Lack of babies jeopardises Polish future

Lack of babies jeopardises Polish future

The fountain of youth is drying up fast in Poland, faster than in the rest of Europe. The number of children and teenagers is in fast decline. The average Polish mother has 1.3 children; the third lowest in the EU, but their Polish sisters in countries like Germany or the UK have 2.2 children. Meanwhile persistent emigration is draining the work forces of today. By Olivia Kortas & Kasper Goethals Kasper Goethals

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Design in Poland: catching up with capitalism

Design in Poland: catching up with capitalism

After 25 years of market economy and economic boom, business and design are finding each other in Poland. As graphic design schools pop up everywhere, a new generation slowly changes the face of Poland. Olivia Kortas & Kasper Goethals Gdansk, Poland – “Zupy!”; “Piwo!”; “Ryby!” – (“Soup!”; “Beer!”; “Fish!”). Walking through any Polish city, they yell at you. Letters in yellow and red, white and blue. There is nothing subtle about the way small Polish shops attempt…

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Polish Easter, a family (re)union

Polish Easter, a family (re)union

Poznan, Poland – Easter is a big thing in the predominantly catholic Poland. Families reunite, from all over Europe, to break bread together. Students and workers abroad return to their parents and spouses. “You won’t find a single Polish person in the UK, the Netherlands or Germany right now.” Kasper Goethals

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