Sunday, May 15 | 3:15 p.m. | Warszawa screening room
City Projections: The Importance of Being an Architect. A meeting with researcher and pedagogue of architecture Kuba Snopek following the screening of the film THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING AN ARCHITECT dir. Giorgio Ferrero
In Polish only
Partner: City Culture Institute in Gdańsk
For the past few years, together with the City Culture Institute, we have been asking ourselves: who owns and influences the city? To what extent should cities be functional? How resilient, intelligent, self-sufficient and beautiful should they be? And according to whose standards? Although the answers will probably never be clear, we examine different visions and views of architects, urban planners and city-dwellers. Because a city is the sum of these visions and needs. This year after the screening of the film The Importance of Being an Architect we will further discuss the issue with Kuba Snopek, whose research focuses on the influence of architects on our lives.
Kuba Snopek – a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Wrocław University of Science and Technology and Moscow's Strelka Institute. He has worked with Bjarke Ingels, Rem Koolhaas and Justin McGuirk, and developed architectural, urban planning and research projects in Poland, Spain, Denmark and Russia. His research focuses on the space and heritage of post-communist cities. Author of numerous exhibitions and publications, including the book Belyayevo Forever: Preserving the Genericby, published in Polish, Russian and English. He has taught at the Strelka Institute, as well as at MGIMO in Moscow.
Krystyna Weiher-Sitkiewicz – cultural event organiser, meeting moderator, anthropologist, film educator and exhibition curator. Museum adjunct at the Ethnographic Department of the National Museum in Gdańsk.