Earlier this year researchers of the Faculty of Sociology of Wrocław University presented the results of the 2017 Social Diagnosis of Wrocław – the most recent edition of the annual survey of the quality of life in Wrocław, which is carried out with the support of the municipal authorities. During the series of three debates at Wrocław Contemporary Museum we are looking at a selection of problems raised by the diagnosis in order to discuss the current condition of the city.
The 2017 edition of the survey was conducted at a special time. First, a number of large events (European Capital of Culture 2016, The World Games 2017) came to an end, which have brought much experience worth analysing critically. Second, over the course of work on the new strategy for the city it turned out that the idea of “Wrocław – the meeting place” was exhausted, and the inhabitants are expecting a new tale of the city. Finally, we are currently witnessing a significant increase in the number of immigrants from the east, which, when coupled with the self-attributed stereotype of a tolerant and open city and the increasingly radical political narrative, poses real challenges connected with multiculturalism to the local urban community and its leaders.
The second debate focuses on the subject of migrants in our city. According to the survey 80 per cent of Wrocław dwellers agree that their arrival is a positive phenomenon. However, when the researchers asked about the influx of Ukrainians, the largest national minority in Wrocław, only half of the respondents expressed positive feelings.
During the meeting co-authors of the diagnosis will present the results of the Social Diagnosis of Wrocław 2017. Their conclusions will become the starting point for posing questions about our attitude to “Others”, the perception of ethnic diversity, the sense of safety, the image of the city and its multiculturalism.
Dr Kamilla Dolińska
co-author of the Diagnosis, Faculty of Sociology of Wrocław University
Dr Julita Makaro
co-author of the Diagnosis, Faculty of Sociology of Wrocław University
Sergii Kulchevych
cultural educator, graduate of International Solomon University in Kiev, Ukraine, student of Cultural Studies at Wrocław University
Manuela Pliżga-Jonarska
coordinator of intercultural dialogue, Wrocław Centre for Social Development
Joanna Synowiec
cultural animator, curator of the Tajsa project at BWA Tarnów, member of the Nomada Association, maker of the installation Door Phone at Wrocław Contemporary Museum (>>>).
Date of the final meeting
devoted to Social Diagnosis of Wrocław 2017
24.5.18 (Thursday), 6 PM
More information about the Social Diagnosis of Wrocław 2017