The latest issue of “Biuro” magazine, conceived within the framework of the Common Aspirations Office programme, was devoted to cultural institutions.
This time the periodical, published by BWA Wrocław Galleries of Contemporary Art, had the form of a glossary consisting of over a hundred and twenty entries selected by a dozen or so people who had got on the train, travelled together and then spent two days in Wrocław arguing about key concerns for the future of the cultural community.
The work on the publication began in Polish National Railways’ conference coach. The journey was symbolic – it represented movement forward and change necessary in thinking about cultural institutions, their purpose, accessibility, visibility and involvement in public matters, flexible forms and models of financing, acting and reacting to challenges that the cultural sector is facing: precarity, exclusion, crisis of authority, cultural education, and finally – necessity to adopt a responsible position on the threat of global climate change and its catastrophic consequences. Those were the subject matters discussed by the participants during the train journey.
The glossary resulting from the discussion includes a catalogue of observations on the state of affairs, as well as suggestions for its change. It also features practical advice, guidelines and points for reflection aimed at all those interested in organizing and running events connected with art.
The publication (in Polish) is distributed free of charge. For more detail, visit: