Practitioner of ideas, writer, philosopher, culture animator, theatre director, editor. Co-founder and president of the Borderland Foundation (1990) and director of the Centre “Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations” in Sejny.Among his books of poetry and essays are: The Path of the Borderland (2001), Line of Return (2008), Trust & Identity: A Handbook of Dialog (2011), Miłosz – Dialog – Borderland (2013), Miłosz. A Connective Tissue (2014), The Krasnogruda Bridge. A Bridge-Builder’s Toolkit (2016), and A Small Center of the World. Notes of the Practitioner of Ides (2017). Initiator of intercultural dialogue programs in Europe, Caucasus, Israel, Central Asia, Indonesia, Bhutan and USA. Teacher and lecturer – from 2015 a visiting professor of Rutgers University and University of Bologna. Ambassador of European Year of Intercultural Dialog (2008, Brussels), laureate of Dan David Prize 2014 and Irena Sendlerowa Prize 2015.
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