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“Warsaw under Construction” festival and exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Art and Heritage in Central Europe

This year’s 14th edition of the WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION festival addresses the issue of the life of a city street, today almost entirely dominated by cars.

The title of the festival exhibition is borrowed from the book “Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution”, in which the American urban activist Janette Sadik-Khan writes: “The basic principle of traffic organisation has been known for a century and has been ignored by planners until now. It proclaims that the effects depend on what you build. More lanes means more cars.” At the core of the WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION festival lies the question about the universal design of streets so that they are accessible and friendly to all residents. We believe that the streets of Warsaw can accommodate everyone.

In debates and festival meetings, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw plans to discuss possible ways forward for cities in the face of the climate crisis, including: protecting and planting greenery, retaining rainwater and reducing the role of the car in the city in favour of public transport and pedestrians, as well as safe and ecological mobility. The future of cities will be influenced by both the designers of systemic solutions and the users of these concepts.

Festival curators: Tomasz Fudala, Jan Mencwel
Project funded by the capital city of Warsaw

Duration: 21.10.2022 – 15.01.2023

More information: https://artmuseum.pl/en/wystawy/walka-o-ulice

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