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Krzysztof Lech Czyzewski

Professore a contratto

Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

Curriculum vitae

Practitioner of ideas. Animator of intercultural dialog. Archaeologist of memory. Poet, essayist. Editor, translator. Traveller. 

Graduate in Polish literature at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Initially closely related to the avant-garde theatre movements. One of the co-creators of the "Gardzienice" Theatre with which he worked from 1977 up to 1983.  

President of the "Borderland" Foundation and director of the Centre "Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations” he created in Sejny, Poland. In 2011 he initiated an International Center for Dialog in Krasnogruda near Sejny in the reconstructed manor house of once Czeslaw Milosz's family. 

Founder and editor-in-chief of the "Krasnogruda" magazine, devoted to Central and Eastern European cultures, art and literature. Editor of Borderland Publishing House, in charge of the series “Meridian” and “Neighbours”.

Coordinator of intercultural dialogue programs in Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, Indonesia, Bhutan and USA. Chairman of the Jury of the Irena Sendlerowa Prize (Warsaw) and a President of the Board of Eastern Partnership Congress of Culture (Lublin).


Author of: Path of the Borderland (Sitka-USA, 2001), Line of Return. Notes from the Borderland (2008), Ethos of the Borderland (Belgrade 2010), The Stranger-The Other-The Kin: A Conversation on the River Bank (Lviv-Kyiv 2010), and Miłosz. A Connective Tissue (2014). Co-author and editor of the books: Arvo Pärt – The Borderlander (2003), The Book of the Bridge (2006), Coexistence (2009), Trust and Identity. A Handbook of Dialogue (2011) and Miłosz-Dialogue-Borderland (2011).


Lecturer and speaker of the Academy of Fine Arts (Poznań), Warsaw University, Vilnius University, University of Michigan, New School University (New York), Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (Cracow), Salzburg Seminar, Center for Humanities at Lviv University, Ilia State University (Tbilisi), Harvard University, Berkeley University, Public Library (New York, Los Angeles, Toronto).


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