Magdalena Barbarukculture scholar
Culture expert, adjunct at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the University of Wrocław. She conducts research on the cultural potential of literature for shaping ways of life and space mapping. Author of the monograph Długi cień Don Kichota (2015), the documentary film Błędne mapy (2014), which was created as a result of the “Fuga” research project (NCN) carried out in 2012-2014 at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology of the Jagiellonian University. Currently, she is conducting research on Amereida, a poetic-architectural “utopia in motion” which is considered to be one of the most interesting phenomena in the contemporary culture of Latin America (NCN, Opus, 2018-2020). She published, among others, in Konteksty. Polska Sztuka Ludowa, Kultura Współczesna, Przegląd Kulturoznawczy, Tygodnik Powszechny and Format. Her book, Sensy błądzenia. La Mancha i jej peryferie was published in 2018.