Aleksandra ZIŃCZUK

Department she prefers to invest in her self-development rather than in a bank account with a credit. This is why recently she decided to try her hand at freelancing. She is an intellectual nomad by choice. She feels a need to create new methods of cooperation and multdisciplinary connections. She writes and organizers/coordinates/participates in workshops, study visits and trainings, such as the Flying University of Spoken History, 10th Edition of the School of Leaders, intercultural think tank "Investing in Culture". She holds an MA and PhD in Polish Studies from Maria Curie Sklodowska University. She has initiated and led many transborder, local and nationwide projects, such as "Reconciliation through difficult memory". She is an instructor, author, editor of publications dealing with spoken history, multiethnic border territories, culture animation and art as well as literary studies. Between 2006-2013, she worked at the Grodzka Gate- NN Theatre Centre as education specialist and coordinator. She works with various entities in Poland and abroad. She was active in the European Capital of Culture 2016 team, and she worked with them on issues of memory and anticipation. She also worked on Eastern Partnership Culture Congreee (2013, 2015). Over the years, she has founded and worked for many ngos (Grupa Mowa żywa - eng. Live Speech Group, Stowarzysznie Panorama Kultur - eng. Panorama of Cultures Association, Stowarzyszenie Festiwal Brunona Shulza - Bruno Schulz Festival Association). Awards and honours: She won the cultural award for young artists Żurawie (2010), received scholarship from Adam Mickiewicz Institute and from Oral History Association in 2011. She also received scholarshps from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2013) and The Mayor of Lublin (2015).