Modernism in Lithuania

2016-01-28, 6:00 p.m.
Modernism in Lithuania – lecture by Helena Postawka‑Lech within the program accompanying the exhibition M.K. Čiurlionis. LithuanianTale.

Architecture has often served to build national identity. The modernist architecture of Kaunas provides a perfect example. The lecture will discuss the most interesting examples of Kaunas Modernism in the broader context of architectural changes in the interwar period and the search for a national ethos by Lithuanians and Poles.

Helena Postawka‑Lech – art historian, doctoral student at the Art History Institute of the Jagiellonian University, where under the supervision of Dr hab. Andrzej Szczerski she writes her doctoral thesis on architecture within the borders of the Second Polish Republic. Coordinator of the publishing project “Modernisms”, under which the Dodo Editor publishes collections of essays devoted to the architecture of the interwar period in Poland. She collaborates regularly with various cultural institutions, including the Małopolska Institute of Culture in Kraków, for which she prepared the tourist trail of interwar architecture in Krynica (within the Małopolska Cultural Heritage Days 2011) and the presentation “Modernist Lesser Poland” within the project Virtual Museums of Małopolska. Since 2009, she has worked in the International Cultural Centre in Kraków as a curator of exhibitions and accompanying programmes
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