Joanna and Anna. Two women – two stories
This educational material – materials for teachers and learners – applies to women during the transformation period in Poland in the 1990s. It refers to Derrida, who wrote about the present “haunted” by history, and to Geertz, who pointed out that it is impossible, and certainly very difficult, to completely abandon one’s own way of seeing the world and draw a comprehensive, objective picture of culture or epoch. The stories of Joanna and Anna shown here are an attempt to describe the epoch through the prism of a person embedded in a specific fragment of reality. Each individual story is unique, and at the same time it is the carrier of a specific epoch.
The proposed tasks and questions for discussion are to stimulate thinking about the past, present and future as well as go beyond reflection and initiate actions towards conscious creation of myself and the world in which I want to live.
Author: Kamila Witerska