Barbara Surmacz-Dobrowolska

Coordinator of the project “Common Space – participatory spatial planning in local communities”. MA in cultural studies at the University of Silesia and art.

In 1995-2000 associated with the Student Radio “Żak” at the Lodz University of Technology. Her publications related to culture and film appeared in “Opcje” (2001, 2003), “Obywatel” (2003-2008) and “ArtPapierze” (2008-2012). Since 2003, she has been associated with the University of Silesia in Katowice. Advisor, apprentice and trainer in the field of financing projects and comprehensive implementation of projects co-financed from external funds, in particular structural funds, EEA and Norwegian funds. Specializes in revitalization and educational projects. In 2017, she established an informal group MAMBA, whose aim is to conduct activities to improve the aesthetics and functionality of public space, and education in the field of participation, sustainable development and universal design. She also runs classes for children and youth in the field of media culture and design thinking. In her free time, she paints and creates collages inspired by the urban space, mainly for children.