14.11.2014, 11 am, Arsenale Corderie (Stages C und E), Venice

Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow is taking part in a discussion about Anti-socialist Modernisation in Poland.

In 1980’s Poland, architecture rejected ideological domination and oppression, and became an expression of the anti-Communist opposition. After the fall of the communist regime, architecture lost its social touch and awareness. The debate will focus on this turning point in the broader political and economic context, using Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism as a point of reference.

Participants: Prof. Dr. Vanessa Miriam Carlow (COBE Berlin, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany), Ana Džokic (STEALTH.unlimited, Rotterdam/Belgrade), Marc Neelen (STEALTH.unlimited, Rotterdam/ Belgrade), Krzysztof Nawratek (Plymouth University, UK), Kuba Snopek (Strelka Institute, Moscow)

More Information: www.labiennale.org

Curated by the Poland Pavilion
Supported by Zacheta – National Gallery of Art
and the Adam Mickiewicz Institut