How to make your own rock garden? What plants can you grow on your balcony and at home? Can you make a climbing plant out of origami leaves? What birds live on urban squares and yards? How to deal with minor bike problems when you’re on the road? These and other questions will be answered at the CCI picnic taking place on 14th July on Targ Rakowy 11 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Schedule: www.ikm.gda.pl/piknikmiejski.
The first out of three summer picnics organized by CCI is devoted to the theme of urban plants, animals inhabiting the city and healthy, eco-friendly lifestyles. Participants will be able to take part in workshops, games and eat a late sweet or savoury breakfast prepared by Kolektyw Samo Dobro, Asia Stachowiak, Buzz Café and Składak.
In case of rain the picnic (breakfast, most workshops and activities) will be moved to the CCI seat at Długi Targ 39/40. The information will be published on 14th July until 9 a.m. on www.ikm.gda.pl/piknikmiejski and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/226013854879178/.
What attractions have been planned by the organizers?
“We have prepared a live screen printing session,” says Marta Kwiatek from Kwiaciarnia Grafiki. “Take light-coloured T-shirts and bags, on which you can print floral patterns – on your own or with the help of Kwiaciarnia Grafiki. Screen printing is perfect if you want to refresh a garment that seems past its prime,” she adds.
Children under 8 will be able to take part in a board game design workshop. “Participants will create boards, design fields and plan a route for the pawns. The underlying theme of our board games will be the animals we can encounter in our city. Children will find out what to do when they meet a wild boar and how to feed ducks in a park,” says Sylwia Chmielewska, who will moderate the workshop.
Most picnic activities are related to growing home and garden plants. Paulina Urbańska from Ruta Urban Garden invites everyone to create a miniature rock garden they will be able to take home. Ewa Wójtowicz from Roślinny Patrol will talk about anti-smog plants we can grow in our homes, while Urban Gardener Joanna Paniec will make green climbing plants made of origami leaves to decorate arbours and walls.
The city is also home to thousands of birds. Some have been here so long that they cannot live elsewhere, while others have only begun trying to adapt to this atypical environment. What do we know about them? What does the relationship between birds and people look like in cities? How can we really help birds? These and other questions will be answered by Jakub Typiak, ornithologist and bird lover working at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Gdańsk, in his lecture “Cities full of birds”.
But that’s not all! See the full schedule at www.ikm.gda.pl/piknikmiejski.
The picnic will also serve as a pretext to talk about CCI’s new activities in the Wasserkunst. The space between the Wasserkunst building and the Skwer im. Harcerzy Polskich w Byłym Wolnym Mieście Gdańsku will be arranged with urban furniture by the Miasto Inicjatywa Association in cooperation with Grupa GDYBY.
Detailed schedule of the urban picnic on 14th July
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. CCI Cultural InfoPoint
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sweet and savoury vegetarian breakfast, coffee and cold refreshments
Kolektyw Samo Dobro | Asia Stachowiak | Cafe Buzz | Składak
12 noon – 1 p.m. Jakub Typiak, ornithologist | Cities full of birds | meeting devoted to birds living in urban squares and yards
12 noon – 2 p.m. Kwiatuchi / Kwiaciarnia Graficzna | Floral screen printing on T-shirts and tote bags
Plant asylum | Kokedama moss ball workshop
12 noon – 2.30 p.m. Łukasz Skop Bez Ogródek | Make your own herbarium
12 noon – 3 p.m. Chce Mi Się workshop | Sewing cycling rucksacks and inserts for bike baskets
Joanna Paniec, Urban Gardener, Gdańsk Municipal Office | Green walls and arbours – climbing plants in the city
Sylwia Chmielewska | Make your own board game! Children discover urban animals
Ruta Urban Garden | Miniature rock gardens
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Plant asylum | Workshop of creating geometrical forms for airplants
Kwiatuchi / Kwiaciarnia Graficzna | Floral screen printing on T-shirts and tote bags
3 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. Łukasz Skop Bez Ogródek | Make your own herbarium
3 p.m. – 6 p.m. . Chce Mi Się workshop | Sewing cycling rucksacks and inserts for bike baskets
Throughout the day:
12 noon – 5 p.m. Łąka Foundation | Creating friendly places for wild pollinators – hotels for insects and floral meadows in plant pots
12 noon – 6 p.m. Plant Patrol | First aid for sick plants and workshop about anti-smog plants
PsiRuch | Easy-peasy dog toys
Mamy Wenę | Workshop of creating eco-friendly washing and cleaning detergents
Składak | Bike help stand and mobile workshop for minor bike issues
Timetable of CCI urban picnics
14th July, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Picnic devoted to the theme of urban plants, animals inhabiting the city and healthy, eco-friendly lifestyles.
11th August, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Picnic on urban architecture, design and art in the city.
1st September, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Literary picnic organized in cooperation with the Provincial and Municipal Public Library in Gdańsk focused on children’s and young adult literature.
Schedule of events: www.ikm.gda.pl/piknikmiejski.
Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/226013854879178/
Graduated from the University of Gdańsk (English Philology; major: theory of translation). She also studied acting and directing as a part of a scholarship at the University of Northern Iowa in the United States of America. She won the Rector of the University of Gdańsk’s award for best students in 2002 and the City of Gdańsk’s Award for Young Artists in the Field of Culture in 2010. She is a project manager at the CCI and manages or co-manages Streetwaves, Narrations, series of lectures and meetings as well as concert in the Institute and in other spaces of Gdańsk. She also conducted the BYOB – Bring Your Own Beamer series of events and the event merging music and art titled “Pożegnanie ze światem” [Good-bye to the World]. Her interests include theatre, art and literature – in her private life she translates literature and poetry, e.g. Derek Jarman. Recently, she has been developing her knowledge in the field of animal studies. She lives in Górny Wrzeszcz.