Three presentations on postmodern and postindustrial city in the context of Upper Silesian conurbation development are presented by architects Justyna Gorgoń, Wojciech Czapnik and Bartłomiej Nawrocki.
Nawrocki & Jojko, materials provided by organizer
Three presentations on postmodern and postindustrial city in the context of Upper Silesian conurbation development are presented by architects Justyna Gorgoń, Wojciech Czapnik and Bartłomiej Nawrocki
Wojciech Czapnik's City on the outskirts – the potential of forgotten districts starts off the series, taking up a workshop which was part of the “Miejskie narracje przestrzenne” project and an event with the participation of the inhabitants of Szopienice.
Do ‘little homelands’ still exist in contemporary Katowice, are they still a part of the new post-industrial identity? What do the industrial working class outskirts of the city look like these days, does anyone still remember their interesting though difficult history? Is the border between Silesia and Zagłębie still a border between two worlds?
Wojciech Czapnik – born in 1978. Architect, architecture critic. Studied in Krakow, Weimar (Bauhaus-Universität) and Zurich (ETH). Worked at architecture studios in Krakow, Warsaw and Katowice (among them DDJM, Konior Studio). Currently architect and construction engineer at Hochtief Polska constructing the Silesian Stadium. He also designs small objects by himself and bigger ones in competition teams. Standing collaborator of Architektura-Murator monthly.
18.08.2011 Bartłomiej Nawrocki: City comfort | role of design in ensuring wellbeing in modern cities
Does the public sphere still exist in the era of facebook, liberal democracy and free market economy? What is public space? Does the mobile consumer need a market square? Is traditional thinking of the city as a network of public spaces still relevant? Can we answer these questions? Can anyone else?
Bartłomiej Nawrocki – architect born and living in Katowice, graduate of Architecture Faculty at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. Since 2005 together with Marcin Jojko runs the jojko+nawrocki architects studio.
25.08.2011 Justyna Gorgoń: New spaces – postmodern city | postindustrial city
In the discussion on the shape of the city new threads appear pertaining to the reception of urban space. Is it possible to feel a part of urban community while living in a structure of several, dozen or tens of billions of people? Does the modern urban organism have features traditionally associated with cities? Does the city of today and its inhabitants need a market square? Can we define a city by its post-industrial elements? What constitutes the attraction force of cities? The presentation on post-modern and post-industrial city in the context of the Upper Silesian conurbation space development will confront these questions and try to answer them.
Justyna Gorgoń – architect, urban planner, dedicated to the problems of revitalizing urban-industrial spaces and urban development in the context of global changes. Teacher of the Wyższa Szkoła Techniczna in Katowice, researcher at the Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas in Katowice.
Organiser: Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, City of Katowice, Rondo Sztuki Gallery in Katowice
This event is part of theAttention Culture! Cultural Program of the 2011 Polish EU Presidency, which comprises a six-month series of exceptional events and artistic projects, including the European Culture Congress, held as a part of the Polish presidency in the EU council.