SIMPLE STORIES

Project by: Parerga (Paul Cetnarski, Marta Kowalczyk, Wojciech Mazan, Roman Rutkowski, Rafał Śliwa)

Curators: Giulia Mazzorin, Bogna Świątkowska

Organizator: Fundacja Bęc Zmiana contribution to Biennnale Urbana 2016 Venice

Partners: Polski Związek Działkowców, Culture.pl, Politechnika Wrocławska, Muzeum Architektury/Museum of Architecture – Wroclaw-PL, Teatro Marinoni (Officina Marinoni), Sale in Zucca, Momos, Festeggiamenti Malamocco, Salonistes, Spazi Docili [Docile Spaces]

The history of the Polish Garden Allotments is as long as 100 years, though first mentions about urban allotments are even older. Independence and autonomy are features visible and omnipresent in every aspect. Gardens survived two wars, regaining independence, few political systems, and several generations of Poles. Autonomy reveals itself in an architectural aspect, too, where gardens function as spaces of leisure – the green islands. Aim of the project is to present sociological and spatial aspects of allotments
in Poland from 19th to 21st century.

The visual part of the project which is presented below is an introduction to the topic of allotment gardening in the context of Venice itself.

Breaking Point – part I
Breaking Point – part II

100 YEARS OF ALLOTMENT GARDENS IN POLAND

Ilustrations presenting 10 simple stories of polish allotment gardeners

Jan Jalkowski
Kąpiele Słoneczne / Grudziądz
1890
Wacław Leśkiewicz
Rakowiec / Warszawa
1940-1950
Jadwiga Lichocka
Park Dolny / Warszawa
1950-1960
Teresa Robak
Jedność / Siemianowice Śląskie
1970-1980
Kazimierz Domański
Nowy Otok / Oława
1980-1990
Zbigniew Nowak
Kajetan / Kajetany
1990-2000
Anna Gabrielska
Waszyngtona / Warszawa
2000-2010
Bruno Zachariasiewicz
Sępolno / Wrocław
2016