Joanna Rajkowska, The Story of a Failed Attempt to Transform a Disused Smokestack in Poznan into a Minaret
At Estkowskiego Street in Poznań, near the intersection with Garbary, stand the pre-war buildings of a former paper mill. Today, occupants include the offices of the Fawor bakery, a toy wholesaler, and an Italian furniture store. Above the buildings towers a disused smokestack, on which mobile phone transmitters have been installed. This is the axis for an art project designed to transform the tower into a minaret. It failed. The protests of local architects and councillors who labelled the project as "culturally foreign" led to the rejection of the project. Some images, sounds or other media used in the following presentation are subject to copyright restrictions that prevent them being shown. In order to provide a complete record of the conference, these items have been blurred or silenced. Should we obtain permission to use these images, sounds and other media in the future the films will be updated.