Häuser aus Glas - Instytut Pileckiego

The history of modernity is not a universal history, but a history of place. The perception of modernity as a variety and multiplicity of parallel activities encourages us to ask questions about the common characteristics and special features of the most diverse modernisation projects.

The history of modernism in architecture, which has become a kind of seismograph of the visionary formed, at the same time, by an ambivalent experience of modernism. The series of lectures and discussions entitled “Houses of Glass? Poland and Europe’s struggle for modernity in the 20th century” is intended to address questions about the role of Polish architectural modernity in supraregional modernization efforts and the local specificity of Polish construction in the first decades of the 20th century in the context of European architecture at the time.

The series takes place within the framework of the Practising Modernity project, which was conceived as a forum for intellectual, artistic and scientific exchange.