What precedes architecture? In the exhibition and book of the same name Waiting Rooms of Architecture, artist-architect Malgorzata Maria Olchowska (b. 1982 in Bartoszyce, Poland) explores how personal and collective memories influence our view of the built environment. According to Olchowska, there is no limit to the resilience of cities: ‘Cities rise and fall, as the war in Ukraine and the earthquake in Turkey and Syria have reminded us. City districts that are now in ruins will be rebuilt at some point.’ To mark the issue of her first monograph, published by the Flanders Architecture Institute, Olchowska will engage in dialogue with the collection of the Red Star Line Museum.
On showcase in the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp until 23 April.