MAD COOL: AMERICAN TV SHOWS AS HOME INSPIRATION
WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION Academy
Illustration courtesy Joanna Sowula
The lecture will focus on living models presented in American TV shows aired on Polish television in the 90s.
After a period of mass fascination with the life of financial elites from “Dynasty” and “Dallas”, it was time to shape our visions of middle-class life. A single-family home, the suburbs, life between the kitchen and the living room (where anything remotely funny is met with loud applause), became the dream matrix for many Poles. How did our way of living, decorating and domesticating interiors, as well as social behavior norms, change? How long will the change last? A meeting in a bitter (borrowed dreams and models) sweet (unforgettable images from the 90s) atmosphere.
art historian, interested in contemporary architecture (especially in its social aspect), contemporary art, art criticism and museum education. Member of the board of the Instytut Architektury foundation. Together with the Institute, she has curated architecture exhibitions (including “Impossible Objects” for the Polish Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale), co-author of the “Home at Last. The Polish House During the Transition” exhibition. She collaborates with “Autoportret” magazine and works at the Education Department of the National Museum in Krakow.