O socjalizmie w Londynie

W piątek 16 listopada 2012 podczas konferencji Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence opowiemy o zmaganiach polskich architektów z realiami socjalizmu. W prezentacji Dissdent’s Shelter skupimy się na przykładach domów własnych architektów: Jana Szpakowicza, Witolda Lipińskiego i Jadwigi Grabowskiej-Hawrylak.

Dom Witolda Lipińskiego w trakcie budowy 1963 (zdjęcie z archiwum rodzinnego)

In Radziszewskiego Street in Lublin Tadeusz Witkowski built three buildings: one is a 1920’s Modern villa, the other a 1950’s university building built in social-realist style, and the third is a 70’s late modernist library. All of them stand in the same spatial context but were built in opportunism to the respective political conditions and conventions of their time. Nevertheless not every architect in Poland followed the party’s obligations so strictly. Although under constant pressure architects such as Witold Lipinski, Jan Szpakowicz, Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak managed to conceive unique architectural works. The best examples can be found in their own private houses which were usually the only possibility to manifest creative skills and ideas. They were paving their own way as professionals not only by paper visions or officially acclaimed public buildings but also and mainly through domestic architecture, which they not only designed but also built with their own hands.

Szczegółowe informacje i więcej do poczytania na stronie AHRA 2012 9th International Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference.