Category Methods

Historiography of modernism and the Otherness

There are many sins of omission in our history of architecture, seen as practice of shaping cultural identities and social awareness. Among many cases I would like to stress situation of architecture called “modern” – postwar, mostly 1945-1949 and 1955-> (with interlude called “social realism”). Modernism in postwar Poland has been recently an area of […]

On Methods (1). A remark on social theories of space.

When we use urban space in our everyday life, we rarely consider it as an architectural/urban environment, where mixed forces and efforts, very often contradictory, take place – shaping what we used to call “the city”, “the suburb” or “the countryside”. Urban culture and lifestyle are dominant in the iconosphere and imagination of Western modernity […]