As a Programme Director, I invite you to see how Kalisz 2015 Symposium on urban reconstructions and restorations in post-1914 Europe was held:

The so called “national houses” evolved as an architectural type in the long 19-th century. As a public building, “Polish House” in Ostrawa presented very specific style to be associated with the local Polish community. Photo courtesy “Tygodnik Ilustrowany”.


The mansion of senator William A. Clark in New York was, according to the Warsaw “Illustrated Weekly” (“Tygodnik Ilustrowany”) the most expensive town house in the world. Several Polish newspapers commented on this famous residence at the time it was constructed. The short note on Clark’s mansion was published in the 11/1911 issue of “Illustrated […]

Kołobrzeg, a popular seaside resort in Poland: streetscene taken in the historical core of the town. After 1945 siege of Kołobrzeg, almost all buildings in the prewar downtown were torn down, with some isolated “historical monuments” preserved only. How Polish socialist state of 1944-1989 engaged space of recently taken German cities to create narratives for the […]

Like many of you, I’ve watched our field change and grow in exciting ways over the 25 years in which I’ve been an SAH member. But for all our growth, for all the exciting ways in which architectural history has become a complex, varied, and intellectually rewarding field, many of our colleagues across the humanities […]

A little scary mix of 1900s. and 1930s. facades in downtown of Lodz, “The Polish Manchester”.

Paint-like-colours: – Red: public buildings – Pink: parish buildings, churches, synagogues – Yellow: residental blocks – Violet: factories – Navy blue: garrisons – Brown: city villas Public gardens marked in bottle green; gardens – in grass green. Prosna ant other rivers marked in blue.  

From the 1937’s “Work and Culture of the Village” exposition in Liskow, with Polish Military HQ examining the site of the “ideal village” model.

Between 2007-2012 a small city of Uniejów, located in the very heart of the country along Warta river in Łódzkie Voivodeship, became the most recent-established holiday and Spa resort in Poland. Thanks to the warm springs of thermal waters, discovered in 1978, and according to the multipurpose business-plan of local municipal authorities, the city was […]

CALL FOR PAPERS: KALISZ 2015                                                                       (RE)CREATING HISTORICAL TOWNS AND CITIES: NATION, POLITICS, SOCIETY  IN POST 1914 URBAN RESTORATIONS International ConferenceKalisz 2015 […]