Helena Syrkusowa – a forgotten architect of modernism – lecture by Rafał Ochęduszko

2018-03-08, 6:00 p.m.
Helena Syrkusowa was an outstanding architects of Polish modernism, active both in the interwar period and after WWII. She graduated from Warsaw Polytechnic, where she met Barbara and Stanisław Brukalski, Bohdan Lachert, Józef Szanajca and her future husband Szymon Syrkus.

In 1925, together with them she founded the Praesens art group, which, from 1928 on, acted as the Polish section of Congrés Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne (CIAM). In 1948–1955, Helena Syrkusowa held the position of vice president at CIAM. The projects she completed include the building of the Polish Teachers’ Union in Warsaw (1931), Teatr Eksperymentalny for Irena Solska in Warsaw’s district of Żoliborz (1934), post-war residential developments in the Koło and Praga districts, and the Tatry housing development in Lublin.

Rafał Ochęduszko – art historian at the Institute of Art History of Jagiellonian University, specialising in Helena and Szymon Syrkus’s theory of architecture.

Admission is free.
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