Dzielnice / The Districts

How well do you know your district? How many façades, sculptures and buildings can you recognize?

Warsaw is a monocentric and rather homogeneous city, with similar looking districts. This results from its turbulent history; after 1945, Warsaw had to be rebuilt practically all over again. Therefore, it doesn’t offer centuries of urban tissue layers to recognize and admire. Nevertheless, perhaps it is possible to use the few examples of the surviving local details to make a visual story? Each of the posters is a patchwork of characteristic features of a given district: from the street layout, to buildings, sculptures and details. For every poster, one colour was used in its multiple shades to refer to the character of the districts. For example, Wola, with its labour and left-wing traditions, is red, while Żoliborz, full of parks and avenues, is green.