“Sailing Dietla” – live art

  • Time & Date 24.06.2018 / 13:00
  • Location Dietla St. [between Krakowska and Sebastiana sts.]
  • Original language PL / EN

    In Polish & English


We are happy to annouce our presence at the Dietla Street Festival this year. We will present performances and exhibitions.

For centuries, what is today Ulica Dietla was a tributary of the river Wisła, a defining feature of the city’s natural ecosystem that also served as a ready administrative divider between Kraków and Kazimierz. With the opening of Ulica Dietla in 1880, the formal division disappeared, and the two districts were joined into a single urban environment. As the river’s flow gave way to a traffic flow, Jews––who had never completely disappeared from central Kraków––began to relocate and expand their homes and businesses along and across Dietla, into the Stradom district and the Main Market Square. In contemporary Kraków, however, memory has been largely resegregated: Kazimierz is Kraków’s Jewish-designated space, and the rest is Polish. We at FestivALT believe this division is about as plausible as a boat sailing down a disappeared river — which is precisely what we will be doing as a durational performance work on Sunday, June 24th, on Dietla.


The events organized as part of "Open Dietla — Dietla Street Fest” are in partnership and with the support of: Ambasada Krakowian, The Board of Municipal Transport and Infrastructure in Krakow, The Krakow Forum of Culture, Junction Europe.


Our partners in 2018 edition are: Third Eye Photo Gallery Krakow. Leica Boutique. Fundacja Dialogu Obywatelskiego (The Foundation of Civic Dialogue), Młynek Cafe.

Financed by

Festivalt 2018's edition is possible thanks to the generous support of: The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's Grassroots Events program, Paideia – European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Asylum Arts, Amamamusi Hummus Restaurant.