“The City Speaks” – new edition of walking tours around Gdańsk

“The City Speaks” walking tours start again. We’re about to visit three districts of Gdańsk: Wrzeszcz, Biskupia Górka and Dolne Miasto. The first two walks will already take place in September.

Owing to the illness of our guide, Karolina Pochwatka, we had to temporarily suspend “The City Speaks” cycle. On 12 September the walking tours start again in a new format. Our guide will be Jakub Szczepański, a historian of architecture.

The main objective of the walking tours is to present those districts of Gdańsk that are situated beyond the general scope of interest. The project is aimed at both local inhabitants and visitors to the city. During the walking tours, you will be able to get to know the history of the given district and jointly discover those out-of-the-way parts of Gdańsk..

The main focus will be on Dolne Miasto, Nowy Port and neighbouring districts. These places, despite their interesting history, are regarded as “difficult”, dangerous or even infamous. Through a series of guided trips, showcasing not only the historical past, but also the charming nooks and crannies of each district, we will try to change their perception, make them more interesting, draw attention to these places, and promote knowledge about them. The schedule of each tour will be prepared by Jakub Szczepański, a historian of architecture.

The City Speaks – walking tour dates:
12 September 2015,11:00 am | Wrzeszcz Górny, meeting in front of the Manhattan
26 September 2015,11:00 am | Biskupia Górka, meeting in front of the former Mennonite church
03 October 2015, 11:00 am | Dolne Miasto, meeting at the entrance to Łaźnia CCA

Jakub Szczepański – architect, historian of architecture and conservator. Professor of the Gdańsk University of Technology at the Department of the History and Theory of Architecture and Conservation of Historic Buildings. He is interested in the history of architecture as well as the contemporary problems of Gdańsk and other cities of the Baltic region.

Project realised as part of the Outdoor Gallery of the City of Gdańsk co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.