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9th April 2021No Comments

The Intergenerational City Patrol podcast

Intergenerational Urban Patrol is a performative group of Warsaw residents who have come together to use artistic language to address the current social and political situation in Warsaw, Poland and the world. Common practices of mindfulness, improvisation, experiences, workshops with experts in the process of regular meetings led the collective to create a 4-episode podcast about a city as extraordinary as never before and as extraordinary as always.

The Intergenerational City Patrol podcast is the result of a 2-month online workshop during Pandemic (in the months of March to May 2020). It is written by members and writers of the Intergenerational Urban Patrol.

Trailer of the podcast below (audio recorded in polish):

Full podcast accessible via: Anchor, Spotify, YouTube.

9th April 2021No Comments

EoC-Care Day 17-personal spinoff

Dear Reader.

Care Day 17 report.

On popular demand, here the March song by Gringi.

"Pawns", 06:46


As far as the Small Stories go, here and today we thereby move to

the second part of this glossy edition of the novelette. Q&/A section.

A question from the readers on publishing options, answered by your humble Translator.

And a comment and a present from Sputnik. Kajtek.

The Q's to the Writer have to be translated forth and back into and from

the local language, please bear with us, A's are coming soon.

Even the dwarfs started small and we will all grow up to the task.


Have fun listening and reading.

Love and care.


9th April 2021No Comments

News from the cracked fields #1

While we continue our research on the mapping of new ways of learning and after contacting the initiatives that we were mapping for several months, we are using this blog to present news from our #research_fields.

The first two initiatives are #FAC_Research from #Athens and #City_Detectives from #Istanbul.

FAC Research is a community-based research centre in #Athens (and beyond) staging a collective exit from neoliberal academia, nourishing the autonomous roots of #feminisms. The Feminist Autonomous Centre for Research (FAC Research) is a #space_for_learning, #reflection, #collaboration, #support, #exchange, #knowledge_production, #political_interventions, and #trouble_making. 

City Detectives (Şehir Dedektifi) is an initiative based in #Istanbul,focuses on the child's #right_to_live in a healthy and safe environment; it is a #civic_initiative that observes, documents and produces games that #children communicate with the city and #cities_with_children.

As we start to share the details of our #discussions and #shared_learning, we encourage you to follow the initiatives’ projects and news here:

  • FAC Research’s annual membership drive starts on April 1 2021, but you can join them anytime. Learn more about how to become a member of FAC research here
  • In collaboration with partner organisations comprising the participatory action research project BRIDGES: Building Inclusive Societies: Diversifying Knowledge and Tackling Discrimination through Civil Society Participation in Universities, FAC Research created an open access resource that provides antiracist feminist strategies for addressing and dismantling structures of exclusion in University curricula and classrooms. You can check the Tool Kit here!
  • The Workshop on Children in Public Transport developed by the City Detectives aims to bring together the experiences and ideas of different stakeholders to answer questions and develop solutions regarding discovery transportation, accessible transportation, safe transportation and ecological transportation sessions. Child Rights Monitoring Studies on the theme of Children in Public Transport realized with the EU support program, will be implemented with the outputs of this workshop.

We will be sharing more news of the initiatives to enlarge the network that focuses on #education in relation to #art, #urbanism and #activism! Stay in touch with us for more updates and events, join our Telegram group called crackedfields and be a part of our network!




9th April 2021No Comments

EoC-Care Day 18-personal spinoff

Dear reader.

All the seeds are in the ground, soon the baby plants will be

transplanted into the garden. And apricot tree is post blossoming

and already has fruit things proudly growing.

In our Small Stories for Everycareday , here the Q&/A slow start.

As we was somehow expecting, one of the first questions is

concerning "prototype o'clock".


Love and care.


25th March 20212 Comments

On the mapping of new ways of learning

As we started our journey with the search for new ways of learning, we have been #mapping our way through our fields of #education in relation to #art, #urbanism, and #social_justice from various cities located mainly in Greece, Spain, Moldova, Turkey but also looking around our #edges for more. In these last weeks of winter, we have been taking turns, twice a week, presenting our proposals of initiatives in their historical, political, and economical context, and finding out the common points in these different formations.

We have mapped and discussed 31 initiatives so far and have proceeded to actually put them on a map via the different #classifications we assigned to them through our research. We asked each other things like: “What are the topics that are ignored in our countries? Is there a way of engaging with our #environment more physically while we learn things? Are there different ways of perceiving one topic? Do we learn how to discuss in our schools? Can art facilitate learning while expressing through it?”

We are now building a methodology based on consensus between us, proposing to each other, being inspired by other member’s choices that move us as individuals and as a group to look at different corners of our fields of interest, knowledge, filters, bubbles and experiences.

We will be continuing to share our thoughts and steps of this journey so we can transform our research into the production of an online platform of video interviews with these initiatives and materials from our #mapping.

Join us in #learning_through_our_cracks across our borders!


25th March 2021No Comments

EoC-Care Day 16-personal spinoff

Dear Reader.

Care Day 16 and the Small Stories deadline 16.

Here we come to the point  where the Author suggests

that the narrative rounds up and this edition possibly ends.

A "novelette", 170 pages, translated, illustrated and handwritten.

But, what about my personal weekly Care Day spinoff? What do I do next week?

My Care Days will be going till 01.07.2021. Fourteen more deadlines to go!

Then, from the ultimate Reader/Editor, which could not accept the fact

that all the good things end, suddenly came the proposal on how to continue

my Care Day deadline process: Q&/A !!! (page 171)

So, have fun reading and send me questions please!


love and care.



16th March 2021No Comments

EoC-Care Day 15-personal spinoff

Dear reader.

Care Day 15 it was.

We just came to the half way point in our research into self-care and

the "deadlines" as the concrete markers in our care-progress.

And the Small Stories collection is in need of rounding up

of the narrative structure. For now.

Therefore today the first part of the local Astronomer Anonymous (AA) meeting.

The immense cosmic danger is lurking over our Island, is there a solution?


Have fun reading.

Love and care.


16th March 2021No Comments

Scenarios for the Future – online theatrical workshops

Imagine that work is a person. What do you want to ask her?


What does work actually stand for? 

What does the slogan „working” mean?

Will you occupy my days and give me sleepless nights?

What part of you is really true?

What are your plans towards me?

Do I need you for a happy/satisfying life?

How can I make it up with you?

Will you take my life from me?

Will you destroy me as a human?

Will I be content with you?

What good do you have for me?

Is it possible to go crazy with you?

Do you want to help or hinder me?

What exactly are you?

Will we work well together?

Do I have to get up so early for you?

Will you satisfy me?

Does spending half of life with you have to most often be associated with weaker contact between loved ones and lack of time for them?

Does my attitude to you change with time?

This is one of the tasks that we performed during the "Scenarios of the Future" workshops for young people about work and working. The job category is a common aspect of life for most of us. “Future scenarios” are designed to recognize, explore and tame it. During the process we consider what it means to work in the 21st century. We create space for the exchange of work-related experiences. We consider our beliefs and values ​​that we hear at home.

What is being said about working in your immediate vicinity? What is the role of work in human life? How will the future work look like? How do you see yourself at work after school, after college? And if not work, then what?

We analyze these and many other questions through various theatrical tools such as voice, text, body, sound, space, object and movement. We look at ourselves, discover or deepen our potential and skills both from our’s and the group’s perspective . With the participants we want to analyze the notion of work to gain a more complex view than what is based on experiences from home, close environment and the media. We want to expand this picture and encourage people to make choices based on their values, needs and resources, and to think boldly about themselves and their future. 

During the lockdown we invited high school classes to online workshops. We continued to use the tools of theater and performance, but in a different way, through the medium of the screen and web applications, which allowed us to engage young people in discussion, reflection and action. Despite the online live contact, we managed to establish relationships and creatively and actively develop the category of "work".



8th March 2021No Comments

EoC-Care Day 14-personal spinoff

Dear reader.

Care Day 14 it is and a new Small Story for Every-Care-Day here it comes.

Self-hypnotic-self-care and going strong.

A gang of best friends spending summertime in the newly renovated local bar.

They drink, eat and tell stories. A new music band arrived to the island, ready

to make its entrance to the local music scene.

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Have fun, love and care.


8th March 2021No Comments

EoC-Care Day 13-personal spinoff

Dear reader.

We start the report on Care Day 13 with the set of morning images from ArtfarmP2.

Early fog, spider web with eyes wide open looking at the almond tree in full blossom.

Further, the Fembruary Care Day contribution from Gringi ("our man on the barricades" ), this time a melodramatic one, to quote the artists own words.



And in the new Small Story, to start with, the almost-hero has an interesting religious experience under the "kopolian" church clock tower. Later, after refreshing in his home, the dreaded dentist visit and encounter with local philosopher take us further into the wonderful world of the Island of Loose Ends..

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Have fun.

Love and care.