Thursday, November 21, 2013

FYI: On Contemporary Polish Architecture- ANCB Berlin

Date: Thursday, 28 November, 7.00 pm

Venue: ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Christinenstr. 18-19 (Pfefferberg), 10119 Berlin

From socialist cube houses, via modern farm houses to the new International Style - architectural dreams of the Poles collide with the limitations of the system. The landscape of present day Poland combines both the influence of past architectural paradigms and the new experiences of freedom and expressiveness. Which features define the Polish architecture of individual houses before and after the fall of the Iron Curtain? How can individual preferences and needs be combined with urban development regulations, the mistakes of which are becoming ever more visible? Polish and German commentators and designers will debate these issues and reflect on the current state of Polish architecture and its impact on the European discourse.


Welcome and Introduction
Katarzyna Wielga-Skolimowska, Director, Polish Institute Berlin

Joanna Kusiak, Sociologist and Urban Activist, PhD Candidate, Warsaw/Berlin
Grzegorz PiÄ…tek, Architecture Critic and Curator, Warsaw
Prof. Arno Brandlhuber, Architect and Urban Planner, Brandlhuber+, Berlin

Panel Discussion
moderated by Nadin Heinich, Director, plan A, office for architectural communication & urban culture, Munich/Berlin.

This public debate is taking place in connection with the current exhibition 'For Example. New Polish Architecture' at the Polish Institute Berlin.

The event will take place in English. Admission is free and registration is not required. We look forward to welcoming you.

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