18 10 2017
12 things you will learn about Katowice culture thanks to Medialab research
Only a few years ago, no one would have conceived a thought of Katowice becoming a city associated with culture. In 2015, however, following a brief yet intensive period of investment in cultural infrastructure and cultural events, Katowice joined the exclusive international group of UNESCO Creative Cities. Has the city undergone a true cultural revolution? Is Katowice’s current en-vogue status just a passing fad or could it be a herald of major changes in the city centre? In order to find out, we teamed up with cultural researchers, designers, programmers and analysts to study responses given by 3633 participants in over a dozen local events, and analyse tens of thousands of posts published in social media and web-based information services. What we present below is a 12-point list of things to look out for in the exhibition and report summarising our project.