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Polish artists at Concéntrico International Festival of Architecture and Design in Logroño

05 of October '20

In the next episode of the podcast,Malgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis take us on a journey to Logroño, Spain, where during the Concéntrico International Festival of Architecture and Design, they talk to Izabella Jagiello, who for many years has combined her artistic activities with theheading the visual arts department at the Polish Institute in Madrid, Iza Rutkowska, an artist whose work could be seen in Logroño's urban space, and the festival's director Javier Peña Ibáñez.

The first week of September saw another edition of the Concéntrico International Festival of Architecture and Design in Logroño, Spain. Iza Rutkowska prepared for the event an installation in public space - a scaled-down plywood rocking horse referring to the traditional horse statue, while the Centrala Design Group and the Bęc Zmiana Foundation prepared an exhibition dedicated to the imagination of planetary architecture.

projekt Izy Rutkowskiej w miejskiej przestrzeni

© Concéntrico

Izabella Jagiello is the author of photographs, installations, sculptures and drawings. She graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (in the atelier of G. Kowalski). For many years, she has been combining her artistic activity with managing the visual arts department at the Polish Institute in Madrid. In her work, she analyzes and combines the inner landscape of the individual with the outer landscape. Her works are exercises of imagination for a sense of oneness with another being and with the natural world, as well as explorations of the contacts and boundaries of diverse phenomena. She has shown her works at, among others: MUA Museo de la Universidad de Alicante, IVAM Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno in Valencia, CCA Ujazdowski Castle and MPZ Zachęta Project Place in Warsaw, as well as in other exhibition spaces in Spain, Mexico, UK, Bulgaria and Italy.

Iza Rutkowska an artist who designs public spaces together with users, playgrounds together with children, backyards together with residents. She believes that pulling people out of the cycle of everyday life, breaking stereotypes and sustained work with one community brings real social change. She designs interactive objects to catalyze the energy of a selected community, and then works with them to permanently transform the space. She is the founder of the Forms and Shapes Foundation and the School of Knocking On Doors. The results of her work have been presented at MAMBO Museum of Modern Art in Bologna, Burle Marx Park in Sao Paulo, Stromovka Park in Prague, the National Gallery in Jakarta, and at the Zachęta Gallery, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, and the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw.

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Affirmatively about the future and the power of imagination.
Amplifying nature, or nature-in-architecture and architecture-in-nature.
Planetary imagination - building as part of planetary processes.
Knowledge of what will be, tracing what is not there but might be.
Alter-modernity and designing a better end.

From the podcast series titled: "Amplifying Nature".

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