Common Knowledge Society
Common Knowledge Society (Towarzystwo Wiedzy Powszechnej), Poznań branch is an organization established in 1950 which serves an role when it comes to lifelong learning for the region. Its purpose is to propagate education, culture as well as the pro-social attitude. Thousands of graduates of courses and postgraduate studies have entered and left the TWP. Numerous cultural events organized for the sake of residents of Poznań were held in the TWP headquarters located on Saint Martin street 69. The organization has been involved in the discussions regarding the revitalization of the Saint Martin Street for several years. The premises of TWP are one of the most beautiful tenement houses in Poznań. It was designed by Oskar Hoffman for Gustav Haase – a merchant, and for the publisher and editor of the Posener Neuste Nachrichten journal – Georg Wagner. Since almost two years the Society has been building the so-called Saint Martin Coalition bringing together local businesses, school children and above all the citizens – all of whom wish to return the street to its former glory.