There will be new guides on Women’s Trails around Gdansk Shipyard – people from the Ukrainian and Russian-speaking communities living in Pomerania.

Project Metropolitanka – welcome / ласкаво просимо / добро пожаловать is a free training, preparing for the role of guides. Among meetings’ topics: the industrial heritage of the Gdansk Shipyard; the heritage of Solidarity, eliminating cultural differences, guide classes, and then walks in Ukrainian and Russian language. The series of meetings starts on July 28th, and City Culture Institute invites you to open walks in Ukrainian and Russian in the fall.

  • Efforts for new residents of Gdansk are close to us. Thanks to the funding from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, we can hold a free guide course and include people who have chosen Gdansk as their new place to live, in an important part of Gdansk Shipyard and Solidarity’s history. The project is part of expanding the cultural offer and involving in its creation a group of people who have not had such an opportunity so far – says Anna Urbanczyk from the City Culture Institute.

The first training sessions and open lectures will start on July 28th. Lectures, walks and workshops will be conducted by: Dr. Jacek Koltan, Anna Miler, Anna Perz, Anna Zielinska-Fedoruk, Urszula Sciubel, Magdalena Stormowska, Andrzej Trzeciak.

The issues that will be touched during the meetings include: the cultural and industrial heritage of the Gdansk Shipyard, the idea of ​​Solidarity, Anna Walentynowicz – the legend of Solidarity, Women in Polish shipyards after World War II, employees of the Gdansk Shipyard, strike activists, guide methodology, Russian language sensitive, equality approach and women’s history. It also includes meetings with a retired employee of the shipyard and people currently employed in the shipbuilding industry. To complete the course and become a guide  in the project, you must take part in all forms of workshops, lectures and talks.

Four lectures on the project will be video recorded and available later online in Ukrainian and Russian on the City Culture Institute’s YouTube channel. Live meetings are held at the City Culture Institute at ul. Dlugi Targ 39/40 and outside – in the post-shipyard areas (start: at the Historical Gate No. 2, Solidarnosci Square).

After several weeks of preparation, the new guides will lead Walks on Women’s Trails in the Gdansk Shipyard in Ukrainian and Russian, targeted at new residents of Gdansk. There are admissions for classes and walks as part of the project and the need to comply with the applicable sanitary regime.

Project partners: Immigrants Support Center, Union of Ukrainians in Poland – near Gdansk, European Solidarity Center.

The Metropolitanka – welcome project / ласкаво просимо / добро пожаловать was co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund.

Program of classes conducted in Ukrainian:

July 28th 6.00 p.m.* Lecture “Idea of ​​Solidarity”, Dr. Jacek Koltan

August 4th 6.00 p.m.* Lecture “Overalls and a floral dress. Women in Polish shipyards after World War II ”, Anna Miler

August 10th 5 p.m.* Walk “Gdansk Shipyard on the Trails of Women Workers’ Route”, Anna Miler

August 11th 5 – 8 p.m.* Workshops “Guiding methodology part. 1 ”, Anna Perz

August 12th 5 p.m.** Walk “Gdansk Shipyard on the Trails of Women Strike Route”, Anna Zielinska-Fedoruk

August 18th 6 p.m.* Meeting with Urszula Sciubel, a retired employee of the Shipyard

August 20th 6 p.m* Lecture “Cultural and industrial heritage of the Gdansk Shipyard”, Andrzej Trzeciak

August 22nd 12 p.m.** Walk “Anna Walentynowicz – the legend of Solidarity”, Magdalena Stormowska

August 23rd 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.* “Women’s equality and history workshops”, Anna Urbanczyk

August 24th 5.30 p.m.** “Contemporary shipbuilding industry” walk, Patrycja Kruk, Emilia Mirek, Dominika Werdecka-Latarska

August 25th, 5 – 8 p.m.* Workshops “Guiding methodology part. 2 ”, Anna Perz

September 5th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.** Workshops in the field “Methodology of guides part 3”, Anna Perz

September 12th 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.** Workshops in the field “Methodology of the guide, part. 4 ”, Anna Perz

Meeting places:

* City Culture Institute, Gdańsk, ul. Dlugi Targ 39/40

** Historical Gate to the Gdansk Shipyard, Gdansk, Solidarnosci Square

Program of classes conducted in Russian:

July 30th, 6.00 p.m.* Lecture “Idea of ​​Solidarity”, dr Jacek Koltan

August 6th, 6.00 p.m.* Lecture “Overalls and a floral dress. Women in Polish Shipyards after World War II ”, Anna Miler

August 7th, 6.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. On-line workshop “Russian as sensitive language”, Olga Laniewska

August 13th 5 – 8 p.m.* Workshops “Guiding methodology part. 1 ”, Anna Perz

August 15th 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. * “Women’s equality and history workshops”, Anna Urbanczyk

August 17th 5 p.m.** Walk “Gdansk Shipyard on the Trails of Women Workers’ Route”, Anna Miler

August 19th 5 p.m.** A lecture in the form of a walk “Gdansk Shipyard on the Trails of Women Strike Route”, Anna Zielinska-Fedoruk

August 22nd 4 p.m.** A lecture in the form of a walk “Anna Walentynowicz – the legend of Solidarity”, Magdalena Stormowska

August 27th 5-8 p.m.* Workshops “Guiding methodology part. 2 ”, Anna Perz

September 1st, 6.00 p.m. * Meeting with Urszula Sciubeł, a retired employee of the Shipyard

September 2nd 5.30 p.m. ** Lecture in the form of a walk “Contemporary shipbuilding industry”, Patrycja Kruk, Emilia Mirek, Dominika Werdecka-Latarska

September 3rd, 6.00 pm * Lecture “Cultural and industrial heritage of the Gdańsk Shipyard”, Andrzej Trzeciak

September 5th 2-5 p.m. ** Workshop in the field “Methodology of the guide part. 3 ”, Anna Perz

September 12th 2-5 p.m. ** Workshop in the field “Methodology of the guide, part. 4”, Anna Perz

Meeting places:

* City Culture Institute, Gdańsk, ul. Dlugi Targ 39/40

** Historical Gate to the Gdansk Shipyard, Gdansk, Solidarnosci Square

All classes are free of charge and registration required.

Ukrainian and Russian-speaking people have priority in recruitment. Other people may participate in the classes subject to availability of spots.

Registration, information: Anna Urbanczyk anna.urbanczyk@ikm.gda.pl, tel. +48 663 87 2016 (we prefer contact in Polish or English). When registering, please provide your name, telephone number and e-mail address.

Information on statements related to COVID-19 can be found at: www.metropolitanka.gda.pl.

Insytut kultury Miejskiej 2016