TRANSFORMATION AS A VECTORED PROCESS - Autoportret promotional event
WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION Academy

  • TRANSFORMATION AS A VECTORED PROCESS - Autoportret promotional event
    Still from "Tryptyk o polskiej transformacji: część 1, 1970-1989", Barbara Nawrocka, Dominika Wilczyńska/kolektyw Palce Lizać

The idea of the transformation seems ideologically neutral, but in reality it is not. Transforming from a so-called socialist economy to a free market resulted in a number of changes that were supposed to adjust the country to a neoliberal system.

Deregulation and privatization processes deeply influenced public and private spaces - but also the social relations that take place in them. Suburbanization, gentrification and gated housing estates, as well as the depopulation of city centers, are not isolated phenomena, but a logical consequence of the paradigm we live in. During the meeting we will outline the processes that have been taking place in Poland since the 1990s., with a special focus on housing and spatial transformations. We will also ask what sort of reflection should follow Marcin Król's statement: “we were foolish”.

Marta Karpińska

assistant editor of “Autoportret. Pismo o dobrej przestrzeni” quarterly magazine. She has curated Instytut Architektury exhibitions: Impossible Objects (Polish Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, 2014) and Monument. The Architecture of Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz (Zachęta National Gallery of Art, 2014). Author of Wacław Nowakowski monograph (Instytut Architektury, 2015). Co-author of Witold Cęckiewicz monograph (Instytut Architektury, 2015). Member of the board of the Instytut Architektury foundation.

Dorota Leśniak-Rychlak

editor-in-chief of „Autoportret. Pismo o dobrej przestrzeni” quarterly magazine. Art historian and architect by trade, editor by choice. Curator of an exhibition of C. R. Mackintosh's works at the International Cultural Center in Krakow, co-curator of the “3_2_1. Nowa architektura w Japonii i Polsce” exhibition at the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow. She has co-curated Instytut Architektury exhibitions: In-habitation 1912-2012, Garden city, gated city (National Museum in Krakow, 2012), Reaction to Modernism. The Architecture of Adolf Szyszko-Bohusz (National Museum in Krakow, 2013), Monument (Zachęta National Gallery of Art, 2014) and Impossible Objects (Polish Pavilion at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, 2014). Director of the Instytut Architektury foundation.

Jacek Gądecki

sociologist and sociocultural anthropologist; works as an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. His research interests include architecture anthropology (“Architektura i tożsamość. Rzecz o antropologii architektury”, Rolewski, 2005), urban anthropology and sociology, public space, culture economy and architecture as such. He has done research at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and at the City University of New York (Fulbright Scolarship) on gated communities in the USA and Poland (“Za murami. Polskie osiedla grodzone – analiza dyskursu”, Wyd. Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 2009). In January 2013 he finished a three-year research project on the marginal gentrification of the old part of the Nowa Huta district of Krakow (“I love NH. Gentryfikacja starej części Nowej Huty?”, Wyd. IFiS PAN, 2012).

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