An interdisciplinary student workshop, organized by the Faculty of Interior Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, took place in late November 2022. Inspired by the slogan "Essential Spaces," the participants of the NEW SPACE 2022 workshop set themselves the goal of redesigning the New Square in Krakow's Kazimierz district. The work was accompanied by thinking about the limitation of resources and the consequences of economic and political breakdowns.
The 15th edition of the interdisciplinary workshop NOWA PRZESTZZEŃ 2022, organized by the Faculty of Interior Design of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, took up the design theme under the title "ESENCIONAL SPACE _ PLAC NOWY". Students and staff from Krakow's universities were invited to participate: Faculty of Interior Design of the Academy of Fine Arts, Institute of Sociology and Institute of Geography and Spatial Management of the Jagiellonian University and Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.
New Mosaic project
Team: Oliwia Tasiemska, Patrycja Molska, Maria Jamróz, Maria Tylek, Bartłomiej Miłosz, Patrycja Mazur, Nika Muzyk
cooperation between universities
TheNew Space Workshop is an initiative initiated at WAW ASP and AW PK, and in which Jagiellonian University (Institute of Sociology) has participated since 2012, which was strengthened by an agreement signed by the Rectors of the three universities. In 2019, the Institute of Geography and Spatial Management at Jagiellonian University and the Department of Vibroacoustics at AGH University of Science and Technology also joined the initiative.
Since 2020, the "NEW SPACE" project has been implemented with a grant from the NCBiR from the project "Designing the Future—Development Program of the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow for 2018-2022" co-financed by the European Union under the European Social Fund. During the workshop, students gain knowledge and experience in working in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams.
Team: Aleksandra Gierszewska, Dagmara Jędrychowska, Jan Bytnar, Ewa Ilczuk, Andrzej Porębski, Kacper Wałęsiak
New Square anew
Last year's workshop, held under the theme "Essential Spaces," took place from November 21 to 23, and projects were carried out in seven inter-university groups. In addition to the project work itself, the participants had the opportunity to listen to the lecture "_SOUNDSCAPE_" by Dr. Jacek Wierzbicki and visit the laboratories and anechoic cabin at AGH. The groups also benefited from research reports entitled. "Everyday Life of the City—Social Work in the Local Environment" and "The Phenomenon of the New Square," prepared by two teams of female and male students from the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University.
The design of New Square was accompanied by thinking about the limitation of resources and the consequences of economic and political breakdowns. "The 'essentiality' of a place—what constitutes its uniqueness, uniqueness—is the basis for the designs of the New Square going beyond the growth paradigm," says Prof. Beata Gibała-Kapecka, PhD.
Theworkshop finale and presentation took place on November 29, 2022 in the auditorium of AGH, and among the invited guests were representatives of the Department of Administrative Affairs of the City Hall of Krakow—Marta Kotarska and Dominika Bieniecka, representatives of residents of the Kazimierz district, the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics—Dr. hab. Eng. Krzysztof Mendrok prof. AGH, Head of the Department of Mechanics and Vibroacoustics of AGH—Dr. Tadeusz Wszołek prof. AGH, as well as the editor-in-chief of the monthly magazine A&B—Małgorzata Tomczak and Dobrawa Bies, editor of the A&B portal.
Team: Joanna Jaros, Anna Prokopenko, Wiktor Ostrowski, Agnieszka Puzio, Daniel Tałajczyk
The interdisciplinary workshop NOWA PRZESTRZEŃ and the multimedia projects of places and public spaces in the city of Cracow implemented as part of it, so to speak, are an example of artistic reworking of cultural models related to space. The idea was to redefine the role of materiality in our daily lives, not only in social experience, but also in individual and very private struggles with the world around us at a particular, one might say, turning point for it and us its inhabitants. A parallel equally important aspect pursued was also that the project teams undertook to jointly develop or revise a definition of empathy, which is commonly considered to be "the ability to anticipate the consequences of actions taken from the point of view of socially desirable values,"—continues Prof. Dr. Beata Gibała-Kapecka.
Team: Joanna Jaros, Anna Prokopenko, Wiktor Ostrowski, Agnieszka Puzio, Daniel Talajczyk
The workshop was attended by 45 male and female students from three universities: ASP, Jagiellonian University and AGH. Below are the results of the workshop and the projects of all seven groups.
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