Project Theory

The THEORY competition is a three-stage program to select the best, theoretical verbal piece, related to the city chosen by the participant, in the field of architecture and culture relations, created after the ‘Architecture Writing Workshop’ organised at the Kuryłowicz House in Kazimierz Dolny in April 2023.

The first and obligatory stage for participants is a 2-day, stationary, free “Writing Workshop” organized in Kazimierz Dolny on 22-23 April 2023, in which, after the pre-selection by the Competition Jury on the basis of qualifying material (portfolio + cover letter), a selection of 12 people takes part. The Foundation also provides accommodation and meals for the workshop participants.

Participants of the program have 2 months after the workshop to write a text on a pre-agreed topic. The final selection of the winning work, from among all studies, is made by the Jury of the competition, expanded by a group of workshop leaders. It comprises outstanding architects and journalists.

In the third stage, the laureate(s) refine the text for the next 2 months. The text, after editing and translation into English, is published as an essay constituting the 10th volume of the publishing series of the Foundation “Architecture of Culture – Culture of Architecture”.

Jury of the THEORY Competition:
Ewa P. Porębska – Chairperson of the Jury
Agnieszka Jacobson – Cielecka
Grzegorz Piątek
Jacek Purchla
Bogna Świątkowska
Marta A. Urbańska
Piotr Sarzyński

Leaders of “Writing Workshops” 2022/23:
Mentor: Ewa P. Porębska
Tutors: Grzegorz Piątek, Łukasz Stępnik
Professional support: Ewa Kuryłowicz