The Econcult team welcomes Emilia KIETLIŃSKA- DROZD as part of the Trans-making project
Emilia is an art historian and photographer, a graduate of the Catholic University of Lublin and the School of Art at Aberystwyth University in Wales. After completing her studies in the UK, she returned to Lublin. She transferred to Workshops of Culture from Lublin’s City Office Culture Department, where she had worked on trans-border cultural projects. In her free time, she enjoys reading crime fiction and loves browsing magazines and websites dedicated to industrial and interior design.
Objectives of her stay in Valencia
Emilia is the coordinator of the project called Patterns of Europe in which she would like to
initiate a dialogue between traditional culture and contemporary design to protect design traditions and to develop creative sectors in our region. In the trans-making project she will visit Valencia in January 2019 to undertake some research about artisanal products, visit Centro de Artesania Comunitat Valenciana, and visit Paterna and Manises to see that craft can be creative industry and tradition can be inspiration for designers.
About Workshops of Culture
Workshops of Culture are a municipal cultural institution of Lublin that was created through the division of the Centre for Culture in Lublin. Since 2009 we have been operating under the name of the Workshops of Culture (WoC), which determines the very goals we aim to achieve. On principle, our programming focuses on promoting the practice of “active culture”.
To do so, we intend to create a cultural offer that is tailored to individual recipients – to residents wishing to participate actively in the cultural life of the city and to broaden their knowledge at the same time. We keenly endorse and eagerly implement long-term development plans based on the sense of community shared by Lublin’s cultural operators and recipients of culture alike, acting together and supporting each other.
Liaising and networking with Polish and international partners, we become exposed to already established and highly efficient methods of cultural education, management, and animation. In addition, through extensive analysis of local needs we thoughtfully transplant and introduce the most reliable, sustainable, and fitting models to Lublin. Furthermore, we are committed to sharing our experience and expertise with other communities, both at home and abroad, in particular with Eastern Europe.
Everyday application of modern technologies in cultural education and in promotion of cultural heritage constitutes the core of our mission. We strive to maintain the highest level of professionalism, making sure that our activities are interactive, interdisciplinary, innovative, constantly evolving, and always partnership-centred.
For more information on the Trans-making project