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Dorota Ogrodzka

Dorota Ogrodzka absolwentka Animacji Kultury Instytutu Kultury Polskiej Uniwersytetu WarszawskiegoThe specialization allowed me to experience art as space for meeting people and issues important to them. To me, the most significant were the inspirations from contacts with culture practitioners who would boldly combine artistic activities with the social, political and public. Owing to study visits at Polish and foreign centres I realized that culture animation may serve as the source of social relationships and a platform for creative discoveries. In the course of the entire programme I had the opportunity to respond to key questions on what I would like to do and how I would like to do it, what is important to me, what language I want to speak and which values I want to endorse.

A theatre pedagogue, director, author of artistic and social activities, researcher, culture animator, curator.


Chairperson of the Theatre Pedagogues Association which co-runs the LUB/LAB– a venue for theatrical activites in the Praga district of Warsaw. Founder of the Theatre and Social Laboratory – dealing in the area of performative arts and social involvement. Collaborates with institutional and alternative theatres. Member of the Kolektyw Terenowy with whom, in the spirit of ethnoanimation, she is active in local communities. She writes about theatre, socially engaged art and public space. Curator of the Slot Art Festival workshop programme. Collaborates with the Association of Creative Initiatives ę, Krytyka Polityczna, Theatre Institute. She worked at Polski Theatre in Bydgoszcz where she headed the Young Stage.