As part of the gentrification and touristification of Kazimierz, golf cart tours have appeared, blaring out recorded audio as they bounce around the neighborhood. In response to these tours, which can be limited or even misleading, FestivALT has created alternative tours that address the complications, controversies, and cultural confusion of contemporary Kazimierz.
At first glance, Krakow’s district of Kazimierz feels like a paradise of trendy bars, cute cafes and classy restaurants emanating from the remnants of the city’s Jewish past. But there’s also a concealed Jewish Kazimierz, full of magnificent and tragic history, as well as a complicated present afflicted by gentrification, mass tourism and questionable representations of Jewish culture.
FestivALT co-directors Adam Schorin and Michael Rubenfeld, will take you on a unique critically-minded tour in a golf cart that will open the door to exploring the complications, nuances, and cultural confusion of contemporary Kazimierz.
The tour was presented originally as part of the Unsound Festival.