ed. by Aleksandra Kędziorek, Łukasz Ronduda, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, 2014, ISBN: 978-83-641770-5-7, distributed by the University of Chicago Press

Following an international conference organized at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in 2013, Oskar Hansen—Opening Modernism analyzes diverse aspects of the architectural, theoretical, and didactical oeuvre of Oskar Hansen, who was the Polish member of Team 10, a group of architects that challenged standard views of urbanism more than fifty years ago. In chronicling the impact of Hansen’s theory of “Open Form” on architecture, urban planning, experimental film, and visual arts in postwar Poland, this volume traces the flow of architectural ideas in a Europe divided by the Cold War. Through discussions of the ideas of openness and participation in state-socialist economies, Oskar Hansen—Opening Modernism offers new insights into exhibition design and the interrelations of architecture, visual arts, and the state.

Essays by David Crowley, Tomasz Fudala, Jola Gola, Aleksandra Kędziorek, Łukasz Mojsak, Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius, Joan Ockman, Łukasz Ronduda, Felicity D. Scott, Karol Sienkiewicz, Łukasz Stanek, and Andrzej Szczerski.

Graphic design: Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet

Read my contributions here: 1, 2, 3, 4.