Fascinating Times

25 Years of Transition in Central Europe

National Stadium in Warsaw
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 at 4:00 p.m.


This event is a homage to the transiton in Central Europe - the fascinating times and fascinating people.

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People & Stories

Meet the storytellers who will share their experiences of the Fascinating Times, surrounded by cutting-edge, engaging technology and design.

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An allegoric story of a self-made man of Central European transition, who goes willy-nilly through a crash-course in capitalism.

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The National Stadium in Warsaw – a monument of transition. A beacon for international guests. Once a site of propaganda spectacles and Europe’s largest marketplace.

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Transition Visualised

The visual identity of Fascinating Times reflects the difference between the bleak and depressive atmosphere of the communist era and the new and colourful realities of the transition.

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4:00 p.m.

Welcome Address:

Mr Marek Belka
— President, Narodowy
Bank Polski

Sir Suma Chakrabarti
— President, European
Bank for Reconstruction
and Development

4:15 p.m.

Film Screening:

From Bed Thou Arose

A story of a self-made man of Central European transition.

4:40 p.m.


A wide spectrum of consequences for different actors taking part in transition.

6:10 p.m.

Closing Remarks:

Mr Marek Belka
— President, Narodowy
Bank Polski