Hideouts. The Architecture of Survival. Interdisciplinary Research

During her lecture, Natalia Romik will talk about the research that forms the basis of her exhibition "Hideouts. The Architecture of Survival" currently on display at Zachęta National Gallery of Art.

  • 6 July (Wednesday), 6.30 PM CET
  • Free admission
  • Place: POLIN Museum, conference room A
  • Lecture in English

Natalia Romik's exhibition, curated by Kuba Szreder & Stanisław Ruksza, is an artistic tribute to the architecture of survival, the hiding places built and used by Jews during the Holocaust. During the lecture, we will hear about field experiences, relations with local communities and institutions, and the most interesting discoveries and findings brought about by the three-year research project, conducted in collaboration with Aleksandra Janus. 

The lecture will also touch upon the unique coalition with researchers and specialists in many fields, without whom it would be impossible to find traces of wartime Jewish hiding places.

The lecture is part of the international conference "Interdisciplinary session Artistic and architectural research in the memory studies", accompanying the exhibition "Hideouts. The Architecture of Survival" exhibition in Zachęta National Gallery of Art and TRAFO Trafostacja Sztuki in Szczecin.

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After Natalia Romik's lecture, the participants of the event will also have the opportunity to listen to Professor Natalia Aleksiun's speech "Objects concealed: Material culture of Jewish life in hiding". Natalia Aleksiun is a Senior research fellow, Polish Institute of Advanced Studies, Warsaw/University of Florida.

The lecture is organized within the Global Education Outreach Program.

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This program was made possible thanks to Taube Philanthropies, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and the Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.

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