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We invite you to read on! 16.01.2023

The special edition of "Radar" is now available!
After nine years since the last issue of "Radar" magazine was published, we decided to prepare a unique trilingual (Polish-Ukrainian-German) publication, which refers to the previous issues of "Radar" published in 2010-2014.

In the era of dynamically changing reality, growing divisions and events involving not only our closest neighbors, but also more broadly the whole of Europe, the world, the Villa Decius Institute for Culture, in cooperation with the Villa Decius Association and thanks to the financial support of the Goethe Institut, prepared a special edition of the publication, returning to the ideas behind the "Radar". At Villa Decius we have been running and constantly expanding residency programs for artists from all over the world, supporting their artistic activities and large-scale intercultural exchange. "Radar" was also one such platform for cooperation. By preparing a special edition of "Radar," we would like to re-create a space for just such socio-cultural exchange.

In the upcoming publication, we focus on the theme of home and time and look at the change in these values from different perspectives and the ongoing war on the continent. It is today, more than ever, that activities that build ties, uncover commonalities and solidarity between countries are needed.

The new Radar will feature essays, dramas, conversations and poems, whose common denominator will be the idea of home. In the pages of the new issue we have invited people who created "Radar" years ago: authors, translators and scholarship holders of the Villa Decius - people whose world changed dramatically as a result of the outbreak of war.

Activity financed by the Stabilization Fund for Culture and Education of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut.

The project is co-financed by the Municipality of Krakow.

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"Radar" is an international literary magazine published in German, Polish and Ukrainian, published at Villa Decius from 2010 to 2014. The idea behind "Radar" was to create a common space of dialogue for writers from different parts of Europe holding literary residencies at Villa Decius. Through the topics covered in its pages, "Radar" witnessed many historical events important for these countries, but also in a broader perspective for Europe as a whole. The magazine's innovative trilingual format was particularly aimed at presenting a tripartite perspective of experiences shared by Poles, Germans and Ukrainians.  

The question accompanying the first issue of the literary magazine "Radar" was: "Is it possible to have one literature of three nations?" The creators of "Radar" in 2010 came out with the assumption that the literature of three neighboring nations essentially creates a coherent picture of reality. The foundation of the first issues of the magazine was laid by the experience of the Villa Decius Association's "Homines Urbani" scholarship program, joint trips of the authors-scholars to Berlin and Lviv, as well as participation in international festivals.

So far, 10 issues of "Radar" have been published, the magazine has featured their literary texts by, among others: Ksenya Kharchenko, Serhiy Zhadan, Ursula Kiermeier, Igor Stokfiszewski, Birgit Bauer, Robert Ostaszewski, Malgorzata Buchalik, Iyryna Khadarenka, Natalia Sniadanko, Ostap Slyvynsky.

You can read archival issues of Radar" in electronic version here: 

On January 17, 2023, the premiere of the issue took place in Krakow, Poland, combined with a discussion with the authors and translators titled. "HOPE.TIME.CHANGE - A Meeting of Different Languages and Perspectives," featuring Natalka Sniadanko, Jacek Dehnel and Andreas Volk, and Urszula Pieczek. Broadcast of the event [PL] is available at the link: 

Activity financed by the Stabilization Fund for Culture and Education of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut.
The project is co-financed by the Municipality of Krakow.
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