Public events in Warsaw // Experiencing climate change. Heat in Warsaw.

Friday June 2nd, 2023

We invite you to a meeting summarizing the results of research on the experience of heat in Warsaw by the elderly.

During the meeting you will learn:

  • What has the interdisciplinary scientific team been doing for the last 3 years?
  • Are climate changes being felt in Warsaw?
  • How does heat affect health?
  • How does architecture determine the experience of heat?
  • How can you combine science with art and rework scientific research results in a creative way?


15:30 Opening, foreword about the project, Dr. Zofia Boni

15:50 About the architectural and urban conditions of feeling the heat, dr hab. inż arch. Katarzyna Zielonko-Jung

16:30 The impact of high temperatures on the health of the elderly, Katarzyna Broczek, MD, PhD

17:10 Film “The Wave” – ethnographic film about the experience of heat by elderly people in Madrid, dir. Paloma Yanez Serrano

17:50 Presentation of the preliminary results of the project “Experiencing climate change. Transdisciplinary study of urban overheating”, Zofia Boni, PhD, Barbara Jancewicz, PhD

18:30 Debate

Is Warsaw ready for climate change? How to prepare for more and more frequent heat waves in Warsaw?

The debate will be led by Zosia Bieńkowska.


Dr. med Katarzyna Broczek (doctor-geriatrist)

Dr. hab. Eng. arch. Katarzyna Zielonko-Jung (architect)

Jacek Wiśnicki, Green Board of the Capital City of Warsaw

Grzegorz Walkiewicz, Councilor of Praga-Północ of Warsaw / Nature lover / Enthusiast of flower meadows / Łąka Foundation

Jacek Kisiel, Director of the Office of Air Protection and Climate Policy of the Capital City of Warsaw Warsaw