We are happy to announce that on 9th May at 10am at the Jewish Historical Institute will take place a meeting of the jury of the contest for a conceptual design, which aims at marking and commemorating the Great Synagogue in urban space.
The projects will be evaluated by the jury composed of:
- Andrzej Bulanda — architect, designer, architectural studio Bulanda & Mucha Architects
- dr Helena Datner — sociologist and historian, co-creator of the idea for the “Powojnie” gallery at the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Jewish Historical Institute
- Tomasz Lec — architect, designer, and, among others, the author of sculptural forms commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto
- prof. Marta Leśniakowska — art historian, university lecturer, Art Institute at Polish Academy of Sciences.
- Grzegorz Piątek — architecture critic and curator, Centre for Architecture
- Krystyna Piotrowska — visual artist, graphic designer, author of videos and video installations, curator
- Jakub Szczęsny — architect, co-founder of Centrala design group
- Teresa Śmiechowska – art. historian, curator, head of Museum of Jewish Historical Institute
The jury is going to decide which three projects should be awarded.
The announcement of the winners and the vernissage of a post-contest exhibition will take place on 16th May in the room in Błękitny Wieżowiec at pl. Bankowy 2 (2 Bank Square), entrance from Tłomackie Street. The event will take place after the ceremonies commemorating the demolition of the Great Synagogue – The Great, The Absent. The 70th anniversary of the demolition of the Great Synagogue in Tłomackie.
From 10th May, also internet users will have an opportunity to assess the works during the audience poll. Voting will take place on social networking site Facebook on the profile of the Jewish Historical Institute. The works can be seen on our website.