Thursday – 29.09, 17:30-19:00, Barbara, ul. Świdnicka 8b
All meetings are conducted in Polish
Malgorzata Kuciewicz, co-founder of Warsaw-based design and research group Centrala, in her talk will trace the tactics of hiding what is “ugly” and unwelcome in the cities’ peripheries.
The aestheticization processes of public spaces, especially central and representative ones, are often associated with the excessive ordering of vegetation or the expulsion of animals that function in cities. Wild areas, for years proliferating in forgotten and undeveloped urban spaces, are being eliminated. The eradication of chaos, and what is sometimes considered unwanted, thus leads to the purging space of nature’s spontaneous creation. This meeting will allow us to reflect on how we can build an understanding of the diversity of aesthetics present in our cities with respect for the non-human inhabitants, while also maintaining social acceptance.
The event will be accompanied by a Q&A with the audience.
The event is partnered with the Wrocławski Instytut Kultury.