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Urban Studies Team
Urban Studies Team is the youngest unit of the Institute of Polish Culture and was set up by the council of Faculty of Polish studies in June 2011 at the request of Roch Sulima, together with dr Igor Piotrowski and dr Włodzimierz Pessel. It responded to the need of cultural researches to pay attention to issues raised by other social and humanities disciplines. The idea of the Team of Urban Studies itself had grown spontaneously from the cross-disciplinary symposia cycle “Humanistyczne perspektywy badania miasta” [Urban Research Perspectives within the Humanities] organised from 2009, which resulted in plenty of publications in journals and popular magazines.
Measurable increase of social and academic interests in municipal problems, city planning, urbanism and local cities` tradition is crucial process, in which the Team inclines to participate, and is liable to discuss it systematically as well. Permanent members of the team come from three units of the Institute (lecturers and graduate students); they are followed by employees from other departments and external collaborators. In the study, referring to written materials forms the predominant feature of Team`s approach, however this resource is extended to the entire spectrum of semantic measures, that appear in contemporary culture.
Recently, the works of the Team focused on the realisation of the research grant „Topo-Grafie”; prof. Agnieszka Karpowicz and Piotr Kubkowski as a secretary presided over them. The main result of this research was a series of edited volumes devoted to the role of Warsaw and other cities, in Poland and all over the world, in creativity and life of a couple of especially urban-inclined writers (Miron Białoszewski, Leopold Tyrmand, Marek Hłasko, Tadeusz Konwicki). The publisher of the books is “Lampa i Iskra Boża”.
Additionally, the Urban Studies Team is responsible for conducting of the “Urban culture” specialization for MA students.
Members of the Urban Team:
Łukasz Bukowiecki, M.A. – Section for Contemporary Culture, Institute of Polish Culture
Sylwia Chutnik, M.A. – Section for Cultural History, Institute of Polish Culture
Marta Czemarmazowicz, M.A. – Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy od Sciences; member of „Teksty Drugie” editorial team
Agnieszka Karpowicz, Associate Professor – Section for Anthropology of the Word, Institute of Polish Culture
Adela Kobelska, Ph.D. – Institute for Literature, Faculty of Polish Studies
Piotr Kubkowski, Ph.D. – Section for Cultural History, Institute of Polish Culture
Katarzyna Kuzko-Zwierz, M.A. – Section for Contemporary Culture, Institute of Polish Culture
Mikołaj Madurowicz, Ph.D. – Institute of Social-Economic Geography University of Warsaw
Konrad Niciński, Ph.D. – Baltic Studies, Faculty of Polish Studies
Weronika Parfianowicz-Vertun, Ph.D. – Section for Cultural History, Institute of Polish Culture
Włodzimierz Karol Pessel, Ph.D. – Section for Contemporary Culture, Institute of Polish Culture (Head of Team)
Igor Piotrowski, Ph.D. – Section for Cultural History, Institute of Polish Culture
Kornelia Sobczak, M.A. – Section for Cultural History, Institute of Polish Culture
Clara Zgoła, M.A. – Section for Anthropology of the Word, Institute of Polish Culture; CRAL CNRS-EHESS (Paris)
Paweł Dunin-Wąsowicz – owner of the publishing house Wydawnictwo Lampa i Iskra Boża
Jarosław Kaczorowski – engineer, POSUL, Warsaw guide
Joanna Łojas, M.A. – photographer, cultural animator
Martyna Obarska, M.A. – Section for Cultural History, Institute of Polish Culture
Elżbieta Rybicka, Ph.D. – Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Studies, Jagiellonian University
Xawery Stańczyk, Ph.D.. – Section for Cultural History, Institute of Polish Culture
Izabela Tomczyk, Ph.D. – Humanities Departmet, University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, Warsaw
Roch Sulima, Professor Emeritus – SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Grażyna Szelągowska, Professor – Institute of History, University of Warsaw