Free copies of the Thinking Books post-workshop publication are available for pick-up at the Foundation’s office. The workshop accompanied the programme of the exhibitions Ambiguous Warsaw: Tadeusz Sumiński, Wojciech Zamecznik, Maria Chrząszczowa. We also welcome you to have a look at the documentation of the workshop.The Thinking Books project – workshop based on the photographs of Warsaw architecture of the 1960s and ‘70s was co-financed by the Capital City of Warsaw.
About the publication:
Thinking Books is a series of miniature publications created during a workshop devoted to photobooks. Following two days of intense discussions and work, the participants created five projects inspired by the photographs of Warsaw architecture. The attendants were divided into five groups. Each chose a picture taken in Warsaw by one of the artists whose archives are looked after by the Foundation: Wojciech Zamecznik, Tadeusz Sumiński, or Maria Chrząszczowa.The selected photograph became a starting point and a pretext for the subsequent activities of each group, which resulted in a handmade template. During the workshops, they explored the various techniques of working with photography, debated over the important aspects of book-making; combined various materials, compared types of paper, ways of binding pages, looked for inspiration in other publications. By analyzing, cutting, manipulating the quality, painting, copying, and destroying, they explored the potential that lies in images. They were guided by Ludomir Franczak and Krzysztof Pijarski, two artists with significant experience in the fields of visual arts and art books.
The workshop Thinking Books was co-financed by the Capital City of Warsaw. They took place at Andersa 13 – a venue used by the Archaeology of Photography Foundation for cultural purposes thanks to the support of the City of Warsaw’s Śródmieście District.
Concept and coordination: Marta Przybyło-Ibadullajev
Cover design: Ludomir Franczak
Graphic design of the booklet, photographic documentation of the workshop: Krzysztof Pijarski
The Thinking Books project – workshop based on the photographs of Warsaw architecture of the 1960s and ‘70s was co-financed by the Capital City of Warsaw.