Puto asks, Bendyk and Wielgosz answer

Meeting about the books „W Polsce, czyli wszędzie” and „Witajcie w cięższych czasach”

Biennale Warszawa invites everyone to a meeting focused on two important books: “Witajcie w cięższych czasach” by Przemysław Wielgosz published by Wydawnictwo RM and “W Polsce, czyli wszędzie” [“In Poland, so everywhere”] by Edwin Benedyk published by Wydawnictwo “Polityka”. Moderator: Kaja Puto.

“Witajcie w cięższych czasach” [Welcome to harder times] by Przemysław Wielgosz is not only another voice in the debate on contemporary times, but also an attempt to go beyond its boundaries. The Author indicates that the mainstream discourse has inclined dangerously in one direction, while convincing us that the time has come of strong authority and nationalism, that politics holding corporate profit above the needs of people and environment is the only rational option, and that in a country such as Poland there is no place for reproductive rights of women, and the only alternative to the PiS regime is the return to disgraced neoliberalism.

The book was published as part of the PERSPECTIVES series in which Wydawnictwo RM will collect publications with a critical penchant. The series will feature book focusing on socio-political issues in Poland and across the world post-1989.

“W Polsce, czyli wszędzie. Rzecz o upadku i przyszłości świata” [“In Poland, so everywhere. On the collapse and future of the world”] by Edwin Benedyk is a tale about the end of our world, and an attempt to reflect on what we can do when we see with increasing clarity the oncoming dusk of the civilizational model which we have been building for the last couple decades. It all starts with a dramatic question: will Poland survive until 2030, or will it repeat once again the scenario of decay and collapse? This book is a tale of Poland and the world that ends, and about the possibility of new and letter opening.

The meeting will be held in the Biennale Warszawa venue at 34/50 Marszałkowska Street. We encourage you to register via the available form. Participants will be registered on first come, first served basis. Due to the pandemic sanitary regime, the number of places is severely limited, so we would like to ask that only people certain they will attend register for the event. Thank you.

The meeting will be recorded and streamed on social media channels of Biennale and Wydawnictwo RM.

Books will be available for purchase at the venue.

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