The current time of pandemic disruption and forced isolation was a new experience not only for the habitants of the Tri-City area. Foreigners who chose Tri-City as their place of residence also faced many new challenges. We are slowly coming back to reality, readapting to the new realities of life. In this very challenging time, there is an immense need for ideas and spaces that will allow the free contact and the reestablishment of relationships with self and others.
Project emiGRACJE is an innovative concept developed and designed for this purpose. It is dedicated for Non Polish and Polish women with or without migration experience who want to meet in a new, post-pandemic reality, experience being together in nature and make new connections: with their own physical bodies, as well as with other participants. Meetings will take place once per week, on Thursdays after 17.00 (exact time will be confirmed after the registration of participants). Workshops will last for 1.5–2 hours and will take place in a beautiful natural setting, at the Garden of Ethnography Museum in Gdańsk (Gdańsk Oliwa ul. Cystersów 19) for a period of 7 weeks, starting on Thursday, 18th June.
There will be an initial presentation meeting (which is virtual based and obligatory) on June 11, 2020 at 19.00 on the Zoom platform. During this online session, we will meet and greet each other for first time, discuss all organisational information, and have small trial of our workshops in a virtual setting. The link for the meeting will be sent after receiving your registration. Please find the below application form to register.
Participation in this project is free and voluntary. The number of places is limited, and is in the order of applications received. Applications of people who can take part in the 7 weeks entirety of the workshop will be selected first. To book your place for this initiative, register at the earliest by filling out the application form.
Application form: here
If you want to take part in the project but the day/ time of the meetings doesn't suit you or you have another complication – write to email@example.com. The organiser will try to find solution.
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About the author:
Agata Gregorkiewicz – dancer and dance teacher. Author of initiative RUSZ DUSZĘ (MOVE YOUR SOUL) where she is realising artistic, social oriented and cultural projects.
The pilot project emiGRACJE was supported by the Social Innovation Fund INNother the City of Gdańsk.
Project partners: City of Gdańsk, UP Fundation, Center for Supporting Immigrants and Immigrants, Sopot Center for Integration and Support of Foreigners, Ethnography Museum of Gdańsk