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Trouble in Paradise. Appendix.

is an expansion of the Trouble in Paradise exhibition presented at the Polish Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2021. It is the result of discussions with members of the six architectural teams invited to work on the project, which took place between March and April 2021. A year of waiting for the opening of the Biennale, postponed by the pandemic, prompted the participants of the exhibition to ask themselves to what extent the themes and solutions proposed in their projects are still relevant in the new reality.

The materials (videos and podcasts) not only explain the concepts of the individual projects, but also show how their authors look at their ideas from a distance and from a completely new perspective.

1. GUBAHÁMORI + Filip + László Demeter

Spotify link with full interview.

2. Traumnovelle

Spotify link with full interview.

3. Atelier Fanelsa

Spotify link with full interview.

4. KOSMOS Architects

Spotify link with full interview.

5. Rural Office for Architecture

Spotify link with full interview.


Spotify link with full interview.

concept: PROLOG +1, interviews led by Rafał Śliwa
cinematography and editing: Michał Sierakowski.


Venice, 22 May–21 September 2021

Trouble in Paradise

Curators: PROLOG +1 (Mirabela Jurczenko, Bartosz Kowal, Wojciech Mazan, Bartłomiej Poteralski, Rafał Śliwa and Robert Witczak)

architectural teams: Atelier Fanelsa, GUBAHÁMORI + Filip + László Demeter, KOSMOS Architects, Rural Office for Architecture, RZUT, Traumnovelle
authors of the Panorama of the Polish Countryside: Jan Domicz, Michał Sierakowski, Paweł Starzec, PROLOG +1
authors of the Glossary (online): Michał Sierakowski, Paweł Starzec, Wiktoria Wojciechowska, Patrycja Wojtas, PROLOG +1
exhibition visual identification, catalogue graphic design: zespół wespół

organiser: Zachęta— National Gallery of Art
Commissioner of the Polish Pavilion: Hanna Wróblewska, Director of Zachęta — National Gallery of Art
Polish Pavilion Bureau: Ewa Mielczarek, Joanna Waśko

Polish participation in the 17th International Architecture Exhibition is financed by the Ministry of Culture, National Heritage and Sport of the Republic of Poland.
The exhibition in the Polish Pavilion is supported by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Polish Institute in Rome. The book is co-financed by the City of Wrocław.