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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

About Przekrój

PRZEKRÓJ Foundation (pronounced ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) was established in 2018 on the initiative of Tomek Niewiadomski. The Foundation grew out of Poland’s oldest magazine about society and culture. Today we are a modern and holistic centre for those who want to consciously co-create positive changes within and around themselves.

What is PRZEKRÓJ Foundation’s mission?

We want to support our readers in their ever metamorphosing lives and accompany them in fostering a steadily growing, fuller, more conscious relationship with themselves and the world. In our constantly hurrying times, we help you to pause for breath, feel your own rhythm, and continue on your way with attention and sensitivity to yourself and others.

We want to build a space that fosters concentration; we offer you time to think and reasons for joy. The content we create inspires change – both inside ourselves and in the world outside. The knowledge we gain helps us to see our agency; it becomes an impulse to acknowledge our influence on the world.

We want to move you, to trigger emotions that spark development. It is good to know things, but we do not stop at that. Therefore, we keep looking for ways to broaden horizons in practice and to use the acquired wisdom in our daily lives.

We believe that everyone can engage their talent, knowledge and imagination to create a more balanced, diverse and beautiful world. A world we want to live in. And since the best companion to sublime thoughts is simplicity, at PRZEKRÓJ Foundation we focus on the basic and essential.

For us, less really means more. This is why the centre of our interest is a close and respectful relationship with the Earth and all beings that inhabit it. We nurture awareness of all the various ways in which we are connected with nature, the elements and natural abundance. We focus on healthy and organically grown food, good breathing, life-giving physical activity, the wisdom of plants, mental equilibrium, respect, gratefulness and cheerfulness. Almost everything we need for a good life we can find within ourselves. We are trying to see this potential, understand it, nurture and develop it.

We like to learn and enjoy the vast extent of what is still undiscovered. It is never too late to be awestruck or illuminated. That is why we cooperate with outstanding experts, practitioners and artists living in different parts of the world, in various cultures and philosophies. We relate their experiences, wisdom and stories lightly, with attention to form and a love for detail. In this way, we reflect how nature and art strive for beauty in the tiniest details and in cosmic complexity.

PRZEKRÓJ Foundation’s mission translated by Adam Zdrodowski

"We want to participate in creating the sort of world in which we would like to live, keeping in mind that we all have the power to change it. The beauty of each human being manifests itself in her or his talent, which can be used to change the world for the better. What we take on enables us to be more broadly involved in social life, by bringing in such values as health, gratitude, development, enthusiasm, and love."

Tomek Niewiadomski, Founder of PRZEKRÓJ Foundation