HOTEL EUROPA is a safe space for dis­cus­sion of urgent mat­ters asso­ci­at­ed with the past, the present, and the future of Europe and its var­i­ous per­spec­tives, culture/cultures, pol­i­tics, cli­mate and more. Built on a col­lec­tive action, it exam­ines risks, chal­lenges and chances faced by indi­vid­u­als and entire com­mu­ni­ties. The HOTEL EUROPA pro­gram con­tains screen­ings, meet­ings, dis­cus­sions, con­certs and per­for­ma­tive elements.


The idea was born dur­ing a trip to North Mace­do­nia, when Szy­mon Stem­plews­ki found an aban­doned hotel called Hotel Europa and decid­ed to make it a start­ing point for a new sto­ry about cre­at­ing and shar­ing the Euro­pean iden­ti­ty. The project’s main goal is to define ques­tions and search for answers that could help us build a con­scious future in the face of increas­ing, unbal­anced devel­op­ment, cli­mate cri­sis and unre­strict­ed tech­nol­o­gy use.


The project debuted in Decem­ber 2019 with an event called HOTEL EUROPA PREVIEW, pre­pared in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Krzysztof Łukom­s­ki, that encom­passed meet­ings and film screen­ings on social sub­jects, and was lat­er planned to be a series of edu­ca­tion­al and art events accom­pa­ny­ing the 12th edi­tion of Short Waves Fes­ti­val. Due to the pan­dem­ic, the orga­niz­ers have decid­ed to refresh and extend the struc­ture of HOTEL EUROPA as a sep­a­rate year-round project led by The Foun­da­tion of Cul­tur­al Edu­ca­tion Ad Arte.


It was ini­ti­at­ed by a work­shop enti­tled “How to pre­pare inter­nal­ly for any­thing that may hap­pen: decol­o­niz­ing the future(s) – con­nec­tions and cracks” led by Agniesz­ka Bułacik and Ama­ka Ohia-Nowak. From 21st to 23rd August , Short Waves Fes­ti­val will be host­ing anoth­er five events, includ­ing one vital to its shap­ing – Intro: Hybrid – the post-pan­dem­ic future online +/- offline. The cumu­la­tion of HOTEL EUROPA’s activ­i­ties is going to take place in Octo­ber 2020 at Inku­ba­tor Kul­tu­ry Pireus. It is going to be a series of events on com­mu­ni­ca­tion, col­lab­o­ra­tion in the spir­it of fair play and con­struc­tive ways of shap­ing the future.


All HOTEL EUROPA events are free and some of them are going to be streamed online. We invite and encour­age you to inscribe your sto­ry into an open and friend­ly nar­ra­tive of HOTEL EUROPA.



17:00 (90’) | Hotel Europa Intro: Hybry­da — przyszłość po pan­demii online +/- offline/ Hotel Europa Intro: Hybrid — the post-pan­dem­ic future online +/- offline | Con­cor­dia Design | zapisy / reg­is­tra­tion | PL + EN

21:30 (60’) | Hotel Europa Extra: Sound per­for­mance: Coquet­ta / Ioana Vreme Moser | Con­cor­dia Design | dar­mowe wejś­ciów­ki / free tick­ets | EN

14:30 (90′+Q&A) | Hotel Europa: His­to­ryczne Utopie / Hotel Europa: His­tor­i­cal Utopias | Kino Muza | sala 2 | dar­mowe wejś­ciów­ki / free tick­ets | PL + EN

18:00 (90’+Q&A) | Hotel Europa: Stre­fa Granicz­na / Hotel Europa: Bor­der Zone | Kino Muza | sala 2 | dar­mowe wejś­ciów­ki / free tick­ets | PL + EN

12:00–16:00 | Hotel Europa Extra: Life in loops | TBA | zapisy / reg­is­tra­tion | PL + EN

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Check out offi­cial social media of Hotel Europa
Face­book | @HotelEuropaProjekt
Insta­gram | @hoteleuropa_adarte

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Media con­tact
Maria Trze­ci­ak |  Hotel Europa Coor­di­na­tor |
Karoli­na Cybul­s­ka | Hotel Europa media and com­mu­ni­ca­tion |

Fun­dac­ja Ad Arte / Hotelu Europa team: Daria Banasiewicz, Agniesz­ka Grześkowiak, Maria Horows­ka, Kris Łukom­s­ki, Szy­mon Stem­plews­ki, Marysia Trze­ci­ak, Emil Tybu­ra, Marysia Wolna

Mias­to Poz­nań, Fun­dac­ja Współpra­cy Pol­sko-Niemieck­iej, British Coun­cil.