Dr. Krzystof Czyżewski is co-founder and president of the Borderland Foundation (1990) and director of the Centre “Borderland of Arts, Cultures, and Nations” in Sejny. Together with his team, in Krasnogruda on the Polish-Lithuanian border, he revitalized a manor house once belonged to Czesław Miłosz family and initiated there an International Center for Dialog (2011).
Among his books of poetry and essays are: The Path of the Borderland (2001), Line of Return (2008), Trust & Identity: A Handbook of Dialog (2011), Miłosz – Dialog – Borderland (2013), Miłosz. A Connective Tissue (2014), The Krasnogruda Bridge. A Bridge-Builder’s Toolkit (2016), and A Small Center of the World. Notes of the Practitioner of Ides (2017). An initiator of intercultural dialogue programs in Europe, Caucasus, Israel, Central Asia, Indonesia, Bhutan, and USA. Teacher and lecturer – from 2015 a visiting professor of Rutgers University and the University of Bologna.
His recent theatre productions include Three Women. Metamorphosis of the Medea’s Myth in Ovid and Picasso (2014) and The Mystery of the Bridge (2015). In 2008 he was nominated as Ambassador of European Year of Intercultural Dialog (Brussels). He is a laureate of Dan David Prize 2014 and Irena Sendlerowa Prize 2015.