Architect Roman Rutkowski will delve into the development of Polish architecture after the fall of communism in 1989, which resulted in a tremendous political, social and economical change.
Roman started studying architecture just after these events, soon becoming a witness of further developments and, later, a contributor as an architecture critic and an architect. In 2004, Poland became a member of the European Union, and now Polish architecture contributes toward the bigger picture of European architectural culture.
The lecture will be a story of recent Polish architecture, seen from the European perspective, interwoven with the works of Roman Rutkowski Architects.
Roman Rutkowski is a Polish architect, owner of Wrocław-based Roman Rutkowski Architects, authors of a number of single family houses, the Nowy Targ Square renovation in Wrocław which has been recently nominated for Public Space Award, and many other projects. Roman is the 2012 recipient of ’Europe 40 under 40 Award’ for the most promising European designers. He teaches architecture in Wrocław and Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. He is also a critic of architecture, for years delivering articles for Polish architectural media and ‘A10 – new European architecture’. Roman is an independent expert for the Mies van der Rohe Award and Public Space Award. (more info at www.rr-a.pl).