My research focuses on architecture and built environment since the post-war period, straddling two main themes.
First, departing from the work of Henri Lefebvre (1901-91), I am exploring critical debates in architectural culture since 1968 and their consequences for research, practice, and discourse of architecture until today. On this topic, I published the book Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory (University of Minnesota Press, 2011), and I edited Lefebvre’s 1973 unpublished book about architecture, Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). For more information, see here.
My second research field is focused on architecture and planning in socialist countries in a global perspective. On this topic, I have recently edited the book Team 10 East. Revisionist Architecture in Real Existing Modernism (Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw/ Chicago University Press, 2014). In particular, I am working on a long-term project focused on the export of architecture and urbanism from European socialist countries to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East during the Cold War, and its impact on current processes of urbanization in the Global South. This research has been communicated by means of exhibitions, edited volumes, journal articles, and the book Postmodernism Is Almost All Right (Bc-Zmiana Foundation, Warsaw, 2012). More information can be found here.