White Factory photo M. Kawczynski

Łódź has the biggest municipal forest in Europe, and there are 18 rivers in Łódź, although they seem invisible.  Restoration of water and green spaces which is now in progress is a multi-dimensional project: scientific, cultural, social and economic. One of the best examples are the activities undertaken in the Księży Młyn district, where the restoration of the Jasień river, which in the past was the catalyst and the driving force behind the Shceibler-Grohmann textile empire, is already becoming inspiration and catalyst for artists and a driving force for the creative district. It is also a fantastic example which shows how water can be used to draw attention to the city's heritage. This multi-level and multidimensional approach to the hidden rivers as well as research carried out also under the auspices of UNESCO, have given Łódź an important place in the centre of the European debate. The concept, management and application tool called Eco-hydrology was developed here at the Regional European Centre, now attracting students and practitioners from all over the world.

Member in Łódź, Poland

Łódź Art Center Łódź, Poland is the centre of art and culture located in a historic post-industrial complex. It has been operating since 2005. Unique surroundings of the old factory halls encourage all kinds of artistic projects, especially festivals: Łódź Design, Łódź Biennale and Fotofestiwal.

Apart from periodical events, Łódź Art Center stages individual exhibitions, and organises conferences and educational workshops. Moreover, the centre develops artistic and promotional projects in cooperation with other cultural institutions from Łódź and other Polish cities. In 2007, Łódź Art Center initiated efforts to win the title of the European Capital of Culture 2016 for the city of Łódź.


Łódź Art Center has been created by a group of young and dynamic culture animators, promotion experts and curators, who joined their forces to establish the image of Łódź as a modern and culture-friendly place.



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