural competences. The additional element of the project is a multimedia e-learning platform available for participants, which contains materials for self-education.
Krzysztof Jarymowicz, Foundation for Freedom
Football is the game which unites millions of people all over the world. Hence, the idea of using sport while conducting anti-discrimination activities and creating Ethnoleague in Warsaw which has been played each season for five years now. A community of several hundred people from Poland and nearly 50 countries, women and men, play jointly football, cook and tell stories about their countries and teams. Within the framework of the Ethnoleague, also the open Academy of Football is functioning which conducts training courses for teachers and local leaders, devoted to the principles of implementing fair play. Moreover, international seminars of experts and practitioners in the area of sport and social integraation are organised as well as showpiece matches, exhibitions or debates in cooperation with the international network Football Against Racism in Europe - FARE, an official partner of the UEFA.
Anna Janeczko, Memory Project
“The Memory Project” is a unique undertaking which transfers participants right into the middle of a creating process and recollections of a Holocaust survivor. It was inspired by a story of an artist, Roz Jacobs and her mother Ann about the fate of Kalman, Ann’s younger brother. The story became a source of an expansive, internationally acclaimed project which deals with the universal topics of love, loss and a will to survive. The project encompasses exhibitions, educational programmes and documentary films.
Miriam Kołak, Irena Madej, The Platform of Culture
The Platform of Culture website is an interaactive portal devoted to the animation of culture, created by the National Centre for Culture. The overall idea of the Platform of Culture is cooperation and creating an effective network of contacts and a possibility to exchange experiences. It is also an expansive database of knowledge on animation of culture as well as activities outside the virtual reality like the National Exchange of Information on Projects organised by the National Centre for Culture - the event which aims at facilitating the exchange of practices and methods of activities of animators of culture and local leaders from all over Poland.
Katarzyna Remin, Campign Against Homophobia
The project “Berlin - Yogyakarta” aims at recalling the history of prosecuting gays, lesbians, biosexual people and transvestites by the Nazis during their rules in Europe and underlining that human rights are indispensible and concern every person also non-heterosexual. The tool which helped to realise that purpose was the exhibition whose title was composed out of the names of two cities from two continents which underscores a global scale of both the phenomenon of exclusion and human rights. The current part of the exhibition refers to Yogyakarta while its historical aspect refers to Berlin. The project outlines the beginnings and achievements of the movement for emancipation of non-heterosexual people and depicts the history of their prosecution by the Nazis.
Zuzanna Dłużniewska, Continent Warsaw
The Warsaw of Many Cultures is the only website in Poland concerning the contemporary multiculturalism and informing about events connected with it. Its editorial staff gets involved in many projects of other non-government organisations and each year, on the last Sunday of August, it also organises the biggest festival of cultures in our part of Europe - the Multicultural Warsaw Street Party. It is a street festival of all residents of Warsaw whose diversified origins compose colourful cultural mosaic often unpercepted or underestimated in a haste of everyday life.
Małgorzata Waszczuk, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews
“The Faces of Diversity” is the programme which opens a possibility to acquire knowledge of cultural, ethnic, religious and social diversity. It creates a space for reflection on prejudices and stereotypes, building a platform of the intercultural dialogue. The project includes, among others, workshops, lectures, meetings, debates, exhibitions and artistic residencies. These diversified activities aim at enouraging people to look at the culture and history of Polish Jews from a broader and more universal perspective of building relations between ours and alien, minority and majority, and functioning of deversified groups side by side.
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