Joined: January 20, 2013
I was born in 1949 in Warsaw. I graduated the Nicolaus Copernicus High School in Warsaw, a UNESCO-affiliated educational establishment with English as the teaching medium. I studied at the Department of Law and Administration of Warsaw University, graduating the latter in 1975. In 1977-1980 I did a research project on late medieval culture at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences under the academic guidance of Professor Bronisław Geremek. In 1982-1983 I continued research work on a scholarship from the underground Solidarity trade union. In 1981 I was on the staff of the Solidarność weekly. Following the proclamation of martial law I took a job with a monthly Pomoc Społeczna and thereafter I worked as journalist for the Powściągliwość i Praca monthly (1989-1990) and contributed reviews to a bi-weekly Świat I Książka. In 1996-1999 I was a staff member of Gazeta Prawna Dziennik Prawa i Gospodarki. I have cooperated with an English-language monthly What’s up in Warsaw covering galleries, exhibitions, photography events and creative efforts of young artists. I invented and developed a cartoon character Janek Nuda [Jack Boredom] who featured in a Twożywo Group serial Kapitan Europa [Captain Europe] in an episode Yes, sir.