Bęc Zmiana Foundation is the honorary patron of OSSA workshop.

This existing since 2002 non-profit organization is the connection between young art and people.  They run a very small space where we turn theory into practice –  this multifunctional place is a gallery space, a bookshop, a cultural information and more.
Bęc Zmiana carry out projects of artists/architects/designers/interdisciplinary minds who are receptive to change, open-minded and imaginative.
They also strive for facilitating encounters between artists and the audience, filling the gap that exists between the artwork and its public.
We would like to invite you to the discussion within International Festival Battle of Ideas.

21st century architecture: for the future or of the present?

The economic crisis in Europe makes it difficult to predict the future, let alone plan it. So what does this mean for architects? Should they seek to put forward a bold vision of the future, despite current uncertainties? Or should they improvise with and adapt existing 20th century architecture? Will new social movements bring about new forms of spatial organization, and if so what role can architects play?

Speakers :
Alastiar Donald – urban designer; researcher; co-editor The Lure of the city: from slums to suburbs
Grzegoz Piątek - architecture critic and curator; member, advisory board Warsaw for European Capital of Culture 2016

OSSA Representative Polish Association of Architecture Students
Aleksandra Wasilkowska- architect; studio head for spatial and social research

Angus Kennedy - head of external relations, Institute of Ideas; chair, IoI Economy Forum

Discussion after OSSA workshop, saturday 5 November, 4.00pm until 6.00pm, Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw University of Technology, Koszykowa 55, Warsawa, Poland
Tickets: free and unticketed. For further information email Szymon Żydek
The debate will be in English

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