Keret House in Warsaw - Video

Mikołaj Gliński

Keret House, also known as the world’s thinnest home, was designed for Israeli writer Etgar Keret. The art installation which has filled the void of 1.3 m between two houses in the Warsaw district of Wola was designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczęsny from the Centrala collective. Keret House is destined to become a creative centre that will hosta revolving roster of artists-in-residence invited by Keret and Szczęsny.

In the interview Keret shares his experience as an Israeli of Polish heritage who has returned and re-established a home in Warsaw, and his life as an international artist in the Polish capital. 

In an interview with The New York Times, Keret said that he considered the house as the domestic equivalent of one of his stories: small but complete. He also referred to his family's Polish roots, which were cut off following the tragedies of World War 2. "For me, it’s a kind of metaphor for my family reclaiming a place in Poland. In this place where they killed our family, there will now be a house called the Keret House". 

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