The Team of Olga Tokarczuk Foundation
Our team – apart from the Council and the Board – consists of four people: Jana Karpienko, Olga Tokarczuk’s assistant, Jagoda Borys, Marlena Mazur and Michalina Dzierżęga. We often cooperate with Agnieszka Orłowska, Ewa Dąbrowska and Wioletta Maciejewska, as well as Rafał Komorowski, Piotr Pflegel, Maks Pflegel and Jarek Mizera.
The Olga Tokarczuk Foundation is being established in turbulent and surprising times, when reality is changing before our eyes: the well-known signposts and permanent landmarks are disappearing, however other perspectives and possibilities are opening up. New ideas and thoughts are needed.
We want to create a space for international conversation about the coming years; a place to combine those areas and energy of life that seem to be independent and distant from each other. We will support such cultural, artistic, scientific and civic initiatives that show different points of view, look for new ideas for social life, and create pioneering solutions.
What is particularly important for the Founder is the openness of thinking and acting, therefore our cultural policy is inseparably connected with the principles of democracy, freedom of speech, free exchange of thoughts and social solidarity. Culture cannot be subject to political pressure and censorship.
There is no society, culture, politics, and science without women. The activities of the Foundation will always take this into account, broadly supporting the activity of women and taking care of parities.
It is impossible to look at man in isolation from the environment and its mutual relations with other living creatures. That is why we care so much about the rights of animals as well as their cultural presence in human life.
We believe in the free exchange of thoughts and inspirations. We believe in the power of literature.
We invent a new world.