The project “Creative Waves – Baltic Sisterhood for Change”, a cooperation between Intercult from Sweden, Euroregion Baltic and Baltic Sea Cultural Centre from Poland, Estonian Women’s Studies and Resource Centre (ENUT), and activists from Kaliningrad Oblast, has come to an end. With this project, we empowered women in the Baltic Sea Region by meeting traditional crafts, local traditions and customs etc. with the digital modern world and its demands for change.
The project final powerful event was in Gdansk, 25 – 27 September in Baltic Sea Cultural Centre and partially online. ”Talks to Empower” was a three-day series of meetings and accompanying events: presentations, shows and workshops that took place at the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre in Gdańsk. The programme was amazingly rich with lectures, workshops and panels from international experts – inspiring women.
The event kicked-off in Miasto Gdańsk with some amazingly inspiring warm-up micro-workshops, shows & discussion with artists and craftswomen from Pomorskie, Województwo Warmińsko Mazurskie and Sweden.
On September 26th, the morning session held in English is available online.
We discussed female entrepreneurship and the importance of building supportive environments We built a feeling of identity and belonging and we hope this is a start of a larger movement of empowering women in local communities and the broader the Baltic Sea region!
During ”Talks to Empower” with guests from four countries of the Baltic Region, we discussed, among others, female entrepreneurship and importance of building supportive environments. We focused on practical aspects of turning passion into profession and consider how to use sisterhood, empathy and solidarity to strengthen society. Traditionally female activities (e.g. embroidery, jewellery making, herbalism) and their role in community building will serve as a point of departure for our meetings.
You can download all the presentations (in Swedish and Polish) here:
Agnieszka Domańska & Magdalena Zakrzewska-Duda – NCK
Filcowanie – Włóczkowe rewolucje
Magda Leszczyna-Rzucidło – EUSBSR
CBSS Summer School Presentation
You can see the bios of the speakers here