Solidarity, Memory and Identity Programme




THURSDAY, 15 September



Registration (main hall)



Conference opening



Parallel sessions I


Section A: Dialogical Approaches to the Solidarity Movement and Memories of Solidarity (room 1.45)


Chair: Katarzyna Kosmala


Jacek Dominiczak  (Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, Poland)

Dialogic Shift in Planning: The Case of Gdansk Shipyard and the Lack of Solidarity

Katarzyna Kosmala and Roman Sebastyanski  (University of the West of Scotland, UK)

Conceptualization of Solidarity as Rhizomatic Multitude

Waldemar J. Affelt  (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland)

Tangible heritage of the Gdańsk Shipyard: Understanding of the Past or Erasing of Memory

Liz Gardiner (Fablevision, UK)

Comparative Approaches to Post Shipbuilding Areas in Europe: North, East and West


Section B: Literature and Art (room 1.43)


Chair: Kelcy Davenport


Polina Golovatina-Mora (Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia)

Is there Solidarity in Anarchy?

Grzegorz Małecki (University of Wrocław, Poland)

The Case of Otherness in the Young American Prose: On the Distinctness, Multiculturalism and Ethnical Problems in Selected Short Novels from the Collection of Stories Granta 97 – Best of Young American Novelists 2

Yulia Minutina-Lobanova (Herzen University, St. Petersburg, Russia)

The First World War Russian Poetry: From Solidarity with Allies to Solidarity with Enemies

Zied Ben Amor (University of Sousse, Tunisia)

“Santiago Matamoros” or Saint James the Moor Killer: Who Wants to Kill the Moor in William Shakespeare’s Othello?



Lunch break



Parallel sessions II


Section A: Solidarity and Case Studies (room 1.45)


Chair:Barbara Horojtko


Tomasz Piotrowski (University of Łódź, Poland)

Management Activities of the New Public School Headmaster in the Face of the Threat of Termination of the Institution and Solidarity of Local Community: Case Study

Josh MacKenzie (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

“Allah! Wehdat! Al-Quds Arabiya!”: Football, Nationalism and the Chants of Palestinian

Resistance in Jordan

Daniela Kušnierová (University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Slovakia)

Solidarity in an Environment of Football Supporters (on Example of Football Fans of Spartak Trnava)

Morteza Ghelij (Independent Researcher, Iran)

The Role of Cultural Diversity in Tourism Development: Comparative Study Between Iran, Malaysia and UK)


Section B: Literature and Art (room 1.43)


Chair: Marta Maciejewska


Kelcy Davenport (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)

Solidarity and Suffering Aesthetic Systems: Iraq

S. Chandrasekaran (McNally School of Fine Arts, LASALLE, College of the Arts, Singapore)

Akar Theory: Understanding Identities Through Cultural Contradictions

Tomasz Sobecki (Independent Artist, Poland)

The Images of Solidarity 1981/2015



Coffee break



Parallel sessions III




Section A: History and Politics (room 1.45)


Chair:Daniela Kušnierová


Olena Zlobina (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) and Nadiia Lintsova (Umbrella Research Agency, Ukraine)

Public Solidarity under Military Confrontation: Integration of the Internally Displaced People (IDP) in the Ukrainian Society

Irina Gordeeva (Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia)

The Soviet Independent Peace Movement and International Solidarity: A Case of Yura Diversant and the Group “Free Initiative”

Barbara Horojtko (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)

Communist Solidarity in Shaping the Propagandist Image of Red-Calendar Days


Section B: Literature and Art (room 1.43)


Chair: Polina Golovatina-Mora


Marta Maciejewska (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

What is Anti-Polish and What is Pro-Polish in Contemporary Polish Cinema?

Gabriela Sitek (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Showing Home Movies in Public as a Way of Raise Solidarity: To Understand Condition of Refugees as Political

Charmaine Fernandez (University of Western Australia)

A Play on Differences: Solidarity as a Subversive Act in Haresh Sharma’s Good People


19:00-19:30 (room 1.43)


Book launches linking themes of solidarity, community with dialogic and participatory approaches to arts and architecture:


Katarzyna Kosmala and M. Imas (Eds) Precarious spaces: Art, Social and Organizational Change (Chicago University Press and Intellect: August 2016) is a collection of essays looking at Brazilian informal situation in particular in precarious context, community-initiatives art-centred interventions and regeneration.


‘Precarious Spaces is a book, as much as it is a living theoretical framework offering essential lessons about the emerging art of precariousness. Focusing primarily on the Global South, which as we know is not always in The South, Precarious Spaces maps-out a process of “inverse colonialism” whereby those who dwell along the borders of a collapsing society strategically rag-pick and recycle its left-overs in order to assemble a survivable world from whatever is at hand. As precarity itself migrates from the perimeter into the general conditions of contemporary life, Precarious Spaces proves one thing above all else: resistance is not futile’.

Gregory Sholette, author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture


Katarzyna Kosmala, PhD is a curator, art writer and Professor in Culture, Media and Visual Practice at the School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland, UK. Currently leads the project under RSE-funded interdisciplinary research network: Regeneration and Waterfront Heritage Zones in Northern Europe. Recent publications include: Precarious Spaces: The Arts, Social and Organizational Change (Eds.) (Intellect and The University of Chicago Press, 2016),  Sexing the Border: Gender, Art and New Media in Central and Eastern Europe (Ed) (CSP, 2014), Art Inquiry on Crossing Borders: Imaging Europe, Representing Periphery (Eds.) (ŁTN, 2013), Imagining Masculinities: Spatial and Temporal Representation and Visual Culture (2013, Routledge). Recent exhibitions include: Azimuth: Sound/Image (TMU and Miraikan - National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan, 2016), Exporting Zagreb (National Museum of Gdansk, 2016), Exporting Gdansk (HDLU, Zagreb, 2015).


Jacek DominiczakDialogic City and Other Scattered Texts (ASP, Gdansk: 2017) is a forthcoming collection of essays, focusing on a concepts of dialogic space, dialogic city and dialogic architecture. While the post-modern architecture have failed, post-modern zeitgeist, on the contrary, is still transforming contemporary humanism in continuously growing every-day environmental awareness and energy reuse, re-defined intelligence, emphasis on the social and re-structured contemporary management strategies (win-win situation).


Jacek Dominiczak, PhD is a Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, where he leads The Studio for City Interior Design. He works on theory and methodology of Dialogic Design. He is the author of the concept of Dialogic Space (Dialogic City; Dialogic Architecture) and the Local Identity Code – urban design tool. He implements dialogic concepts into his built projects. He is the author of interior design of The Centre of Art Education ŁAŹNIA 2 in Gdansk, Poland (2012), co-author of Local Identity Code of Central Fremantle, Australia (2009), and co-author of installation Delay(er)ing Facade, which represented Poland at the 9th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice (2004). He is the editor of book series Rethinking the City, which intersects art photography with advanced discourse on contemporary cities. 


Waldemar J. Affelt TECHNITAS. Contexts of industrial cultural heritage [TECHNITAS. Konteksty dziedzictwa kulturowego techniki] (in Polish) (Zagreb, 2015) a book discussing comprehensive method of built heritage evaluation called TECHNITAS developed by the author, based on critical approach to traditional doctrine of monuments conservation. Comments to over hundred illustrations point at aspects of historic objects interpretation as well as elements of intangible heritage.


Waldemar Affelt, PhD is Associate Professor in the Fine Art Conservation Department of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, and a member of ICOMOS and Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage TICCIH. He is an adjuster of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage as well as a member of the Main Conservation Commission to the General Conservator of the Polish Republic.



Banquet (main hall)





FRIDAY, 16 June 2016



Parallel sessions IV


Section A: History and Politics (room 1.45)


Chair:Iwo Łoś


Dee Britton (SUNY Empire State College, NY, USA)

Girding America:  The Iconic Transformation of Victimization

Michał Gołubiewski (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

The Concept of “Solidarity” in Contemporary American Political Debate 

Ali Karimi (University of Mazandaran, Iran)

Politics of Collective Memory-Making in Iran After the Islamic Revolution

Karolina Baraniak (University of Wrocław, Poland)

Memory of Augusto Pinochet’s Junta (1973-1990) in Modern Chile


Section B: Philosophy (room 1.43)


Chair: C.D. Sebastian


Aleksandra Głos (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

“I remember better when you care”: A Threefold Argument for Solidarity in Health-Care

Anca Claudia Prodan (Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus, Germany)

The Rights of Solidarity: Hopes, Challenges and Potential

Marina Lourenço-Yılmaz (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Solidarity or Human Rights? Contributions from a Critical Theory of Human Rights

Eliza Kowal (University of Wrocław, Poland/ Gent University, Belgium)

Identity and Solidarity in Superdiverse Societies




Lunch break



Parallel sessions V


Section A: History and Politics (room 1.45)


Chair: Dee Britton


Iwo Łoś ( The University of Warsaw, Poland)

Solidarity Not Charity? On Various Strategies and Discursive Practices of the Refugee Helpers in Europe

Trabelsi Houssem (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania)

The European Union in the Face of Terrorism: Solidarity or Division

Anna Modzelewska (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

The Understanding of the Idea of Solidarity to Selected Former Activists of the Independent Self-Governing Trade Union „Solidarity” in the '80s and Nowadays: The Conclusions of the Qualitative Research

Marta Frączkiewicz (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland)

Solidarity, Memory and Identity in Relation to the Social Relations Between People Migrating to Former East Prussia in the First Years after the End of World War II


Section B: Philosophy (room 1.43)


Chair: Marina Lourenço-Yılmaz


C.D. Sebastian (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India)

The Identity as Homo Solidaritus: A Buddhist Perspective

Anna Kopeć (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

The Sources of Solidarity: Humanistic Project in Contemporary Moral Philosophy

Katie R. Leggett (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Embodied Solidarity with the Religious Other: Prospects within Theologies of Liberation

Babalwa Sibango (University of South Afrika, Pretoria, RPA)


“We are expected to be black first and journalist second”: Racial Solidarity and its Implications for Inter- and Intra-Racial Relations in Post-Apartheid South Africa



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