Michał Murawski presents his new book on Warsaw’s Palace of Culture and Science. “Gifted” to the city by the Soviet Union in 1955, the 237m tall skyscraper still stands today and has resisted attempts to privatise it. The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed considers the history of a prominent Stalinist marker in determinately post-socialist Warsaw, tracing its cultural, architectural and urban impacts on the lives of citizens, and asking: how has it endured?

He will be joined in conversation by Anna Kats, Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Peter Sealy, Lecturer at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

Murawski is Assistant Professor in Critical Area Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.

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