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Krzysztof INGARDEN, Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts
Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Kraków Technical University (PK) in 1982, doctorate in 1987. Holder of a doctoral internship at School of Art & Design, University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 1983–1985. In 1984–1985, worked at the atelier of Arata Isozaki in Tokyo, in 1987 – at J.S.Polshek & Partners in New York. Co-founder of JET Atelier (1991–2009) and Ingarden & Ewý Architekci (from 1998) managed together with Jacek Ewý. Since 2003, has lectured at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts of Kraków College (KAAFM) and was its Deputy Dean in 2003-2011, since 2010 foreign examiner at the Faculty of Architecture at Dundee University (UK). Since 2002, the Honorary Consul of Japan in Kraków.
His major works include: the ICE Conference Center in Kraków, Garden of Art in Kraków, Polish Pavilion at EXPO 2005 in Aichi, Japan and the Polish Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
Urszula CHOWANIEC, Lecturer
Urszula Chowaniec, PhD. is a professor at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University and a researcher at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London. She teaches contemporary literature, rhetoric, popular culture and the history of cinema and literary film adaptation. She is the author of a monograph – Melancholic Migrating Bodies in Contemporary Women’s Writing (2015) and W poszukiwaniu Kobiety: O wczesnych powieściach Ireny Krzywickiej (Kraków 2007). She also edited and contributed to Women’s Voices and Feminism in Polish Cultural Memory (2012), Mapping Experience on Polish and Russian Women’s Writing (2010) and others.
Michał JASIEŃSKI, Lecturer
Graduated from the Jagiellonian (MSc) and Harvard University (PhD). Associate Professor and former dean at Nowy Sacz Business School – National-Louis University, where he created the Center for Innovatics. Lectured in Denmark, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Turkey and USA and in many Polish organizations. Senior researcher in a 4-year EU-funded project on business model innovation. Has published over 50 research papers and essays which have appeared in leading academic journals and in Polish periodicals. Co-founder of the “Salus Publica” Foundation and secretary of the “Kyoto-Kraków” Foundation.