WarSAW: Go & Explore is an initiative started by students of the American Studies Center and the Volunteer Centre of the University of Warsaw. This project has been created for those who look for inspiration, would like to get to know Warsaw even better but not necessarily want to read tourist guides.

For whom?

Perhaps due to the pandemic you have been stuck at home or lacked energy to go out? Or maybe you just didn’t know where to go? It doesn’t matter if you just came to Warsaw for a student exchange, you are a first year student or you have already been living in Warsaw for a while but still feel like you don’t know the city well enough, WarSAW: Go & Explore is here for you!

You know what they say— New Year, New Me! So join us and explore Warsaw’s districts from a local perspective. Beginning of the New Year is always a good time for changes, new ideas and new experiences. That’s why we encourage you to go outside and explore all places you didn’t know that Warsaw has to offer. Walks combined with sightseeing are a perfect solution to clear your head, take a break from your responsibilities or just another idea to spend time with friends and family.

Join us!

WarSAW: Go & Explore is an initiative that you can participate in as well— all you have to do is add your ideas, favorite places and recommendations for future walks in the comments under a post about a certain district.

Let’s be honest, this pandemic has given us a hard time and we all have felt that. That’s why we want to motivate you to discover new places, take your close ones and make plans to try out new food as soon as restaurants will open again!

So what’s the plan?

Every two days, on the event site we will upload a post presenting one of Warsaw’s districts prepared by one of our team members. The selection of places is rather subjective and shows how different a perception of a certain space, that not everyone might consider interesting, can be. We hope that thanks to our project you will discover new murals, buildings, and cafes not mentioned in regular tourist guides, which are an integral part of the city we all live in, and therefore, feel more at home in Warsaw.

Join the Facebook event to stay updated and start exploring Warsaw with us!

You can also check this interactive map with recommended places:

… but safety first!

Please remember to follow current COVID-19 restrictions and take care of your safety! Stay home if you feel sick and postpone the exploration for better times, if necessary.

The event is organized by students of the American Studies Center in cooperation with the Volunteer Center of the University of Warsaw as part of Practical Project: Multicultural Volunteering at UW, which constitutes a part of the Master’s program, co-funded by the The University’s Integrated Development Programme (ZIP).

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 21, 2021 at 4:45pm, Online; Refugees and Racial Capitalism: What “Integration” in the US Labor Market Means?

January 20, 2021

This talk by Elizabeth Cullen Dunn focuses on the situation of refugees during the COVID-19 epidemic, by discussing the example of the American meatpacking industry, which relies heavily on refugees resettled by the US Department of State.

Year 2020/2021

January 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., Online; Weird Space Junkies: Speculations on the Psychedelic

January 20, 2021

In this lecture, Jędrzej Burszta proposes to examine the cultural history of psychedelic science fiction in the United States, focusing on the legacy of the 1960s New Wave movement.

American Studies Colloquium Series

January 28, 2021 at 4:45pm, Online; Cyberfeminism, an Orthodox Version in North America: Social Media as a Counterpublic Transformative Space of Religiosity

January 19, 2021

Our next guest, Jessica Roda from Georgetown University will give a talk on the usage of social media by ultra-Orthodox women, as a tool for the development of cyberfeminism(s) in the transformative counterpublic space reinforcing religious norms and authority.

Year 2020/2021

January 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m., Online; The Ur-Savage: The Anthropological Horror of Green Inferno and Bone Tomahawk

January 18, 2021

This lecture aims to elaborate on the problem of presenting indigenous people as a threat in current horror cinema, and to analyze it through the lenses of growing racist and far-right ideologies in the USA.

News

Festival “Imagining the Future” – call for proposals

January 14, 2021

Students and the university staff of the University of Warsaw are invited to take part in Festival “Imagining the Future” at the Sorbonne University, which focuses on issues of coexistence of humans and the environment.