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3 questions for Marek Kaszynski, president of the Cracow branch of SARP

30 of December '19

Recently, the local branches of the Association of Polish Architects held elections of new authorities for the 2019-2023 term[results]. On our portal you can learn about the plans of the newly elected presidents of the association. In today's episode of the series, Marek Kaszynski, president of the Krakow branch, will talk about why it is worth being a member of SARP.

SARP Krakow Branch

Marek Kaszynski
president of SARP branch in Krakow

© SARP Branch Krakow

A&B: What program of activities of the SARP branch do you envision for the near future? Are there any changes planned?

Marek Kaszynski:
1. Organization of successive editions of the International Architecture Biennale, which, thanks to the support of the City of Krakow, has been held at the ICE Congress Center since 2015 and is gaining national and international importance with each successive edition.
2. the promotion of competitions externally and the development of competition procedures within the Association, especially in terms of the exchange of knowledge and experience between judges and competition secretaries from different branches of SARP.
3. development of the SARP Architecture Gallery in terms of its program, as well as its functional and technicalfacilities, with the aim of creating a Krakow heart of conversation about architecture.
4. activation of the regions of Sądecczyzna and Podhale - the field-specific branch of the Association was liquidated in 2019, and these areas were incorporated into the Krakow branch.
5. Developing a program offer for architecture students - hopefully future SARP members.

A&B: How many members are there in the branch and how much are the dues?

Marek Kaszynski: SARP Krakow Branch has 440 members. The amount of the dues is 20 PLN per month, for students until they receive their master's degree it is 10 PLN per month, while retirees are exempt from paying dues.

A&B: Why is it important to be a member of SARP?

Marek Kaszynski: SARP's statutory goals are to promote quality architecture and space, as well as the stature of the architectural profession. In this case, for those to whom these goals are dear, the question should be: "Don't ask what SARP can do for you, ask what you can do for SARP."

The vote has already been cast