Sharing visions on the development of YOUNG CITY (MLODE MIASTO) was the main topic of the second meeting within CITY LABS’ programme of„Memory of Water” project (MemoryofWater-EU Creative Europe). It took place on 14 March 2019 in the Old Town Hall in Gdansk (the venue of the BSCC).

Our CITY LABS offer the space for public discussion on forms and directions for developing post-shipyard area in Gdansk, taking into consideration its cultural heritage value both tangible and intangible. This proces, initiated by people connected to art, culture and science fits , so popular in Europe nowadays, method of culture-led regeneration.

At the last meeting, the debate’s participants were representatives of the post-shipyard area property owners and developers, cultural heritage institutions and organisations, public cultural institutions and academia.

CITY LABS are the work-in -progress: we are documenting the discussions and summerising them. The blog (in Polish) which reflects this proces will be launched in April.

Please find below the programme of the last meeting:

JAKIE MŁODE MIASTO? / WHAT YOUNG CITY? The session on sharing visions
Introduction to the project „Memory of Water” by:
 Magda Zakrzewska-Duda, The Baltic Sea Cultural Centre: The Project Overview
 Roman Sebastyański, University of the West of Scotland: Urban Labs
 Agnieszka Wołodźko, independent artist and curator: Art residencies

PRESENTATIONS BY
 Krzysztof Sobolewski, Shipyard City: „Shipyard City”
 Dr Krzysztof Król, Ultra Relations: „Młode Miasto (Young City)”
 Prof. Jacek Dominiczak, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk: „Order in Space’
 Prof. Grzegorz Klaman, „Wyspa” Art Institute: „Art in transformations and the New Life of the Post-shipyard Area.
 Dr Waldemar Affelt, ICOMOS, Chief Conservation Comission, Comittee for the History of Science and Technology PAN: „The Preserve the Memory of the Place”
 Dr Marek Barański, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk: „Social Spaces”
 Dr Piotr Samól, Gdansk Technical University: The Heritage of Young City as a Factor in the Future Development of This Area”
 Tomasz Błyskosz, National Institute for Heritage: We don’t Want an Outdoor Museum!
 Janusz Lipiński, former head of Synergia 99: Substitutional Memory in the Process of the Spacial Symbolization
 Anna Szynwelska, Centre for Contemporary Art“Łaźnia”: Art. In Public Spaces.
 Anna Maria Mydlarska, European Solidarity Centre: Story of Shipyard (films and documents by European Solidarity Centre)
 Piotr Wyszomirski, „Pomysłodalnia” and Pomoranian Council for Culture: „’Culture as an Engine for Development”