The project Tarnów. 1000 Years of Modernity deals with ideas of modernity in the specific context of the peripheral and the marginal. It is informed by the endeavors and dreams of 20th century city planners, and aims to present modernist Tarnów against the background of Polish and European architecture.
The modern history of Tarnów begins in 1927 with the construction of an industrial complex in Mościce. It ends one thousand years later, in projects by Jan Głuszak Dagamara (1937-2000) the architect and futurologist from Tarnów, who in the 1960s and 1970s created visions of cities of the future.
Tarnów: 1000 Years of Modernity narrates a thousand-year history, tracing and revealing various paths the Tarnovian modernism had been taking, on one hand, a reflection of international tendencies, and on the other, a particular, provincial rendition of being modern. Modernity was about the dreams that shape the future, and the project presents unrealized scenarios - a fiasco of architects? and urban planners? aspirations, and ensuing hence from alternative visions of the present.
Jan Głuszak Dagarama
Paulina Ołowska (in collaboration with current and former students from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco: Fredericko Alvarado, Matt Endler, Melissa Dickenson, William Emmert, Bean Gilsdorf, Kevin Krueger, Blaz Pirnat)