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.
2011 he initiated an International Center for Dialog in Krasnogruda
near Sejny in the reconstructed manor house of once Czeslaw
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
Coordinator of intercultural dialogue
programs in Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, Indonesia, Bhutan and
Chairman of the
Jury of the Irena Sendlerowa Prize (Warsaw) and a President of the
Board of Eastern Partnership Congress of Culture
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
(2009), Trust and Identity.
A Handbook of Dialogue (2011) and Miłosz-Dialogue-Borderland
Lecturer and speaker of the
Academy of Fine Arts (Poznań), Warsaw University, Vilnius
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,