WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2015 / 6PM
PRINCETON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE / BETTS AUDITORIUM
EVENT CO-SPONSORED BY THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
LUKASZ STANEK (Manchester Architecture Research Centre, School of Environment, Education & Development, University of Manchester)
TEAM TEN EAST
Team 10 East never existed. This term is a conceptual tool for a research on Team 10 members and fellow travelers from state-socialist countries—such as Oskar Hansen of Poland and Charles Polónyi of Hungary, along with a number of architects from Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. This talk will offer a comparative perspective on modern architecture and modernization in Central and Eastern Europe, and address “revisionism” in state-socialist culture and politics. Team 10 East shows how the principles of postwar architecture and urbanism were appropriated, critiqued and modified both from within and from beyond the confines of a Europe divided by the Cold War.
LUKASZ STANEK is Lecturer at the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, University of Manchester. Stanek authored Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and edited the first publication in any language of Lefebvre’s book about architecture, Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Stanek’s second field of research is the architecture of socialist countries during the Cold War in a global perspective, and he recently edited the book Team 10 East. Revisionist Architecture in Real Existing Modernism (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw/ Chicago University Press, 2014). Specifically, he studies the mobility of architectural knowledge between European socialist countries, Africa and the Middle East after the Second World War. On this topic, he published papers in The Journal of Architecture (2012) and The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (2015) as well as the exhibition catalogue Postmodernism Is Almost All Right. Polish Architecture After Socialist Globalization (Fundacja Bęc-Zmiana Warsaw, 2012). He taught at the ETH Zurich and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and received fellowships from the Jan van Eyck Academie, Canadian Center for Architecture, Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris, and the Center for Advanced Studies in Visual Arts (CASVA), National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., where he was the 2011-2013 A. W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow.