The topic of the lecture of the chief conservator of Warsaw, Michał Krasuski, was the protection of the post-war heritage on the example of Polish cities. This problem is relevant for Ukraine, as due to the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the infrastructure of many of our cities and villages suffered a lot.
The Director of the Heritage Protection Department of the City of Warsaw, Michał Krasuski, spoke about how exactly the reconstruction of the post-war city took place in Poland, what discussions arose between Polish architects, and showed the Ukrainian students examples of buildings that were inappropriate in the city. In particular, at that time there was an ongoing debate between urban planners and conservatives. The first ones wanted the city to be functional, while the second, on the contrary, aimed to divide it into the old city, the market and other parts.
Krasuski also spoke about the building of the Palace of Culture and Science. It was built during the time of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and is considered a so-called gift of Moscow, as it included a whole historical center, which symbolized the Soviet domination over Poland. The conservative also mentioned the need to rebuild Ukrainian cities. A project of four visions for the restoration of the destroyed Mariupol has already been presented in Warsaw.
Students listened to the lecturer with great interest, and asked him various questions, which turned out to be quite debatable. And finally, the coordinator of the meeting, Wiktoria Malicka, told about organization of this lecture.
«This lecture is the result of the cooperation with the Ossoliński National Institute, which I represent. Director Łukasz Kamiński, who came specially from Wroclaw to Lviv, is also here. This is also collaboration with the Consulate General of Poland in Lviv, in the framework of which our teachers give lectures for students of Lviv educational institutions», said Wiktoria Malicka.