Krzysztof Czyżewski


Social activist, theater producer; founder/director of the Borderland Foundation, Sejny, Poland

An Invisible Bridge

Krzysztof Czyżewski is a practitioner of ideas, writer, philosopher, culture animator, theatre director, editor; co-founder and president of the Borderland Foundation (1990) and director of the Borderland of Arts, Cultures and Nations Center 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) and Miłosz. A Connective Tissue (2014), and The Krasnogruda Bridge. A Bridge-Builder’s Toolkit (2016).

He coordinates intercultural dialogue programs in Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, Indonesia, Bhutan and USA. From 2015 he is a visiting professor of Rutgers University and University of Bologna. His recent theatre productions include “Three Women. Metamorphosis of the Medea’s Myth in Ovid and Picasso” (2014) and “The Mystery of the Bridge” (2015).

He is a laureate of Dan David Prize 2014 and Irena Sendlerowa Prize 2015.


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