When Work is Over

STANISŁAW RUKSZA

Don’t go to work. It’s Satan who sends those emails. It’s Satan who gives diplomas

(The Users – Marcin Świetlicki, Nie idź do pracy [Don’t Go To Work])

Aerial view of the Central Square in Nowa Huta, photographed in 60's 20th. photograph by Henryk Makarewicz/ Fundacja Imago Mundi collection

BODY

Poem ANEW

AGA PIKSA & VLADIMIR PALIBRK

The Days of Sport and Youth, Nowa Huta (PL), 1965. Photo: Henryk Makarewicz / Imago Mundi Foundation collection

The Ideal Community

AGATA CUKIERSKA

The entire tribe seemed to be moving in formation as if they were emigrating, with a few worker ants going along the column in the opposite direction. Where could they have been going? We are all shut up together higgledy-piggledy, animals, men and plants, in this vast box that they call the universe. We claim to be able to read the stars and to make conjectures about the past and the future, which are both beyond the range of our vision, and yet we understand nothing of the things in front of our eyes. All these living creatures, permanently separate and incomprehensible to one another.i – E. Delacroix

Karl Marx was right, socialism works, it is just that he had the wrong species. – Edward O. Wilson

CITY DIARY

New ownership, new work, new loan, new product, new investition, new reality, new man

Nowa Huta, Poland. 1950/60 Wiktor Pental/Imago Mundi Foundation Collection

EWA ROSSAL

Labour was one of the basic factors defining the New Human; it also became a relational community-forming factor. The residents of Nowa Huta who became redundant after 1989 had to redefine themselves and their identities. The place and the style of life that was related to it, made meaningful by the labour system involving thousands of workers, was cut off from its original context.

excerpt from the City Diary by Jaro Varga

tired bodies

Nowa Huta, Poland. 1950/60 Wiktor Pental/Imago Mundi Foundation Collection

How The City is Becoming?

NEW REALITY, NEW HUMAN

Nowa Huta, Poland. 1950/60 Wiktor Pental/Imago Mundi Foundation Collection
from the series "GERMS" by Yan Tomaszewski