Jarosław Działek

Jarosław Działek
Jagiellonian University | UJ · Institute of Geography and Spatial Management

PhD

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Introduction
Current research: - geography of artists and the creative class - artistic, creative and cultural quarters - social capital and local and regional development - social and economic impact of cultural institutions and sites - natural hazards - risk perception, vulnerability, resilience and social capacities
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March 2011 - present
Jagiellonian University
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  • Researcher

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Publications (74)
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This book provides an up-to-date, critical review of theoretical concepts connecting artists and urban development. It focuses on the multidimensionality of potential and actually observed interactions between artists and cities and their impacts on urban space, its form, functions and perceptions. Departing from the viewpoint that a more nuanced g...
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Social vulnerability assessments rely on two approaches: case studies of at-risk populations and geospatial models using census data. Various authors have proposed that the design of quantitative analyses could benefit from the results of qualitative research. This expectation comes from an assumption that the nature of social vulnerability drivers...
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Introduction: Recent decades have witnessed profound changes in the theory and practice of library and museum management, which has gone beyond the traditional tasks of gathering, storing and displaying exhibits or borrowing books (Vergo, 1989; Black, 2012; Edwards et al., 2013; Svendsen, 2013). In their attempt to develop a more attractive offer,...
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The concept of social capital is widely perceived as a promising tool for explaining differences in economic development between countries and regions. According to this theory, weak links (bridging social capital) and social trust in an area favour its better access to other forms of capital, that is, economic and human capital. However, strong li...
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Purpose – Culture and cultural heritage are usually included in the general discussions on the construction of social capital and its impact on socio-economic development. Despite that, it seems that there has not been enough in-depth reflection on the typology and diversity of possible links between heritage and social capital. The purpose of this...
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Private art galleries, due to their often short-lived nature stemming from the uncertainties inherent in the art world, constitute a good indicator of changes taking place within the urban space. The spatial patterns of their locations are the outcome of an interplay between the spatial choices of individual entities that respond to opportunities a...
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Independent art spaces not only play an important role in exploring frontiers in the visual arts but are often also pioneers discovering new artistic territories within cities. Due to their subordinate position in the field of art, they often occupy marginal spaces in terms of their location within the urban structure and/or in terms of their physi...
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The text aims to provide a more nuanced understanding of mechanisms behind artists’ spatial, in particular residential, choices. Moving beyond the usual focus on bohemians who cluster in artistic quarters, practice a particular lifestyle or represent a specific artistic discipline, we propose that artists’ residential strategies involve a complex p...
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W książce zaproponowano i rozwinięto koncepcję geografii sztuki jako subdyscypliny geografii społeczno-ekonomicznej. Ukazano w sposób syntetyczny terytorialny wymiar życia artystycznego w różnych skalach przestrzennych ‒ miejsc i ośrodków artystycznych. W tym celu uwzględniono dorobek nauk społecznych i humanistycznych. Sformułowane ramy koncepcyjn...
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Expectations of bohemian inclinations of artists and their need to immerse in buzz shape the popular image of artistic professionals and often become a point of departure for public policies. The aim of our study, moving beyond preconceived notions on artists’ social and spatial preferences, has been to take a more nuanced look at artists’ attitude...
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Celami niniejszego artykułu są ocena jakości przestrzeni publicznych III Kampusu UJ oraz określenie, w jakim stopniu przydatna jest w tym zakresie metoda crowdsensingowego badania ankietowego z użyciem aplikacji mobilnej. Przestrzenie publiczne uznawane są współcześnie za kluczowe elementy organizacji kampusów uczelni. Ich odpowiednie ukształtowani...
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The text aims to explore the economic and spatial strategies followed by artists who run micro-firms. The authors analyse results of a qualitative study of independent artist enterprises in Kraków. It reveals that motivations for artistic entrepreneurship are diverse and foremost linked with the need to overcome challenges artists experience in the...
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In addition to the very experience of a flood remembered once the flood is over, which is discussed in Chap. 3, exchange of information during the event itself, in the aftermath, and at the time when people are no longer under the direct impact of the stimulus that a flood is, seems to be the crucial process modifying the memory of floods.
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Floods cause serious damage to infrastructure and financial losses, which is largely due to inappropriate management of floodplains. To a large extent, this is associated with inadequate spatial planning in these areas, and very often even absence of any planning at all. The boundaries of flood zones have been delimited, and then included in planni...
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The degree of flood preparedness comes not just from the perception of the flood risk among inhabitants of areas at risk but is also influenced by social and economic determinants referred to as social vulnerability. Indeed, the mere awareness of a potential natural disaster does not always mean that protective steps are taken due to various limita...
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If you can see a river out of your window then, sooner or later, you should expect to suffer the consequences of a flood. Not every flood will pose a direct threat to your house, but it will affect your life indirectly. This kind of an opinion is often heard from people living in areas that have experienced flooding. The research was based on metho...
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Nearly every year, southern Poland experiences raised river water levels, and years with several such occurrences within a single season are not rare. Against the background of Poland as a whole, southern Poland is exposed to the greatest flood risk (Maciejewski 2000). The rivers in the Carpathian Mountains and the Sudety Mountains are characterise...
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When summarising findings on social memories of flood spatial image, some important outcomes should be discussed. The relationship between the land relief and the shape of the river valley and the morphology of the town’s building development seems to come to the fore. Each of the towns has its own characteristic scenic spots, in each of them the f...
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Celem autorów była hydrometeorologiczna interpretacja wezbrania, które wystąpiło w zlewni Czarnej w nocy z 26 na 27 czerwca 2009 roku oraz ukazanie obrazu tej powodzi w pamięci mieszkańców po 5 latach. W zlewni Czarnej najsilniejsze opady wystąpiły 26 czerwca i związane były z rozbudowaniem się poza południowymi granicami Polski dwóch quasi-stacjon...
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Public libraries play an important role for local neighbourhoods as they function as community hubs. In an ideal case libraries would be located in such a way that a high level of equity in access to them is ensured. This study examines whether or not this equity of access is provided in the case of Krakow where the network of public libraries has...
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Świat wewnątrzmiejskich wyborów przestrzennych artystów jest niezwykle złożony. Najczęściej odbiega od uproszczonych wyobrażeń, które nasuwają popularne klisze bohemy artystycznej, klasy kreatywnej czy dzielnic artystycznych. Rozwijając dotychczasowe dociekania naukowe prowadzone w kraju i za granicą, autorzy książki proponują bardziej całościowe n...
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By definition, a flood is a natural event with social and economic consequences. These effects can be both direct and immediate as flood losses, as well as indirect and long-lasting, influencing local community's perception of the geographical environment they live in and of possible local disasters. Flash floods in mountainous areas constitute a p...
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This chapter provides a conceptual and theoretical background and ‘sets the scene’ for other chapters in the book. It discusses key terms and ideas recurring in the volume, such as the concept of an artist, as well as the inclusion of artistic professions in broader professional categories. Simultaneously, it aims to offer a comprehensive review of...
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The interest in artistic quarters displayed by contemporary academics and policy makers is a reflection of ongoing changes in the perception of the position and roles of artists and of transformations underway in cities and urban economies. Although such areas might be intuitively identifiable in most large urban centres, it is hard to provide a st...
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Instytucje odpowiedzialne za ograniczanie strat powodziowych w Polsce, skupione głównie na technicznych metodach ochrony terenów zalewowych, wykazują niewielkie zainteresowanie indywidualnymi działaniami podejmowanymi przez mieszkańców i użytkowników obszarów zagrożonych powodzią. Doświadczenia wielu krajów wskazują, że aktywność taka może znacząco...
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Floods in Poland represent one of the major natural disasters responsible for most of the damage. These losses are largely related to improper floodplains management and inadequate spatial planning in these areas. Establishing limits of possibly flooded areas in planning documents depends a lot on the size of the river catchment. Therefore, the aim...
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Our article raises the subject of reducing the scale of the negative effects of floods through natural disaster insurance. Motivation for our research were floods, that in 2001-2010 affected southern and western Poland, causing major damages. These events have brought up public debate about possibilities and limitations of natural disaster insurabi...
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W niniejszym artykule przedstawiono wyniki badań zachowań przestrzennych studentów uczelni artystycznych w krakowie i katowicach. przeanalizowano ich miejsca zamieszkania oraz rodzaj zabudowy, który wybierają, a także ich wyobrażenia przestrzenne na temat życia artystycznego w rożnych częściach obu miast. wyniki wskazują, że preferencje mieszkaniow...
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The phenomenon of artistic quarters has been explored by many researchers interested in the spatial behaviours of artists in North American and Western European cities. Their analyses have often focused on the impact of this occupational group on transformations of selected urban areas: the arrival of artists as pioneers in degraded, problem neighb...
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Our paper presents young artists’ perceptions of artistic and cultural life in two Polish cities: Kraków and Katowice. We explore places and spaces that students in art majors consider as:1) in a relative decline on the cultural map of a particular city;2) currently in fashion, vibrant with artistic life and considered ideal for artistic networking...
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Currently not only academics but also many municipal governments find the idea of the creative city a promising concept. They often stress the need to develop the creative sector as well as attract the creative class to metropolitan areas in order to make them more competitive in the global market. If young musicians, visual artists, architects, de...
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Instytucje kultury, wśród nich biblioteki publiczne, mogą funkcjonować jako istotne miejsca budowania i wzmacniania zasobów kapitału społecznego ważne dla społeczności lokalnych. W niniejszym artykule przedstawiono diagnozę działań podejmowanych w tym zakresie przez biblioteki publiczne w województwie małopolskim. Analizie poddano ich aktywność na...
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Kultura i sztuka są wyraźnie obecne w dyskusji na temat budowania kapitału społecznego, a instytucje kultury często przywoływane jako potencjalne miejsca oraz podmioty sprawcze istotne w procesie formowania i wzmacniania obu głównych typów kapitału społecznego, a mianowicie: kapitału wiążącego i pomostowego. Muzea są przy tym obok bibliotek najczęś...
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Słowa kluczowe: wrażliwość społeczna, pomiar wrażliwości społecznej, zagrożenia naturalne, klęski żywiołowe
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This chapter discusses the relationship between the amount of social capital resources and the local response to floods. It contains selected results of a large study on social attitudes towards natural hazards (floods, storm, and landslides) conducted in Southern Poland. The results focus on the actions taken by the inhabitants of six communities...
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Since 1989, Poland has been experiencing a revival of local and regional movements rediscovering their traditions. The movements benefited from a reform of the system of local and regional government. The paper introduces a case of one of new administrative unit established at the foot of a southern Polish peak Babia Góra. Regional actors have used...
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Various aspects of beliefs, behaviour and expecta-tions of at-risk populations were analysed in four case study localities in southern Poland that were affected by flooding in 1997 and 2001. They represent localities of different sizes and are characterised by different paths of historical develop-ment. Two of them are deep-rooted communities with...
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There are numerous factors influencing the perception of natural hazards and disasters, and these factors can be broken down into situational (physical and socioeconomic environment) and cognitive factors (psychological and attitudinal variables) (Tobin and Burrel, 1997). Perception studies should deal with the characteristics of the phenomena and...
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Insurance is a risk management tool that redistributes a disaster risk among a high number of insured individuals or businesses, and enables one to cover large and accidental losses incurred by them.
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Cognitive dissonance is an unpleasant sensation that appears when someone is confronted with two contradictory facts or ideas at the same time. People usually tend to keep consistency internalized and thus reduce the dissonance.
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Social attitudes towards floods in Poland - spatial differentiation
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This paper examines the scale and the scope of foreign-owned subsidiaries' local impact measured mainly by multiplier effects. Criticizing the political economy of offshoring from a host country perspective and the notion of “cathedrals in the desert”, the authors attempt to compare and contrast the perceived effects with the real contribution of f...
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There is an ongoing debate on social capital resources in Poland, where the density of associational activities and the level of social trust is low when compared to West European countries. Moreover, some researchers claim that Polish economy is developing despite low resources of social capital. This paper examines spatial patterns of various for...
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The paper presents the preliminary results of the project entitled 'Public attitudes and behaviours concerning extreme natural phenomena in Southern Poland', carried out in the years 2005-2008 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. The aim was to study the public perception of floods, strong winds and landslides in a representative group...
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This article examines patterns in the development of social attitudes and behavior related to extreme events. The questionnaire survey was undertaken in thirteen communities in Poland with 2646 respondents participating in it. Results reveal differences in social attitudes towards extreme phenomena depending on size of settlement unit, nature of ev...

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The project team aims to work out a transversal theoretical and methodological toolbox for practice-centred research on urban transformations. We will seek the answers to the following questions: 1. What is an impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on “normal” urban practices?; 2. How are urban practices evolving from/to emergency and “normal” mode?; 3. What are cultural and political mechanisms of urban practices (re)production (or transformation?) towards urban “normality”?; 4. What is inclusionary/exclusionary impact of “normalisation” of practices on human, social and non-human life?; 5. What are the possibilities and the limitations of the social humanities alliances in research on social change?
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Geography of arts Art galleries in Krakow, Poland
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i) sharing the scientific outcomes on new working spaces (definitions, typologies and geographical distributions); ii) comparing the best practices and direct and indirect impacts with a particular focus on the periphery; iii) sharing the policy tools across the countries. Learn more about the project and how to be part of it in www.new-working-spaces.eu