Medicinal Plants of Płaszów

Start date: June 27, 2019
End date: June 30, 2019
Location: MOPS - Dąbrówki 7
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Garden opening: Thursday, June 27 - 15:00 - 17:00 The site of KL Płaszów, in the Podgórze district of Kraków, is a former concentration camp site unlike most others: it exists today primarily as a public park and recreation area, with a smattering of monuments and markers of memory. The site’s use and misuse, the

Every Museum is a Story: A Conversation with the Museum Director

Date: June 26, 2019
Location: Ethnographic Museum in Kraków
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Join FestivALT and MEK Director Antoni Bartosz for a candid conversation about the museum’s collection of objects related to Jews and the museum’s responsibility to represent Poland’s multiethnic history in general. What should be expected of an institution that uses the slogan “My museum, a museum about me”? On this day you can visit the

Alternative Tour of the Ethnographic Museum

Date: June 22, 2019
Location: Ethnographic Museum in Kraków
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Cultural anthropologist Erica Lehrer will lead a tour of the permanent exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum, focusing on the artefacts (as well as the absences) related to Jews and Jewish culture. What do these objects say about non-Jewish Polish conceptions of Jews and Jewishness? How should “folk” culture about and by Jews be displayed in

Real, Live, Lucky Jews: A Conversation with FestivALT

Date: June 26, 2019
Location: Żydowskie Muzeum Galicja
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Join the FestivALT co-directors and creators of Lucky Jew for a discussion about the project, its problems and merits, and the conversation that has grown around it. Lucky Jew takes a common object of Polish folk culture and turns it on its head. The term “Lucky Jews” refers to figurines and small paintings of Jews

Hummus Unplugged

Date: June 27, 2019
Location: Hummus Amamamusi
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The debate about the origins of hummus is a long and difficult one: nearly every country and ethnic group in the Middle East has made a claim to be its primary inventors, and it can be hard to buy or sell the food without making some kind of political statement. This debate has not left

Paulina: A Multi-Media Performance

Date: June 23, 2019
Location: Galicia Jewish Museum
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In English with Polish translation Tickets: 10złConfronting challenges of identity, memory, translation, and place, Michelle Levy and Patrycja Dołowy will perform their experience in conversation, between passionate search and profound discovery. Having followed Paulina’s story across Poland and Ukraine, the two women will summon archives, personal travel footage, maps, oral histories, foliage, pieces of the

What Does Kazimierz Dream About: An Experimental Tour

Start date: June 29, 2019
End date: June 30, 2019
Location: Next to Św. Katarzyny 1
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29.06 o 12:00, pod Św. Katarzyny 5 (Polish)30.06 o 12:00, pod Św. Katarzyny 5 (English)Zofia Noworól, a choreographer and yogi, and her partner Mateusz Ostrowski, a process-oriented psychotherapist, present a different experience of Jewish Kraków. Combining a careful awareness for the spaces of the city and an immersion in the realm of dreams and myths,

namesake: a short film by Eliza Levinson

Date: June 29, 2019
Location: Dietla 29/1
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namesake is an experimental film by Eliza Levinson that explores the legacy of diaspora, migration, and "postmemory”—how memory is embodied and transmitted over generations. Using her great-grandmother’s story of emigration and reinvention as a jumping off-point, Levinson explores contemporary questions of citizenship, refugee crises, borders, intergenerational trauma, and increasing tides of far-right extremism. Following the

Roth/Roth/Roth

Date: June 30, 2019
Location: Meet at the Ghetto Square
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Composer/guitarist Alex Roth relocated from London to Kraków last year, reversing a migratory path traced by his great-great-grandfather in 1890. Weaving improvisations around his own field recordings, this multi-part promenade performance explores tensions between documented and experienced memory, unfolding across four sites of special significance to Kraków’s Jewish community. Alex is joined by his brothers—saxophonist

Madame Q in Kraków

Date: June 29, 2019
Location: Dietla 29/1
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Legendary Polish Jewish burlesque performer and activist Betty Q has transported Madame Q, the Warsaw club and studio she co-owns, to Kraków for an evening of fun, conversation, and burlesque. Joining Betty onstage is Dotti Moscati, a Berlin-based burlesque performer/clown, who brings her own brand of comedy and performance to Kraków’s most extravagant evening. Reservations