Little Academy of Design

A different City


The 4th of October 2014 – the Little Academy of Design held a walk around the city form the perspective of a disabled person. Led by Mateusz Urbański and Katarzyna Cebulak. A topic obvious in the context of ‘a city for people’, but only in theory. To fully understand what a today’s city is for a disabled person, it must be some way experienced personally, even just accompanying the person in a walk. Więcej

‘City of Art’ – old is also good!


The 28th of September 2014 – the Little Academy of Design organized a walk around the Slowacki Housing Estate (designed by Oscar Hansen) and Mickiewicz Housing Estate in search of …art. These are unique, old estates filled with sculptures and friendly public spaces. Więcej

Kochanowski Square mulded by children


The 19th of September 2014 – workshops by Paulina Zarębska-Denysiuk and Anna Wojewódka as part of the Little Academy of Design. A space ‘for people’ is a space for children as well. How do they see the square for themselves?

‘Frozen cities’ walking tour

The 14th of September 2014 –  a walking tour, organized as part of ‘The Little Academy of Design’, with Isabela Pastuszka. The walk was intended to check if ‘Gehl thinking’ is utilized in the center of Lublin. Iza first familiarized the participants with the selected issues of Jan Gehl’s theories, and then during the tour she pointed out the shortcomings of our public spaces and showed how, with small changes, it’s possible to get accustomed with it and make it friendly.

Downtown – ‘Little Adacemy of Design’s site inspection

Zamrozone Centra Kurier

he 14th of September 2014 – a walking visit of The Little Academy of Design in Lublin’s downtown, in the article by Małgorzata Domagała and Michał Jackowski. ‘There’s not to much room for us here. The city Officials see us as worse. They do everything for drivers and little for pedestrians – Ms Magda says. On a sunny sunday afternoon about twenty people went for a walk around the center of Lublin. The tour was guided by Izabela Pastuszko, an art historian. ‘The idea is to stimulate thinking about the city’


‘Who is Jan Gehl’ – Start of the Little Academy of Design at the Royal Tribunal

Councillor Zbigniew Jurkowski during the experiment by Marcin Skrzypek. Photo by Hubert Mącik

The 11th of September 2014 – a presentation entitled ‘Who is Jan Gehl’ made by Marcin Skrzypek, inauguration the Little Academy of Design by the Lublin Society of Encouragement of Fine Arts ‘Zachęta’ at the Royal Tribunal – as well as a provocative, another opening of the Year of Jan Gehl.

A slide from the presentation by Marcin Skrzypek. Photo by Hubert Mącik


The Year of Jan Gehl in Lviv

Festiwal Partnerstwa logo
This year the Festival’s logo perfectly fits to the idea of culture of space and ‘cities for people’

The 9th of September 2014 – Third Festival of Ukrainian-Polish Partnership (september 2013) included presentations and workshops run by Jan Kamiński and Marcin Skrzypek concerning the culture of space, urban movements and of course everything related to the Year Of Jan Gehl.

‘The game of space’ – Marcin Skrzypek’s workshop in the headquarters of Pro Mova. Photo by Jan Kamiński


Announcement of the ‘Little Academy of Design’

scisle centrum

The 9th of September 2014 – the scene of The Year of Jan Gehl is being entered by the ‘Little Academy of Design’ (Mała Akademia Designu) – an educational project created by Paulina Zarębska-Denysiuk and Anna Wojewódka, as a part of actions of Lublin Society of Encouragment of Fine Arts ‘Zachęta’. The Accademy was started with an article by Małgorzata Szlachetka in Kurier Lubelski newspaper, with such an up to date topic of quality (or the lack of it) of public spaces, which affects the presence (or absence) of residents and ultimately the economic success (or failure) of these places.

Mosaics are also ‘for people’ :-)


The 6th of September 2014 – mosaic-making workshops, as a part of Mała Akademia Designu (Little Academy of Desgin). Activities that could take place on art lessons gain a special meaning in city enviroment, especially on Słowacki housing estate, which was originally filled with various mosaics. This becomes a fun of playing with public art and a lesson of recognizing beaty surrounding us.