Our association was founded in 2010, in Muranow, a neighborhood which formerly constituted Warsaw’s Jewish district. Our activism is centered around local history, art, architecture, social and cultural projects.In 2012 we started offering specialized tours around our neighborhood, as well as other parts of the city, focusing on modernist and contemporary architecture. Our guides present Warsaw’s most interesting buildings in the context of a city once fragmented by war, which quickly rebuilt itself and is now one of Europe’s most dynamically developing cities.
A seemingly strange urban puzzle, where the present, the past and once imagined future seem to co-exist. We uncover archaeological layers of concepts, grand plans, dreams and potentials, proving there is more to Warsaw than meets the eye.
To many, Warsaw speaks in an unknown language, but with the help of our guides, the process of decoding it will be quite fascinating. [ssba]
Beata is a writer, journalist, co-founder and board member of Stacja Muranow association. Since 2013 she guides international groups through Warsaw’s contemporary architecture, with a special interest in Muranów — the former Jewish district in Warsaw turned into a modernist housing estate. Her three books (Stacja Muranów, Lachert and Szanajca, Pałac. An Intimate Biography) were focused on the history of architecture and Warsaw architectural landmarks. She studied European Studies at Cracow University of Economics. Currently collaborates as a journalist with Tygodnik Powszechny and Gazeta Wyborcza and the POLIN Museum of Polish Jews. Lives and works in Warsaw
Maciej studied Architecture and Art History in Warsaw. He worked in a Warsaw-based architecture studio Grzegory & Partnerzy Architekci specializing in landmark modernization. Co-founder and board member of Stacja Muranów association in Warsaw. Since 2013 he guides international groups through Warsaw’s contemporary and Modernist architecture. He also works as a translator mainly with art, architecture and curatorial texts. He is based in Warsaw and Gdańsk.
He is an architecture critic, researcher, curator and writer based in Warsaw. Trained as an architect, he worked as a staff editor at Poland’s leading architecture magazine Architektura-Murator in 2005-2011. The focus of his research is 20th and 21st century architecture in Poland, particularly in Warsaw. In 2012-2019 he co-ran Centrum Architektury foundation where he oversaw its publishing activities, including architecture guides. He contributes to various printed and electronic media, including Przekrój and Vogue Poland. He wrote the biography of Warsaw’s celebrated pre-war mayor Stefan Starzynki and a book on the post-war reconstruction of the city. Lives and works in Warsaw.
Alexandra is a manager, educator and a guide of Jewish Warsaw. Alumni of Warsaw State Theatre Academy and University of Warsaw. Recipient of the State Scholarship from French government. Experienced guide of Jewish Warsaw and Core Exhibition of POLIN. Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She worked for French Embassy in Poland, Polish Film Institute, Taube Center of the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland Foundation, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland, City of Warsaw, Lech Walesa Institute. Based in Warsaw.