"Towards Warsaw of the Future" is an architectural exhibition that presents ongoing doctoral work by Piotr Leśniak, an Architecture by Design - PhD student.
The exhibition deals with three Warsaw sites related to architectural and urban imaginaries of the city’s future: the National Museum, the Architects’ Association exhibition pavilion, and an artist’s studio-archive at Smolna 36. In turn, these three sites offer ways for studying Warsaw imaginaries at three key moments: at the eve of World War II, in the period of post-war reconstruction, and in the contemporary Warsaw troubled by problems of its turbulent past.
In the space of the gallery, outlines of architectural fragments of these sites are drawn out at 1:1 scale creating a layered structure of lines, surfaces and volumes. As a work in progress, the exhibition seeks a suitable tectonic for representing the complex urban condition of contemporary Warsaw.
This exhibition is part of the "Curating Heritage" project and is supported by the Consulate of the Republic of Poland.