Paper presented at MeCCSA 2023 conference: Rhizome of Solidarity

  • Kosmala, K. (Speaker)
  • Roman Sebastyanski (Speaker)
  • Afelt Waldemar (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


The example of the bottom up activism praxis associated with the regeneration of former Gdansk Shipyard illustrates the dynamics of rhizomatic solidarity organized in public spaces around different desires. The process has had emancipatory outcome for the local citizens, resisting the policy concerning the spatial planning practice. In effect, the key policy change for enlisting the remnants of the shipyard area at the national heritage registry was introduced in 2018. Subsequently, in February 2020, the Polish government submitted the application to UNESCO to inscribe the historical Gdansk Shipyard on the World Heritage List.
Period4 Sept 20236 Sept 2023
Event titleMeCCSA2023: Connected Futures?
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow Show on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • rhizome
  • solidarity movement
  • participatory action research
  • participatory arts
  • participatory media
  • heritage activation