Guided tour with Varsovians
Grzegorz K. Mika guides through "Reconstruction Disputes" exhibition

  • Guided tour with Varsovians
    Krucza Street, phot. Eugenia Trzeciakowa, courtesy of National Digital Archive

Pre-war modernist architecture and urban planning is a true passion of an architect  Grzegorz Mika which he eagerly shares with Varsovians at this "Warsaw modernism 1905-1939" page. As he himself declares, he is interested in architecture „from the abolition of Czarist limits on building and from the construction of the Cedegren building to unrealised skyscrapers, Piłsudski District and Escarpment Avenue..."

During his meeting with visitors of "Reconstruction Disputes" exhibition he will put emphasis on these parts of exhibition which deal with the way the Warsaw Reconstruction Office used the language of forms of modern architecture and with the improvement of living conditions. 

In an essay accompanying "Reconstruction Disputes" exhibition Grzegorz K. Mika wrote:
„Warsaw in 1939 struggled with most problems of European metroplises which experienced an abrupt industrialization and urbanization in the 19th century with the lack of sanitary regulations and technical infrastructure at the same time. (…) Social and architectural research conducted in the 1920s and 1930s indicated one-room and two-room appartments as "most needed from the social point of view."

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Other archival events from that cycle:

12:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Polish Through the „Radical Pedagogies” exhibition Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology
ul. Koszykowa 55, Warsaw
18:00 Debate Architectural Education in the FutureDebate inspired by „Radical Pedagogies” exhibition Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology
ul. Koszykowa 55, Warsaw
16:00 Workshops Inventing the CityWorkshops for junior high school learners during the “Reconstruction Disputes” exhibition Former building of the 9th Klementyna Hoffmanowa High School
ul. Emilii Plater 29, Warsaw
17:00 Workshops Learning from the cityPart four – a city Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology
ul. Koszykowa 55, Warsaw
18:00 Debate Editing architectureDebate about architecture photography with Adam Mazur, Jakub Certowicz and Tomasz Fudala Former building of the 9th Klementyna Hoffmanowa High School
ul. Emilii Plater 29, Warsaw
18:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Polish Through „Radical Pedagogies” exhibition Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology
ul. Koszykowa 55, Warsaw
18:00 Guided tour Guided Tour in RussianТуры с экскурсоводом на русском языке Former building of the 9th Klementyna Hoffmanowa High School
ul. Emilii Plater 29, Warsaw
18:00 Workshops Inter-generational WarsawWorkshop during the „Reconstruction Disputes” exhibition Former building of the 9th Klementyna Hoffmanowa High School
ul. Emilii Plater 29, Warsaw
18:00 Guided tour Guided tour in Polish Through „Radical Pedagogies” exhibition Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology
ul. Koszykowa 55, Warsaw