The Bałuty district in the city of Łódź was transformed during WWII by the Nazi occupation forces into a Jewish ghetto. Participants in a workshop 30th of August 2017 joined to commemorate and contribute to the research about the children who were deported during the Wielka Szpera (from German Allgemeine Gehsperre) during 5th and 12th of September 1942. Not many traces are left of the 15681 persons deported to the Chełmno death camp. Identifying children from the chetto and commemorating them with individual stones, we visited the streets and houses they once lived.
KVA(M) NO is a artistic research project where the goal was to develop new forms of identity programs for places, by using the resources of the place, taking the challenges seriously and with emphasis on democracy. Research fellow project in the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme, completed in 2011.
The Creative Centre for Fluid Territories:
People, Places, Processes (CCFT) is a group of artists, architects, designers and cultural theorists from England, Scotland, Norway, Cyprus and Lithuania, whose practices, individually (and collectively), seek to consider the nature and value of space and spaces, public as well as, marginal. CCFT’s approach is both theoretical, focused on such topics as the aesthetics, cultural archaeology and representation (historical and current) of space and place, and practical in the consideration of how public and marginal spaces might actually be represented and transformed through human engagement and interaction. Core to the Centre’s research is the belief that culture (whether defined in the terms of community, place or landscape) should not be reduced to a state of homogeneity, but should be allowed to express difference as a dynamic aspect of positive exchange.