NAUSIKA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

Nausika was established in 2018 to build a community around design, promotion and implementation of educational games.

Nausika was established to make a positive social change through design, promotion and implementation of educational games.

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The aims of education, as we see it, are:

  • raising creativity among the youth and maintaining it among the adults,
  • empowering personal skills by conscious work on emotions and attitudes,
  • preventing radicalization and prejudices by critical thinking,
  • promoting sustainable development, permaculture, urban gardening, 

 

The various outputs of our work include: 

  • narrative games (RPG, LARP, storytelling, argumentation, simulation)
  • board and card games, including big scale mega-games
  • customized training programs for teachers, youthworkers and teaching institutions

 

Since 2022, we lead NAUSIKA HUB – a grass-root space for educators and activists in the heart of the Old Town in Kraków (Poland). You’re welcome to rent our atmospheric workshop room in a medieval building or to co-organize events with our team.

 

By the year 2024, we have run over 30 GRANT PROJECTS, mostly on the European Level, mostly focused on NFE innovation.

 

Majority of OUR GAMES are published as free of cost open-source, to be used by activists and teachers at their own, while it’s also possible to order from us the service of ORGANIZATION AND FACILITATION the the games, or a PROFESSIONAL TRAINING on how to implement them on your own.

 

We value networking with informal groups, as well as formalized bodies, such as

  • the Civic Dialogue Committee on Youth Policy in Kraków
  • the Edible Kraków program of the Municipal Greenspace Authority and the network of community gardens in Kraków
  • the international community of Portal Larp Convention
  • the Larp Alchemy training community 
  • The Baltic Ecovillage Network (BEN)

OUR TEAM

Zbigniew Janczukowicz

Teacher of philosophy and ethics by education, NGO manager and accountant by profession, game designer and permaculture gardener by passion. Founder of Nausika Educational Foundation. Hobbies: chess variants, ethnic board games, larp-chess crossover. In rare moments of free time, he’s building a house in the mountains, where he dreams to retire, grow vegetables and entertain international guests.

Zbigniew Janczukowicz

Teacher of philosophy and ethics by education, NGO manager and accountant by profession, game designer and permaculture gardener by passion. Founder of Nausika Educational Foundation. Hobbies: chess variants, ethnic board games, larp-chess crossover. In rare moments of free time, he’s building a house in the mountains, where he dreams to retire, grow vegetables and entertain international guests.

Patrycja Paula Gas

Anthropologist, lecturer, trainer, tutor, mentor, project manager, educational program designer, youth worker, eduLarp designer. My expertise lies in diversity and culture competence training courses, which I constantly develop as a member of the trainer’s group SIETAR Polska. Author of a book "The Dayaks - free people of Borneo" (Jagiellonian University Press, 2017) which is based on two years research in Indonesia.

Patrycja Paula Gas

Anthropologist, lecturer, trainer, tutor, mentor, project manager, educational program designer, youth worker, eduLarp designer. My expertise lies in diversity and culture competence training courses, which I constantly develop as a member of the trainer’s group SIETAR Polska. Author of a book "The Dayaks - free people of Borneo" (Jagiellonian University Press, 2017) which is based on two years research in Indonesia.

Piotr Więckowski

Graphic designer and animator. Improv lover. Event organizer. Always eager for discussion and guessing what's on people's mind. Member of the Foundation Council.

Patrycja Paula Gas

Anthropologist, lecturer, trainer, tutor, mentor, project manager, educational program designer, youth worker, eduLarp designer. My expertise lies in diversity and culture competence training courses, which I constantly develop as a member of the trainer’s group SIETAR Polska. Author of a book "The Dayaks - free people of Borneo" (Jagiellonian University Press, 2017) which is based on two years research in Indonesia.

Rudolf Miczka

Tourist guide who loves learning of any kind. Game designer and charismatic facilitator. Member of the Foundation Council.

Patrycja Paula Gas

Anthropologist, lecturer, trainer, tutor, mentor, project manager, educational program designer, youth worker, eduLarp designer. My expertise lies in diversity and culture competence training courses, which I constantly develop as a member of the trainer’s group SIETAR Polska. Author of a book "The Dayaks - free people of Borneo" (Jagiellonian University Press, 2017) which is based on two years research in Indonesia.

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