Architecture of Independence in Central Europe
The end of World War I brought freedom to many nations of Central Europe, while for others it meant profound changes in their political and economic life. In the following decades war destruction, shifting borders and confrontation with the new post-war political reality made a profound impact on the development of culture and the shape of architecture in this part of Europe.
The exhibition presents the main themes which architectural life of Central Europe at the time centred around. Seeking new patterns of national iconography and symbols of the state; marking your presence on the map of the continent, in the landscape of regions and cities; the desire to create new opportunities for social development - these are just a few among the phenomena which shaped the cultural landscape of Central Europe at that time. Besides the most interesting and most important projects from the period, the exhibition will highlight less known examples in order to answer the question about differences and similarities in architectural development among the states which appeared on the map of Europe after 1918.
Financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland as part of the Multiannual Programme “Niepodległa” 2017–2021.
This event happens in International Cultural Centre