Russian freedoms is a project developed in 2015 in which Piotr Wójcik and Tomasz Kizny tried to discover how Russians define private and public freedom today. The authors asked their protagonists about their personal stories and experiences. The often ambiguous choices they make create a specific portrait of Russians through the prism of freedom.
Duży Pokój is a place open to theaters, artists, film directors, culture managers, performers, dancers, informal groups, amateurs as well as professionals. It is meant to be an open space in which everyone can work and evolve freely. Its program is complimentary to the programs offered by community centers.
Duży Pokój was officially opened on the 11th of April. Between a photography show presenting the life of the European Roma community and the opening of the “Etno w oku” exhibition our guests relaxed on sunbeds. In the meantime our youngest guests participated in ethnography workshops. The day ended with a Jazz concert performed by: Jerzy Mączyński - saxophone, Przemek Pankiewicz - piano, Szymon Wójcik - guitare, Kacper Kaźmierski - percussion, Paweł Zwierzyński-Pióro – contrabass.
The President of the Republic of Poland decorated Dominique Roynette, the vice-president of Picture Doc Foundation, with The Order of Merit of The Republic of Poland. Dominique Roynette was appreciated…
The book Polish freedoms by Piotr Wójcik and Justyna Pobiedzińska was published by The Picture Doc Foundation and the National Center for Culture. The introduction was written by Michał Boni and Tomasz Kizny. The graphic design was prepared by Domnique Roynette. In this edition you will find 25 new interviews with members of national and ethnic minorities living in Poland.
by Tomasz Kizny in collaboration with Dominique Roynette Additionally many photographic archive documents which witness the life in USSR camps from 1923 to the 1960s, Tomasz Kizny brings its own photographs, posing on these sites, now in ruins, and their populations a heterogeneous look of astonishing depth and a rare humanity.
The ”Freedom Container” project ended with a debate entitled “Freedom or Not?” which was held on the 27th of October at the Państwo Miasto Cafe in Warsaw. The debate concerned civil involvement in contemporary Poland. The participants included: Jadwiga Czartoryska (Orange Foundation), prof. Ireneusz Krzemiński (University of Warsaw), Dorota Warakomska (Women’s Congress), Kuba Wygnański (Stocznia Foundation) and Piotr Wójcik (author of “Polish Freedoms”.)
Piotr Wójcik's and Justyna Pobiedzinska's documentary project approaches the subject of the 1989 democratic transformation. The goal of the project is defining "freedom" - the fundamental postulate of the democratic opposition and the "Solidarność" movement and in a wider historical perspective – the idea that led several generations of Poles fighting for polish independence.