Conference | OP ENHEIM
25, 26 of September 2021

– Place: Salon Herz, 5th floor
– Free entrance. Register:
– Idea and curator’s support: Kama Wróbel

Can art save the planet?

We invite you to OP ENHEIM to a conference on ecology and art. It will inaugurate a several-month-long project intended to establish how activists, managers of cultural institutions and artists can influence society in an era of ongoing climate change. Together, we will find out whether art and culture have the power to heal.

Recently, there has been a noticeable increase in initiatives devoted to ecology, the Anthropocene and the current or potential role of art and culture in formulating new good habits. However, do these events actually translate into building ecological awareness, good practices or social responsibility? And if so – to what extent? Are they still just a drop in the ocean of needs? What help can art offer?

In order to answer these questions, we have invited experts from Poland and Germany to OP ENHEIM, who will try to answer these questions as well as the eponymous one: Can art save the planet?

>> Free entrance. Register:



FIRST DAY | SATURDAY, 25.09.2021

What can art do for the climate? A few words about values.
Hosted by Aleksandra Jach
> Event in Polish

Every day is Earth Day. Good practices in pro-environmental activities in Poland and Germany.
Hosted by Ewa Chomicka (Muzeum POLIN, Muzea dla Klimatu)
Guests: Maria Świerżewska (Zachęta – Narodowa Galeria Sztuki), Alistair Alexander (Berlin Gallery Climate Coalition), Volkmar Umlauft (OP ENHEIM / Flowland), Werner Wiartalla (ufaFabrik, Berlin), Krzysztof Bielaszka (Strefa Kultury Wrocław)
> Event in English, with translation into Polish

14:00–15:00 | COFFEE BREAK

Little Sun
Hosted by Jana Stoltz (Little Sun, Studio Olafur Eliasson)
> Event in English, with translation into Polish

Webinar | Creative environment – how to create green city guide [ONLINE]
Hosted by Yasmine Ostendorf
> Event in English
> Register:
> Workshop will be held online

SECOND DAY | SUNDAY, 26.09.2021

Through art to a worldview. What can art do?
Guests: Agnieszka Bandura, Joanna Rajkowska, Magdalena Worłowska
Hosted by Agata Szydłowska
> Event in Polish

Warsztaty | Eco activism and various forms of artistic and cultural opposition
Hosted by Aoife Desmond
> Register:
> Limit: 20 participants
> Event in English, with translation into Polish

14:00-14:30 | COFFEE BREAK

Forest. Weaving together the human-non-human community
Guests: Alicja Patanowska, Agata Szydłowska, Małgorzata Gurowska
> Event in Polish

The Experimental Institute for Digital Ecology
Hosted by Joanna Murzyn
> Wydarzenie w j. polskim



30.09, 18:30
OP_Talks | The paradoxes we live by in the 21st century.
Hosted by Ewa Bińczyk
> Event in Polish
> Online event

OP_Talks | How global and how social should climate activism be?
Hosted by Luisa Neubauer


Can Art Save the Planet is a series of events addressing some of the challenges faced by art and culture in an era of ongoing climate change. The public programme consists of events introducing environment-related issues in a way that will enable the exchange of experiences between Poland and Germany. The programme concentrates on issues pertaining to art, culture and social responsibility. Good international practices are extremely important, because they can set a positive example and ensure the sustainability of our actions.

As part of the project, a series of podcasts and an online publication will be created.

The programme is conducted in cooperation with the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation as part of the project line “30 Years of the Treaty – 30 Years of the FPGC” carried out by Goethe Institute Krakow and the Municipality of Wrocław.

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Full schedule of program >>> LINK


Organizer: OP ENHEIM
Partners: Goethe Institut w Krakowie, Convivium Berlin e.V.
Co-organizers: Gmina Wrocław (, Fundacja Współpracy Polsko-Niemieckiej