In the summer 2015 journalism, architectural and project management workshops were realized within the framework of the “Neighbourhood Remarks” project. The second issue of the newspaper “Nowy Port Żyje” has been also released.
“Neighbourhood Remarks” project is based on a close collaboration with the local community of Nowy Port district. The artist sees herself as a moderator, delegating most of the tasks to the participants / co-authors. Activities in the frames of “Neighbourhood Remarks ” are a kind of laboratory researching the social and cultural territory of the district. The aim of the project is to democratize the space, rediscover it and redefine the role of its inhabitants. The exploration of the artist and the co-authors becomes the process of appropriation of these areas of the city that are mentally and physically absent from the public debate.
In the first, research based part of the project, Grete Aagaard held a series of meetings and discussions with the inhabitants, tackling on ways of active shaping of the surrounding space. Issuing of “Nowy Port żyje” newspaper was the result of group’s common decision and in autumn 2014 this first common production had its premiere in the public space of the district and the vicinities.
Grete Aagaard / Rum 46
Residency period: in proces since March 2014
NOWY Port żyje newspaper
Second edition of the “Nowy Port żyje” newspaper created by the residents of Nowy Port district was printed in the summer of 2015. Previous edition of this free, created by joint forces publication was quickly distributed and had enjoyed the attention of the readers.
Title, themes, graphic form and the content of the newspaper was based on a series of open meetings, walks in the area, group discussions as well as project management and fundraising workshops, journalism and architecture workshops. The final form of the texts was the expression of individual interests of authors and posed questions related to the place of residence – Nowy Port.
Participants and collaborators: Celina Draniczarek, Alicja Mianowska, Tadeusz Szymański, Iwona Kwiatkowska, Mariusz Roman, Anna Olejniczak, Krzysztof Jachimowicz, Agnieszka Graczyk, Agnieszka Zielińska, EMZI, Janina Karnas, Arkadiusz Łapiński, Jarosław Waśniewski, Jarosław Michalak, Zdzisława Małolepsza
Editorial team of the newspaper: Barbara Piórkowska, Alicja Mianowska, Aleksandra Księżopolska, Lilla Schally-Kacprzak, Grete Aagaard
Photos: Alicja Mianowska, Adam Graczyk, Youngdon Jung (artysta rezydent przebywający w CSW „Łaźnia” w 2014 roku), Roman Lietke, Przemysław Kokot, Ireneusz Paszkowski
The following workshops had been organised in the frames of project:
Journalism: Barbara Piórkowska
Project management and fundraising: Katarzyna Werner
Architecture: Przemysław Wróbel, Maciej Nitka
Project took place in the frames of Outdoor Gallery of Gdansk.
Project supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Project has also received financial support from the City of Aarhus, Danish Arts Foundation.