Work by the Belgium-based Polish architect and graphic designer Malgorzata Maria Olchowska is on view until June 16, 2019 in “The Vanished City”, an exhibition organized by deSingel in Antwerp.
About “The Vanished City”
How can we experience a space? And how can we archive a changing city?
In the exhibition ‘The Vanished City’, the architect Malgorzata Maria Olchowska plays with the idea that houses are witnesses to time. She regards buildings as part of the collective memory that focuses on events, and thus transcends architecture’s often technical approach. “Houses become carriers of a soul, of stories and meanings.” In ‘The Vanished City’, Olchowska starts with a homemade model that is translated into images in a variety of ways.
About Malgorzata Maria Olchowska
Malgorzata Maria Olchowska is an architect and graphic artist. Alongside her own practice, she is an assistant at UGent and KU Leuven (Architecture Faculty). The relationship between graphic art and architecture is a common thread running through her work. For Olchowska, the two disciplines are equivalent: “Both arise from a love of craftsmanship in which the design process plays a central role. With both graphic art and architecture, you build something and then allow it to lead its own life.”