Krzysztof Swirek

sociologist and lecturer at the Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw, where he teaches classical and modern social thought. He specialises in critical theories of everyday life, especially in Marxism and psychoanalysis. In 2018 he published a book: Teorie ideologii na przecięciu Marxizmu i psychoanalizy (Theories of ideology at the junction of Marxism and psychoanalysis). Editor of ‘View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture’ (since 2020).

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This cource was born as an attempt to reflect on certain urban phenomena in the 20th century from a transnational perspective. The lectures will tell about the phenomenon of urban scraps and urban fragments in the legacy of modernist painters. We will learn about how the media could be transit phenomena and how art forms could ruin the strong ideological frames. We are going to see how the Lviv Avant-Garde was building, how the street was becoming a source for inspiration of artists of Lviv Modernism, and how street art has been important political self-expression also today.