A short photographic series questioning how urban space speaks and reflects the aesthetics and desires of its inhabitants.
Warsaw, a city destroyed in approximately 80% during WW2, does not have a lot of historical buildings and monuments. This might lead to a conclusion that what had survived the war would be preserved as a memory of the past, just as in many other cities. However, the reality is different.
The city seems to refuse the outlook resulting from its past.
Many of its inhabitants, with a complex of living in an ugly, Eastern-European, post-Soviet city, want a breeze of Western aesthetics; a modern, spectacular cityscape full of skyscrapers.
What do and what should remainings of the pre-war, non-existing city mean?
What are these buildings in reality: useless ruins or city’s identity?
Does a society need its heritage to grow?
Do we need to remember the past to build the future?
Do we chase the modernity to forget about our complexes?
Does the new have to destroy the old?