Masters of Architecture is an international series of lectures held in Katowice. It has been organised by the Katowice branch of the Association of Polish Architects since 2004, although according to the original assumptions it was supposed to be only a series of 5 lectures about the largest European capitals. London went first and Simon Foxell, President of Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), came to Katowice. His lecture on the capital of England, as well as four subsequent presentations about Berlin, Paris, Vienna and Amsterdam aroused so much interest that the only possible decision was to continue the series in subsequent years. The meetings with foreign architects have been organised in Katowice until today, and they have influenced many generations of students who had access to completely different knowledge than their predecessors only a few years earlier.
The lectures offer a unique opportunity for all those interested in architecture to meet outstanding architects from all over the world. In the period 2004-2021, SARP had the honour to host over 70 architects, among them the winners of the Pritzker Prize and the Mies van der Rohe Award. Each subsequent edition constitutes its own exclusive forum for the exchange of ideas, projects and experiences from all over the world. Lectures are often accompanied by exhibitions, which complement the whole.
We can participate in the events thanks to the work of curators and those working in the organisational teams. The originator of the series is Wojciech Małecki, his work was continued successively by Tomasz Bąbski and Paulina Adamczyk, and since mid-2017 Wojciech Fudala has been the curator of the lectures and presentations.
PREVIOUS CURATORS :
(founder of the series)