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A&B Patrons - November 2020

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A&B Patrons - November 2020

Although the prevailing situation is not conducive to organizing cultural events, many of them fortunately could move to the virtual space. Check out the initiatives, festivals, exhibitions and online meetings planned for this month, which we have covered with our media patronage.

SPOT Construction Survival

This July saw the fourth edition of SPOT Construction Survival, an initiative that combines construction with educational and creative workshops. Technical students and graduates from all over Poland this year met in Rzuski Las (Pomeranian voivodeship), where for several days they renovated a house intended for the headquarters of the Konkretnie Pomagamy Foundation, which provides hippotherapy for disabled children. Construction Survival SPOT is not only a relief action, but also a meeting of future construction specialists. The construction work ended with creative workshops and discussions addressing issues that participants will face in the future. Education through practice and industry integration are the main goals of the event's organizer - the SPOT design and construction collective.

The exhibition "Eastern Wall.
Architecture of Zbigniew Karpinski".

plakat wystawy

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From October 24 this year, you can see an exhibition prepared by the National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning dedicated to Warsaw's Eastern Wall - an architectural and urban planning complex from the 1960s. The exhibition is dedicated to the Eastern Wall, an architectural and urban complex from the 1960s and its main architect, Zbigniew Karpinski, who placed buildings of varying heights and functions in the quarter between Swietokrzyska, Jasna, Marszalkowska and Jerozolimskie Avenues. The Eastern Wall in the first decades of its existence was super-modern, metropolitan and fashionable, tailored to fit the center of a European metropolis, in the exhibition it is shown from two perspectives - spatial and cultural.

The architectural and urban quality of the project, the transformations from the competition to the realization are shown in the context of their social reception. The exhibition presents the life that filled the Eastern Wall - its everyday life, the meanings attributed to it and its special position as an iconic place of entertainment, commerce, meetings, bars and stores, a backdrop for major propaganda events, the exhibition organizers announce.

As long as there is a red zone in Warsaw, the exhibition and accompanying events will be available online, as soon as the Warsaw Architecture Pavilion "Zodiak" can be reopened, the exhibition will be opened to the public.

Plans for Walice.
Memory of place in the modern city

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Morpurgo opowiada o projekcie Waliców

photo: M. Starowieyska | Museum of the History of Polish Jews

On November 17, a debate organized by the Warsaw branch of SARP, the POLIN Museum and the Warsaw Economic Development Office entitled " Plans for Waliców. "Plans for Waliców. Memory of Place in the Modern City". Three pre-war tenements at 10, 12 and 14 Waliców Street in Warsaw have survived the time of the ghetto, its liquidation, the Warsaw Uprising and post-war demolitions. Do they stand a chance to gain a second life? How to reconcile the heritage of the place with the needs of the modern metropolis? Special guests at the meeting will be Italian architects Guido Morpurgo and Annalisa de Curtis, lecturers at the Politecnico di Milano, who for years have been conducting a seminar on the subject and together with their students have been designing solutions for the future of the three tenements. We will also learn the points of view of representatives of the city government, the architectural community and private investors regarding the implementation of the project at the site. We will consider whether we can work together to create a plan for the Walicas.

Open Eyes Economy Summit


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The 5th edition of the International Congress on Value Economics Open Eyes Economy Summit will take place on November 17-18. This year's edition of the congress will have a hybrid formula - the events, talks and speeches scheduled at the ICE Krakow Congress Center will be available to watch via a streaming platform from anywhere in the world. According to the organizers, during the event, which will feature one hundred and fifty speakers from around the world, discussions will revolve around, among other things, artificial intelligence, solidarity in modern capitalism, environmental responsibility in the Anthropocene era, commoditization, adapting cities to climate change and innovative education models. This year, the event will be divided into four thematic blocks: company-idea, brand-culture, international order, and city-idea - a track devoted to the adaptation of architecture and cities to climate change, with participants including Professor Dietmar Eberle, Nathalie de Vries of the MVRDV studio, Agata Twardoch, Robert Konieczny, Bartłomiej Kisielewski and the Centrala Design Group.

Festival of Open Architecture Studios

FOPA 2020

This year's OEES festival will include another Festival of Open Architectural Studios - FOPA 2020. Organized by A&B, the event is three days of meetings in the studios (November 16, 19 and 20), during which participants and spectators will have the opportunity to meet architects from the best offices in their daily work environment, look at their design and research method, learn about the view of the city or the aesthetics of urban space, see models, projects, photos and the people working there. This year's edition of the festival will be held online, and the thresholds of their offices will be opened for us by Monika Arczynska and Lukasz Pancewicz from A2P2 architecture and planning studio, Szymon Wojciech owski from APA Wojciechowski Architects and Mateusz Mastalski from Henning Larsen office. All are welcome to attend the festival on November 16 and November 19 and 20 at 1 pm.

OUT OF STH International Festival of Outdoor Art

Festiwal Sztuki Zewnętrznej OUT OF STH

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The 6th edition of the International Festival of Outdoor Art OUT OF STH will begin on November 20 at the BWA Wrocław Główny gallery and the urban space of Wrocław. Organized since 2008 by the BWA Wrocław Contemporary Art Galleries, the festival is a project of cyclical presentations of practices relating to urban space and including activities often not absorbed by artistic critical discourse. This year's edition of the event will be devoted to analyzing the city as a special urban-social case, using spatial behavior patterns of human social interaction. OUT OF STH will be an opportunity to look at spatial contexts, urban enclaves, self-organizing hotspots on the city map, trends of grassroots and civic shaping of public space, which are collectively responsible for the organization of the city. The main axis of the sixth iteration of the festival will be two exhibitions: the main exhibition, "THREE THOUSANDS", and the post-presidential exhibition, "Terrain Conflict".

Art in Architecture Festival

Art in Architecture

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Part of the second edition of the Art in Architecture Festival, which aims to promote the use of art in private, public and commercial spaces and encourage investors, architects and interior designers to collaborate with artists on interior design projects, is a nationwide competition open to investors and authors of projects that use paintings, sculptures, graphics, spatial installations or murals. Projects, which will be judged in four categories: apartment/home, public space, office and hotel, can be submitted until December 4. The projects will be judged by a jury consisting of architect Witold Dudek, interior designer Aleksander Jankowski, painter Aleksander Roszkowski, investor Piotr Kroenke and festival director Jozef Chwedorowicz. The results of the competition will be announced on December 11.



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The 12th edition of the WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION festival will run until January 17, 2021, with community at its center this year, understood as the exchange of practical skills and neighborhood experiences, defined by the concepts of care and attentiveness, but also interpersonal contacts or the environment that fosters it. The festival is intended to help us see the new potential of the city revealed during the pandemic: the WHOLE. This year's festival consists of two parts: an exhibition and a program of events based on the activities of seven working groups. The permanent exhibition at the Museum on the Vistula River will be accompanied by a series of debates, workshops, guided tours and discussions. The festival, which has so far focused on architecture and urban design, this year shifts its emphasis from the streets and squares of Warsaw to issues of social relations and the needs of the city's residents, inviting small groups and micro-communities to collaborate on a program of activities.

Voting for the Audience Award in the competition for the Architectural Award of the Wielkopolska Region.

Głosowanie o Nagrodę Publiczności w konkursie NAWW

In the 1st edition of the competition for the Architectural Award of the Wielkopolska Voivodeship for the best architectural works of Wielkopolska, each reader can cast a vote for his or her favorite! The competition will award Audience Prizes in each of the five categories - Architectural Object, House, Common Space, Export Work and Interior. You can vote for one project in each category, so a total of five votes can be cast in the voting. The studios that win the highest number of votes in their category will receive a one-year subscription to the A&B monthly. A Grand Prix winner will also be selected! The competition is organized by the Poznan branch of the Association of Polish Architects and the Wielkopolska Regional Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland. Votes can be cast from October 23 to December 31 this year.

Ola Kloc

The vote has already been cast