2008 Spaces of Remembrance – Intercultural Places


Project background >>

Spaces of Remembrance - Intercultural Places is the international student art projectthe annual event which provides an artistic look on European historical and cultural development. This year the project gathered 55 students and 23 teachers from 7 universities worldwide in Krakow (Poland).

Start off point of the project was the border crossing discussion of historical, political and cultural sites.

The first international student project Architecture of War was focused on the former military spaces in the greater region of Lorraine-Wallonia-Rhineland-Palatinate (between France, Belgium and Germany). After a one year work phase at the Universities of Metz, Liège and Trier all resulting projects had been exhibited in October 2007 in Trier.

In spring 2008 the focus upon remembrance will be put on the East European space. Krakow offers two specific districts covering different aspects within the historical, political and cultural context.

The Jewish district Kazimierz originally was an independent unit, separated from Krakow by a tributary of the river Vistula. Jews had made the majority of the population before being deported by the German occupiers to the Krakow ghetto in 1941. After World War II, the district and its history was forgotten to be rediscovered only after the “Schindler´s List” release, the movie that was partially produced in Kazimierz. Today many of the buildings are renovated and the quarter became a sight for visitors of Krakow.

Nowa Huta was planned and developed as a socialist city right beside the then biggest metallurgical plant in the entire world. Up to date Nowa Huta is the workers district of Krakow and starts to get into the focus of Krakow’s visitors…



All the participating partners have set certain goals and have succesfully achieved them, namely

// to develop sustainable structures within the European cooperation

// to foster the sensibility for historical and cultural processes

// to explore common future opportunities for designing spaces in our countries

// to join together experts in cultural sciences and arts as well as institutions of cultural, social and political discussion and education

// to create a sustainable network between the participating universities: FH Trier, EMSA Metz, University College Dublin (UCD) and the academies of Fine Arts: ASP Krakow, ASP Gdansk, ARA Liege with regard to the establishment of a future European Master Programme in the field multi media, design, space


Method and approach >>

Workshops with students of all participating universities were based on discussions of themes of specific regional and design orientated relevance. In this context the interdisciplinary and border crossing implementation of the IP signifies an improvement compared with other actions and programmes so far and can be regarded as most valuable for the education in designing disciplines.

Students were learning from one another and together with the teachers of the all participating universities they would be able to explore and enlarge their educational horizons. At the same time students were offered the opportunity to investigate the social relevance and the concrete application of their proposals and projects in discussions with representatives of different sections within the City Council and also via the public exhibition/documentation of the projects.
All these are important aspects referring to the future professional expertise of a “designer”.

The core of the IP consists in the development of design orientated projects reflecting the theme “Spaces of Remembrance – Intercultural Places” within the scope of the overall programme. Under the guidance of teachers from international universities different workshops took place in the studios of the Academy of Fine Arts Krakow. In stage 1 of the IP the two chosen districts, Kazimierz and Nowa Huta, were explored.


People involved >>

Programme organization and coordination >>
Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci / FH Trier
Christoph Lex, International Office / FH Trier
Ass. Şelâle Serter / FH Trier

Pedagogical guidance and internal coordination  >>
Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci, Communications-Design / FH Trier, Germany
Prof. Marion Goerdt, Architektur / FH Trier, Germany
Prof. Èleonore Bak / EMSA Metz and Ecole d’Image Epinal, France
Prof. Jerzy Nowakowski, Prorektor / ASP Krakow, Poland
Prof. Jan Pamula, Rektor / ASP Krakow, Poland
Prof. Ludmila Ostrogorska, Prorektor / ASP Gdansk, Poland
Prof. Zbigniew Gorlak / ASP Gdansk, Poland
Prof. Andre Dellaleau / Academie Royale d’Art de Liége, Belgium
Prof. Michael Heurich / University College, Dublin, Ireland

Pedagogical guidance with respect to European Master Degree  >>
Prof. Eléonore Bak, ESAM, Metz
Cooperation : Blandine Wolff, International Office Metz

Workshops and studios ASK Krakow / Poland

Sculpture >>

Prof. Jerzy Nowakowski / ASP Krakow
Prof. Josef Murzyn / ASP Krakow
Prof. Ostrogorska / ASP Krakow

Painting  >>

Prof. Andrzej Bednarczyk / ASP Krakow
Prof. Adam Wsiolkowski / ASP Krakow
Prof. Andree Dellaleau / Academie Royale Liege

Experimental Design und Placard, alternative Design

Prof Zbigniew Görowski / ASP Krakow
Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci / FH Trier

Visual Activities, Experimental Art and Design

Prof. Andrzej Zieblinski / ASP Krakow
Ass. Mgr. Milosz Pobiedzinski / ASP Krakow
Prof. Anna Bulanda-Pantalacci / FH Trier

Intermedia  >>

Prof. Antoni Porczak / ASP Krakow
Prof. Artur Tajber / ASP Krakow
Prof. Eleonore Bak / EMSA Metz

Graphic Print  >>

Prof. Henryk Ozog / ASP Krakow
Prof. Roman Zygulski / ASP Krakow
Prof. Zbigniew Gorlak / ASP Krakow

Photography  >>

Adj. Agata Pankiewicz / ASP Krakow
Dozent Zbigniew Zegan / ASP Krakow
Dozent Michel Dreistad / EMSA Metz

Skulpture, Space, Architecture, Landscapearchitecture  >>

Prof. Andrzej Getter / ASP Krakow
Prof. Marion Goerdt / FH Trier
Prof. Michael Heurich / UCD Dublin

Kuratorium Galerie“Treppe“

Ass. Mgr. Milosz Pobiedzinski / ASP Krakow


Alexy Pawluczuk / ASP Krakow