The urban and architectural context of Silesia as an industrial space of mines, smelters and factories translates into a very specific sense of Silesian identity. Industrial context and identity allows us to reflect on the issue of transformation. Transformation that has already taken place, and the one that can potentially occur for the future of Silesia.
Context, Identity and Transformation, three main categories of the MEDS REVIVAL theme are carried out through three main fields of action: Ecology, Society and Revitalization.
Ecology concerns the shift from the commercial industrial mindset to a sustainable one. which is both physical (creating eco friendly projects that are to be put in the public space) and as well an attempt to shift the citizens’ mentality.
Social aspect of the workshops serves to encourage the inhabitants of the Silesian cities to engage in the changes that are done and can be done in their nearest environment. MEDS participants and the citizens will brainstorm and work together to change the image of Katowice’s backyards.
Revitalization very directly refers to the refreshment of the historical spaces and bringing back their liveliness.
As well as the impact of these changes, hopefully they will result in a revitalised identity of the citizens. more and more proud to be Silesian with all the implications that derive from the mixture of old and revived.
Silesia had a completely different history than other regions of Poland and for almost 600 years the region did not belong to Poland until the end of World War I…
Since the 9th century, Upper Silesia has been part of: first: Greater Moravia, then the Duchy of Bohemia, the Piast Kingdom of Poland, again of the Lands of the Bohemian Crown and the Holy Roman Empire, and then part of Habsburg Monarchy, later the Kingdom of Prussia and German Empire later… After the Second World War it was placed under the administration of the Republic of Poland. As you can see our history is really interesting, and this year will be a great opportunity to get to know more about it 🙂
There is a very strong Silesian identity in the historical region of Silesia and more than 800,000 people define themselves as part of a different nation.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for tutors to give their creative vision for the proposed projects and guide the realisation of their project with the participants at the workshop! Check our tutor pack and find some inspiration!
A project is a collaboration guided by the tutor but opens for the input of the participants. In this edition of MEDS we are aiming to build 6 projects in three different cities. The main topic of the individual workshop depends on its location, but they all revolve around Revival.
The Tutor Call is over! Thank you for your applications!
Download the pdf: Tutor Pack with all important info about MEDS Silesia Revival workshops, locations, and projects themes. Check info about the Tutor Call calendar and design criteria!
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for participants to give their creative vision for the announced entry theme! Check our theme pack and find some inspiration! Get a spot on the Meds Silesia 2020 workshop and prepare yourself for a great design experience this summer!
The project is a collaboration guided by the tutor but opened for the input of the participants. In this edition of MEDS we are aiming to build 6 projects in three different cities. The main topic of the individual workshop depends on its location, but they all revolve around Revival.
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