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LUKASZ STANEK - POSTMODERNISM IS ALMOST ALL RIGHT. FROM EASTERN EUROPE TO THE GULF, AND BACK

12
JUN 2018

WHAT: inspiring talk with architectural researcher Lukasz Stanek (UK) "Postmodernism Is Almost All Right. From Eastern Europe to the Gulf, and Back"

WHERE: at National Gallery of Arts (Konstitucijos av. 22, Vilnius)

WHEN: 2018 June 12 (Tuesday), 8 p.m.

 

In the final decade of the Cold War, accelerated architectural mobilities between Eastern Europe and the Middle East resulted in an enhanced circulation of architectural labour, materials, expertise, discourses, and images. This talk will show how the work of Bulgarian and Polish architects expedited a shift in transnational architectural culture in both Eastern Europe and the Gulf. Architects from socialist countries responded to the disenchantment with post-oil urbanization in the UAE and Kuwait, expressed by the widespread turn towards images, ways of use, and patterns of mobility associated with ‘traditional’ urbanism, and reinforced by postmodernism as the new mainstream in architectural discourse and practice. This talk shows how this shift was facilitated by re-contextualised expert systems, such as construction technologies or Computer Aided Design software, and by the specific portable ‘profile’ of experts from socialist countries.

 

Entrance is free, the lecture will be held in English. 

The talk is organised by Architecture Fund

Partner: Polish Institute in Vilnius

LUKASZ STANEK (UK)
Architectural researcher

Lukasz Stanek graduated in architecture and philosophy after studies in Kraków, Weimar, Münster, and Zurich, and he received his doctorate at the Delft University of Technology (2008). Besides Delft, Stanek was teaching at the Berlage Institute (2008), Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2012), and at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, where he was junior faculty at the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture (2009—2011). He received fellowships at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Maastricht), the Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris, the Canadian Center for Architecture (Montreal), and the Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C., where he was the 2011—2013 A. W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow.


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