with international PhD colloquium and workshop 7-9th October 2015, Lodz, Poland

Industrial Lodz Trip

On the second day of the conference (08.10.2015) You are invited to visit the mysterious and intriguing city of Łódź. This will be an attempt to show you Łódź, not only from the academic point of view. During the tour we would like to show you:
  • „Księży Młyn” („Priest’s Mill”) - an immensely atmospheric place and the most precious complex of city’s monuments as well. The name Księży Młyn derives from a water mill constructed on the Jasień River in the 15th century that belonged to a priest. In the 19th century, Karol Wilhelm Scheibler changed this place forever. He developed the textile company, which was one of the largest in Europe at that time. He built a type of self-sufficient city inside the city. Księży Młyn is composed of factory building, hospital, houses for workers, shops, a fire brigade depot, a housing estate, mansions of the owners. This impressive worker town of red brick, extending between the streets Tymieckiego, Przędzalniana, Fabryczna and Kilińskiego, has survived to this day.
  • Renovated Herbst Palace – inextricably linked with the family history of Herbsts and Scheiblers and Księży Młyn as well.  Edward Herbst’s Neo-Renaissance villa was probably built in the years 1875-1877.  Karol Scheibler’s daughter and her husband Edward Herbst lived there. In the 70 –ties 19th century the Museum of Art in Łódź took over the villa but there was no proper documentation and equipment. In fact, there are few original furnishings left in the museum. However, palace interiors have been meticulously complemented by furniture and equipment referring to that era and tenants’ status in order to feel the atmosphere of those times. Near the palace there is a garden full of walking paths, arbors, alleys with imposing sculptures and central fountain. 
  • Israel K. Poznański Palace – called the  "Łódź Louvre". It is the largest manufacturer’s residence from the 19th century in Poland. The palace is now home to the Museum of the City of Łódź, in which you can become familiar with the history and culture of the 19th century industrial metropolis. You can also be acquainted with the exhibition „Panteon Wielkich Łodzian” („The Pantheon of the Famous Citizens of the City of Łódź”), which presents the profiles of prominent artists associated with the city (Wł. Reymont, J. Kosiński, K. Dedecius, J. Tuwim and A. Tansman) as well as with the world’s only music gallery dedicated to A. Rubinstein. The last place we offer you to visit is Piotrkowska Street, which is the heart and visiting card of this industrial city. From the beginning, this street was a central axis, around which Łódź expanded. Initially, the street was mainly a communication route, but with time it became a center of entertainment and commerce. Currently, there are many pubs and restaurants  situated along the longest pedestrian street in Poland (4,2 km), in addition to shops.  Walking down Piotrowaka Street you will also see monuments of, for example Trzej Fabrykanci (Three Manufacturers), Ławeczka J. Tuwima (Tuwim’s Bench) or Pomnik Łodzian Przełomu Tysiącleci (Monument of Citizens of Łódź at the Turn of the Millenium) – 12 859 blocks with engraved names and facades of beautiful tenement buildings.

Light.Move.Festival Trip

During the third day of the conference (09.10.2015) You are cordially invited to attend “Kinetic Art Festival of Light Light. Move. Festival” one of the largest open-air events in Poland. This is an unusual event, which aims to show the new value of altered by light urban spaces. You will admire light show, illuminated by lights big tenement buildings, large-format projections, including audiovisual show with the use of 2D and 3D mapping and light installations as well. Modern audiovisual technologies will bring out the beauty of architecture and present a completely new image of this post-industrial city. Concerts in extraordinary arrangements will certainly enrich the Kinetic Art Festival of Light on Piotrkowska Street. 

Żelazowa Wola – the birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin Trip

On the fourth day (10.10.2015) You are offered to participate in a day trip to Żelazowa Wola, where Fryderyk Chopin was born (the greatest Polish composer and pianist who lived in the years 1810-1849). Żelazowa Wola – a village located approximately 98 km from Łódz. There is a museum –the Birthplace of Fryderyk Chopin and Park in Żelazowa Wola.  The museum is housed in reconstructed Fryderyk Chopin’s birth house from about 1800. In 6 rooms there are currently items collected from that era, pieces of furniture, instruments and paintings from Chopin’s family house. The atmosphere of composer’s humble family manor was recreated because the placement of furnishings during Chopin’s lifetime is unfamiliar to us. Inside the manor a mother’s room has been arranged –Fryderyk’s birthplace, a room with fireplace – former kitchen, a music parlour – father’s room, a children’s room and a dining room. The building is located in a charming park, where the Utrata River flows. The park in Żelazowa Wola was formed in the years 1932-39 and is one of the most interesting projects in the field of horticulture carried out in the interwar period (in the 1920s and 1930s). In the park there are approximately 10,000 species of trees, shrubs and perennials as well as numerous images of Fryderyk Chopin. There is a wide avenue that leads from the gateway to the courtyard planted with chestnut trees. It was there that young Fryderyk played the piano, which was taken out from the parlour each time he visited manor house in Żelazowa Wola. Transport and entrance tickets will be provided by the organizer.

Sightseeing tours:

In this section are shown places which you can see in Lodz on your own

Hollyłódź – SE-MA-FOR Museum of Animation
Łódź  like no other Polish city deserves to be called the capital of Polish cinema. For more than 60 years of The Film School in Łódź (The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Łódź) had educated outstanding directors, cinematographers and actors who shaped not only Polish, but also global film art. It's a real hotbed of talent - its graduates include directors Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski; operators: Adam Hollender, Sławomir Idziak, Edward Kłosiński. The Film School in Łódź is not the only relationship Łódź with film. In Łódź after the World War II was founded Poland's first film production center, which later evolved into Film Production Plant. Łódź plant was the basis for the new studios - separated at The Studio Film Studies, Puppet Film Studio in Łódź (later SE-MA-FOR). SE-MA-FOR-producing cartoons - cartoons and puppet - especially famous productions such as Uszatek Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Adventures Colargol, Magic pencil, as well as the award-winning film in 2008, directed Suzie Templeton  - Peter and the Wolf. SE-MA-FOR MUSEUM OF ANIMATION is one of the most interesting cultural institutions in Lodz, which departed from the traditional form of the museum for the art solutions. Today the museum is no longer a static exhibition, but the art of animation, which can be touched.
The planned duration of the visit exhibition tours and film projection is one and a half hour.

Park in Arkadia and the palace complex in Nieborów  - the romantic journey
Nieborów and Arkadia are villages near Łowicza, located between Łódź and Warsaw, in an attractive tourist triangle involving Żelazowa Wola, Niepokalanów and Łowicz are popular places for family trips and organized tourist groups. In our country, it is difficult for objects that are so well preserved and escaped the war and post-war devastation and looting. Both of them are a perfect example. Nieborów - located in a well-preserved assumption park, well-equipped with original equipment Palace and Park in Arcadia, represent a unique tourist attraction.
Created in the late XVIII century, Park in Arkadia was supposed to be a place of reflection on human fate. Park, the only one of its kind in Poland, survived to this day almost unchanged. Romantic garden in the English style, was built for over 40 years by its founders - Duchess Helena Radziwiłowa. Refers to the new park at the time of current cultural-ideological, shows interest in architecture back to antiquity and the Middle Ages, as well as exotic forms. The park was built in many characteristic of the period of architectural objects. Erected artificial ruins and collected Lapidaria. This day, the garden contains many charming places, and interestingly designed on buildings by the beautiful greenery.

Location of the object :
Park in Arkadia is located of Route 70 leading from Łowicza to Skierniewice and further to Zawada (National Route No. 8).
The palace complex in Nieborów is located on the route of Nieborow to Bolimow, approx. 100 m east of Route 70.

Park is open from 10a.m. to 5p.m. Entrance is payable: ticket 6 PLN, reduced 4 PLN.
The palace complex in Nieborów : introduction ticketed - palace and park: normal 15 PLN, reduced 6 PLN.

Place and date


Faculty of Management

University of Lodz

22/26 Matejki St.,
90-237 Lodz, Poland