• Reclaiming Polish Brutalism: Discover the Emblems of Communism

    21 days ago - By Arch Daily

    Falowiec / Gdańsk. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia
    To strip a city of its architecture is to erase its history altogether. Despite a widespread public distaste for Brutalism , the brutalist era in architecture often went hand in hand with political movements promising an egalitarian vision in post-Stalinist Poland. What may now be considered austere and overbearing was originally intended to be anything but; the buildings today carry both an appreciation for their legacy and the burden of unwanted memories. In a recent article in the New York Times , writer Akash Kapur documents his visit to...
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