Saturday, May 14 | 4:30 p.m. | DCF, Lalka screening room
Capsules, saucers and ships: the space heritage of Central and Eastern Europe
A Lecture following the screening of the film INFINITY ACCORDING TO FLORIAN, dir. Oleksiy Radynski
The post-war modernism of the 1960s and 1970s was partly inspired by the space race between the USA and USSR, initiated in the late 1950s. The geopolitical situation of those times brought numerous ships, saucers, capsules and UFO-like objects into the landscape of Ukraine, Poland and the former Yugoslavia, among others. Then, in the second decade of the 2000s, several discussions and campaigns by art and architecture historians in Central and Eastern Europe took place to recognise this architecture as worthy of appreciation and preservation. Showing this process, Oleksiy Radynski's film will serve as a starting point for a lecture by Maciej Czarnecki who will examine the still existing cosmic objects and the process of their modernisation, as well as the "good" and the "bad" renovations of the buildings from the mentioned period. In this context, we will also consider what the current zeitgeist could bring to contemporary architecture.
Maciej Czarnecki – a graduate in Spatial Management at the Faculty of Architecture of the Wrocław University of Science and Technology. He has contributed to the development of the concept of the agglomeration railway in Wrocław. He works as a 3D graphic designer and exhibition stand designer. As @maciejdusiciel he runs an Instagram profile dedicated mainly to modernist architecture, which he is an enthusiast of. He travels around Poland and abroad in search of interesting buildings to explore and photograph. He is currently working on a series of e-books about modernist architecture in the Sudety Mountains. He organises architecture walks.
Partner: MIASTOmovie, Wrocław Film Foundation