Local Guides is a project dedicated for local communities. The first edition took place in 2011 in Gdańsk’s district Zaspa, where 30 citizens were preparing for the role of guides of Monumental Art Collection. The series of trainings were completed in 2012 with new topics and workshop program for Biskupia Górka’s citizens. Local Guides at Biskupia Górka and Zaspa went through a proper training and they passed an exam, which enabled them to show the tourists around the incredible parts of Gdańsk. The guides are not only the citizens of particular districts but also people who fell in love with them.
In 2014 we asked History Storytellers (Opowiadacze Historii) to cooperate with us. They put a lot of effort into discovering and gathering the history and beauty of Dolne Miasto. They based their research on citizens’ memories and stories.
City Culture Institute organizes the summer and free tours around districts of Gdańsk with Local Guides for the SIXTH time. Since 2015 we have been walking around murals in Zaspa, leafy Biskupia Górka, charming Dolne Miasto and Nowy Port. Since 2016 we have been exploring another district – Orunia.

Project coordinator

Barbara Sroka

Cultural manager, MA, publishing and advertising industry specialist. Graduated from the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw (Theatre Studies Department), the Warsaw School of Economics (Post-Graduate Studies in Culture Management) and from the Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw (major: Market, media, art). Between 1995 and 2006, her work consisted of advertisement and marketing. Between 2007 and 2008, Representative of the President of Toruń for Efforts for the Title of the European Capital of Culture for 2016. Since December 2008, she was the Chief Consultant for Strategy and Promotion at the Gdańsk 2016 office. Since March 2011, she is the Deputy Director of the City Culture Institute. She performs projects related to art in urban spaces (including Monumental Art Festival, Gdańsk School of Mural) and engaging local communities (e.g. Local Guides).

e-mail: barbara.sroka@ikm.gda.pl

Insytut kultury Miejskiej 2016