The risk to make Wrocław residents heroes of their own history

'Many capitals of culture have fantastically engaged their inhabitants in various projects, but great events were reserved for stars and foreign companies bringing events. Wrocław was not afraid to take the risk to make Wrocław residents heroes of their own history. We should be very proud of it.' Chris Baldwin

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Article in Polish Language in Tygodnik Wrocław for the work in Wroclaw 2016

'During my two-year stay in Wrocław, I wanted to establish a dialogue with the city that would define the nature of my work. My ambition was to create monumental projects that will be the milestones of the European Capital of Culture year. I thought it would be wonderful to do something that hasn't happened in any of the earlier capitals of culture. And this is the great success of the Wrocław ECoC - placing the voices of Wrocław residents at the center of the greatest events.

Many capitals of culture have engaged their inhabitants in various projects, but great events were reserved for stars and foreign companies. Wrocław was not afraid to take the risk of making Wrocław residents the heroes of their own history. We should be very proud of it. Over the course of this year, Wrocław has made it clear that culture can no longer be viewed as something that one group of people prepares to make the other an observer, or even a participant. The inhabitants of Wrocław proved that they want to create it themselves. They can enter into a dialogue with professional artists to create together. Wrocław is a very complex city with a complicated heritage, you have to look for beauty in it. The entire "Flow Quartet" was just a celebration of the beauty of Wrocław. Each of the four events was necessary to get to the next one.'

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