Zofia Dworakowska – holds a Ph.D. in cultural studies; anthropologist of culture, theatre studies scholar, researcher of different forms of cultural participation, socially engaged art and issues connected with qualitative methodology. She is the Head of the Culture Animation specialization and the co-leader of the Theatre Pedagogy Postgraduate studies program, responsible for the curriculum of the specialization. She co-ordinated projects funded by LdV: HANDMADE – Culture animation: learning through practice (2008-2009); LOCALISE – Study trip as model of research, education and practice in vocational training in culture animation and community work. She was also the Polish co-ordinator of the DNA – Development of New Art (2009-2010) – a project funded by the European Union program Culture 2007-2013, 2014-2015: Residency: Developing a model of arts residency applied to civic engagement („Leonardo da Vinci”). As an expert she worked among others for: the Cultural Office of Warsaw City Council, the Polish Ministry of Culture and the Theatre Institute in Warsaw. She curated festivals: „Theatre in Public Space” (Warsaw, 2010), “ZWYKI – Folk Theatre Festival” (Warsaw, 2011, 2013), and the exhibition „Miasto w działaniu” (Art Inkubator, Łódź, 2014), the program „Mów za siebie” (Instytut Teatralny im. Z. Raszewskiego, 2014- 2016), the artistic residency of the Plattformer collective (Residency 2015). She has edited numerous books, inluding CZ/PL. Theatre after reconstruction (2008), Wolność w systemie zniewolenia. Rozmowy o polskiej kontrkulturze [Freedom in Times of Enslavement. Conversations about Polish Counterculture, edited together with Aldona Jawłowska, 2008], Creative Communities. Field Notes (edited together with Joanna Kubicka, 2012), and A thousand and one nights. The connections of Odin Teatret with Poland (2014).