Friday – 30.09, 17:00-18:30, Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu, ul. Bernardyńska 5

All meetings are conducted in Polish

In a lecture by Błażej Ciarkowski, one of the main themes of this year’s festival, related to the practice of restoration of some objects and destruction of others, will be brought up using many examples of, not only Polish, projects (some of them only planned, and some finalized).

This will be an opportunity to discuss strategies for addressing the aesthetic architectural dimension of buildings, representing primarily social modernism. Our guest will explore the problem of preserving architecture, both in the context of social and political changes (decommunization and the capitalist turn), and aesthetic views (an attempt to answer the question of whether and why modernism can be appreciated), but also in terms of ecology (energy conservation, carbon footprint and other phenomena in the context of demolition, restoration).

We will learn about such concepts as retroism and (de)modernization, look at some of the more interesting transformations of modernism into neoclassicism, and together face our own reactions to details representing different styles from the history of architecture.

The event is partnered with the Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu.

Free admission.