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Emerging voices in architecture and art

November 01, 2006

Leading Polish architects and artists discuss current ideas in design culture: Zbigniew Oksiuta, KWK PROMES, MEDUSA GROUP

Moderated by Ewa P. Porebska, leading Polish critic of contemporary architecture, editor-in-chief, Architektura-Murator magazine.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2006, 6:30-9:00 PM

Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation Columbia University 1172 Amsterdam Avenue, New York City Directions: subway 1 & 9 to 116th Street, Avery Hall is located to the right of Low Memorial Library The event is free and open to the public.

KWKPROMES, BROKEN HOUSE, 2004 Polish representative in The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, 2003 Best Building in Katowice, 2002 Polish nomination for Mies van der Rohe AwardZBIGNIEW OKSIUTA, Breeding Spaces, 2004. Preparation for growing algae Vaucheria sessilis inside of an agar pneu, Botanical Institute University of Cologne. Photo Carl-Victor Dahmen,
Cologne © Zbigniew Oksiuta, VG Bild Kunst, Bonn MEDUSA GROUP, Bolko Loft - rehabilitation of the former industrial building for Przemo Lukasik home, 2004 nomination for Mies van der Rohe Award.

Introduction by EWA P. POREBSKA, leading Polish critic of contemporary architecture, editor-in-chief, Architektura-Murator magazine, curator of the exhibition Poland: Icons of Architecture, who will summarize changes in Poland's architecture after 1989 and describe contemporary trends Multimedia presentation by Przemo Lukasik, MEDUSA GROUP studio in Gliwice, Poland Multimedia presentation by Marlena Wolnik, KWK PROMES studio in Katowice, Poland Multimedia presentation by ZBIGNIEW OKSIUTA, Polish-born architect and artist experimenting with the possibility of designing biological spatial structures, who works in Cologne, German The conference is part of the GSAPP series of lectures by distinguished contemporary architects, which so far have included Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koollhas, Richard Rogers, Frank Ghery, etc.

presented by Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University and the Polish Cultural Institute