Slawomir Sierakowski

'If we choose not to defend our friends today, tomorrow it will turn out that no one is willing to defend us'

Slawomir is a founder and leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), an Eastern European movement of liberal intellectuals, artists and activists, with branches in Ukraine and Russia.

Slawomir has been awarded fellowships from Yale, Princeton and Harvard, and has been a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times since  2013. 

He has also collaborated (as a writer and actor) on “Mary Koszmary” (“Nightmares”) in 2008, which was expanded into a film trilogy, “And Europe Will Be Stunned,” by the Israeli-Dutch visual artist Yael Bartana. The work represented Poland in the 2011 Venice Biennale.

He will be taking part in Change:HOW 2015 via an exclusive video interview.