The most important experience during the Culture Animation specialization were classes on reading paintings with Urszula Kochanowska. There were many other great workshops, practical classes, inspiring meetings but it was Ms Kochanowska who taught me how my mind is fooling me. When I think I am looking at something, I am actually already interpreting. I knew from the anthropology of culture classes that I have a culture filter mounted into my eyes which changes what I see before me into what I actually see, but during this class I experienced this at a surprising biological level. I noticed how much I was over appreciating intellectual analysis (whom I see in a painting), and forget to receive the messages that are being transmitted via colours, the dynamics of the lines, the repetitions and contrasts. I learned how hard it is to see the paradigm that determines us in communication. How much we fail to listen, fail to see but we guess and imagine. This is something I have been noticing every day since then – I realised how much easier it is to cooperated and communicate if we first highlight the things that only seem obvious.
Works at the Office of the City of Warsaw, earlier at the Social Communication Centre, currently at the Office Administration Department. She handles the internal cooperation of the office, the development of project management systems, and ordering processes.
After hours, she wonders how could this species survive?