Marek Zieliński

Marek Zieliński photo: Paweł Dusza A cultural manager, author of critical texts and concepts, and curator of dozens of exhibitions. For almost three decades, he has been the director of the Ars Cameralis Cultural Institution and the program director of the Ars Cameralis Festival. A graduate of the University of Silesia, he has authored cultural…

dr Barbara
Sopot-Zembok

dr Barbara Sopot-Zembok A historian and regionalist, she has been engaged for years in developing educational initiatives for children and youth – ranging from local history, ecology, to new technologies and promoting modern civic attitudes. A co-author of the monograph about Pszczyna, tirelessly initiating historical research dedicated to the town and its surroundings. She has…

dr Grzegorz Wołowiec

dr Grzegorz Wołowiec An author and co-author of numerous books and scholarly publications, he is a graduate of the Horticultural Technical College in Pszczyna. He studied Polish philology at the University of Silesia and attended the School of Social Sciences at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw.…

dr prof. UŚ Katarzyna Trynda

dr prof. UŚ Katarzyna Trynda Vice-Rector for Student Affairs at the University of Silesia in Katowice. An outstanding specialist who combines computer science, statistics, information management, and didactics in her work and academic interests. Coordinator of numerous scientific and educational projects, and a London University scholar (1998). Pszczyna is a place I’ve been connected to…

Anita Szymańda

Anita Szymańda A true native of Pszczyna, she is not only a philosopher but also a passionate collaborator with artistic communities. With experience in overseeing cultural institutions, creating strategic documents, and implementing programs using EU funds, she is currently professionally engaged in environmental protection and ecology issues. She also serves as the coordinator of the…

Anna Syska

Anna Syska fot.  Maciej Zienkiewicz Historian and promoter of architecture. Author of the book “Spodek in Zenith: A Guide to Architecture from 1945 to 1989 in the Silesian Voivodeship.” She focuses on the cultural heritage of the Silesian Voivodeship and western Lesser Poland, especially the 20th-century architecture. She works as the City Conservator of Monuments…

prof. Marian Oslislo

prof. Marian Oslislo fot.  Maciej Zienkiewicz A graphic artist, educator, and former Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice from 2005 to 2012. He engages in various activities within the realm of contemporary visual culture (art and design), ranging from artistic graphics, designing printed materials, publications, identity systems, and visual information to photography…

prof. Wanda
Olech-Piasecka

prof. Wanda Olech-Piasecka An academic teacher and researcher, a professor at the Department of Genetics and Animal Protection at the Institute of Animal Sciences of Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW). The president of the board of the Bison Enthusiasts Association. For over three decades, she has specialized in the field of conservation and development…

Artur Malke

Artur Malke A cultural manager, musician, economist, member of the International Artists Managers’ Association, and Vice President of REMA European Early Music Network, an organization uniting nearly 150 European festivals and concert halls dedicated to presenting early music. He is one of the founders of {oh!} Historical Orchestra, of which he was the manager from…

Zbigniew Machej

Zbigniew Machej A poet, author of children’s poems, essayist, and translator. Born in Cieszyn. With astonishing lightness, he can transform the act of tidying a 17-year-old’s room into an opportunity for a brief exploration of profound matters. Deputy Director of the Polish Institute in Prague from 1991 to 1996 and 2000 to 2004, Director of…