schedule of meeting and events
Date: 8 May 2008
15 May 2008: Workshop IDENTITY. Coordinator:
dr Katarzyna Sztop-Rutkowska and mgr Katarzyna
Niziołek (History and Socjology Department,
University of Bialystok, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, the
computer room (no 28), 4 p.m.)
Identity – workshop
The workshop is
intended to introduce the concept of identity
through interactive and creative practice not
academic talk. It does not require any background
The language of the workshop is English.
Time: Thursday, May 15, 4 p.m.
Place: pl. Uniwersytecki 1, the computer room
History and Socjology Department
University of Bialystok
sees one’s surroundings, the place in which one
lives and people in it, from the perspective of his
or her own culture and experience.
We perceive the space of our every-day life as
common and obvious. Its unique characteristics
naturally become “invisible” to us. The project
“Commonality and difference” will allow us to look
at our own city and region through the eyes of
foreigners, who remain sensitive to those local
characteristics which we do not consciously perceive
any more. By directing attention to those elements
of our reality which are astonishing to the guests
from other countries, and – on the other hand – to
those elements which, despite the cultural distance,
they find to be familiar, the activities we propose
within the project framework will allow us to
rediscover our city and region, and ourselves as its
Our ambition is to create an international
photographic group, whose members will take
photographs in two categories:
What in Bialystok is surprising and
astonishing to me? What is different from my home
city/country? What seems unfamiliar to me?
What in Bialystok reminds me of my
home city/country? What makes me feel like home here?
What seems familiar to me?