Panel discussion in New York: Humanist Modernity: Stanisława and Maciej Nowicki – Polish Architects in the US

Stanisława Sandecka-Nowicka and Maciej (Matthew) Nowicki are two significant figures in the history of American and Polish architecture.

She was a talented graphic artist and designer and the first female professor of architecture in the history of the United States. He collaborated—despite his young age—with renowned architects on prestigious projects whose implementation was interrupted by his tragic death.

The program participants will discuss Nowicki’s work in the context of post-war reconstruction, architecture as a tool for building a new identity, and international cooperation between major architects and designers.

Karolina Czeczek, Principal, Only If; Exhibition Designer, Humanist Modernity: Stanisława and Maciej Nowicki
Burak Erdim, Associate Professor of Architecture and Coordinator, Graduate Concentration in the History and Theory of Architecture, North Carolina State University
Kacper Kępiński, Head of Department of External Projects and Exhibitions, National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning
Łukasz Stanek, Professor of Architectural History, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and the Department of History, University of Michigan; Author, Architecture in Global Socialism: Eastern Europe, West Africa, and the Middle East in the Cold War

Additional Speakers to be Announced.

This program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Humanist modernity. Maciej and Stanisława Nowicki, on view at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from January 15–26.

Organized by
Center for Architecture, National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning

When: Tuesday, 1/16, 6pm – 8pm

Location: Center for Architecture in New York

Co-financed by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.