Anna Bednarczyk is a sociologist and a researcher and is currently developing a PhD project about feminist movements and a concept of safety in Argentina at the Graduate School for Social Research in Warsaw. She holds an MA in sociology and in Sustainable Urban Governance and Peace. After conducting research on urban justice in Medellín she started working on various projects advocating for strengthening civic participation in Poland. In 2015, she joined an informal initiative Welcome to Kraków that supports newcomers, and she also worked in Berlin with girls and women with experience of forced migration. Her involvement in social activism is both broad and varied. She was a project manager in the International Visegrad Fund supporting civic initiatives across Central Europe, a researcher in the project on the holistic model of girls’ empowerment, and currently, she is a member of a research team reflecting on burnout among activists. She also initiated the project My City. My Choice, which together with girls from Krakow, utlized a feminist perspective to map the city. Apart from researching and coordinating projects, she experiments with moviemaking. In 2013, she co-produced “La Comuna 9. Reclaiming a city,” a documentary about participatory budgeting in Medellin, with Inga Hajdarowicz.
Updated November 2021