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DAY 1// September 25th: Shaking the walls – project introduction and results

12:00-14:00 (Polish time: GMT+2)
Welcome lecture
Philip Parr (UK)
Presentation of Shaking the Walls project:
Andrej Harmečko (Czech Republic)
Patricia McBride (Ireland)
Gudmundur Thorvaldsson (Iceland)
Philip Parr (UK)
Anna Szynkaruk-Zgirska, Marta Nowicka  (Poland)

15:00 (Polish time: GMT+2)
De-Walling Freedom – outdoor performance on the walls of Gdansk theatre – recording

DAY 2// September 26th: Barriers in wide social and cultural contexts

10:30 – 11:10 (Polish time: GMT+2)
Art in the Time of Cholera
Recorded debate between Mary Ann DeVlieg (Italy) and Melba LaRose (USA)
Q&A with Mary Ann DeVlieg

11:20 – 12:40 (Polish time: GMT+2)
Małgorzata Bielenia, Ph.D. (Poland), Transformational rent as a barrier and imperfection of the institutional order
Karl Kvaran (France/ Iceland), World in progress
Emilia Sielicka, Damian Kowalczyk, Alicja Choma  (Poland) Digital exclusion as an example of social isolation – who should feel responsible to “shake the wall”?
Q&A with panelists

14:00-15:40 (Polish time: GMT+2)
Sławomir Stępski (Poland), Shaking Information and Language Barriers: Sign Languages, Deaf TV Shows and Deaf Broadcasters in Europe and Beyond
Hanna Kądziołka-Sabanty (Poland), Barriers within the professional career of mature workers
prof. Magdalena Bielenia-Grajewska (Poland) Linguistic barriers in the modern world. Different functions of metaphors in “wall discourse”
Katarzyna Szyszka (Poland), Brick after brick, we build the Wall: Pink Floyd’s vision of mental illness and alienation
Q&A with panelists

DAY 3// September 27th: Arts (theatre, performance, literature)

10:30 – 11:10 (Polish time: GMT+2)
Key note speaker: prof. Małgorzata Grzegorzewska (Poland): “The middle wall of partition”? Shakespeare on Love and Forgiveness.

11:20 – 12:40 (Polish time: GMT+2)
Anna Maria Cimitile, Ph.D. (Italy), Shakespeare and other trifles against the wall of indifference
Anna Kowalcze-Pawlik, Ph.D. (Poland) “Within This Wall of Flesh”: Embodying the Difference, Constructing the Self
Jakub Kądzielski (Poland), Shakespeare at war – to build or to destroy?
Q&A with panelists

14:00-14:50 (Polish time: GMT+2)
Izabela Morska, Ph.D. (Poland), Staging Her Grief: On “The Nymph Complaining for the Death of her Fawn” by Andrew Marvell
Iwona Kościelecka (Poland), Shaking the Avant-garde of the 1960s. Carolee Schneemann’s and Visual Pleasure Resistance
Q&A with panelists

15:00 – 15:30 (Polish time: GMT+2)
Case study – workshop presentation
Julia Collar | Collar & Cuffs Co – sensory theatre company (UK), Sensing Shakespeare: using sensory theatre to widen access and inclusion to Shakespeare’s life and works for early years children and people with complex needs.