Resilient Spaces:
An Exhibition on Jewish hide-outs

For the past three years, Dr. Natalia Romik, together with an interdisciplinary team of professionals, has been conducting in-depth investigations into the legacy of spaces that served as hideouts for Jews during the German occupation. The team documented the topography of the spaces, researching how they were created and sustained. Romik’s work is currently being presented at the National Zacheta Gallery in Warsaw in an exhibition Hideouts: The Architecture of Survival. The exhibition presents her artistic renderings of the spaces, the stories of those who sought shelter, and the fate of those who helped them.

Thursday, July 28, 2021

PST: 11:00 a.m.

CST: 1:00 p.m.

EST: 2:00 p.m.

UK: 7:00 p.m.

CEST: 8:00 p.m.

Israel: 9:00 p.m.

Dr. Natalia Romik holds an M.A. in political studies from the Warsaw University and a Ph.D. from Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK. Since 2007, she has worked as an architect and curator, designing exhibitions. Natalia created many installations and performances including Zamenhof Birthday, Shtetl Signboard, Virtual Economic Zone, and Nomadic Shtetl Archive. Together, with the Nizio Design International, she worked on the design of the Core Exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Her projects explore themes of cultural memory, ephemeral aspects of architecture, and urban emptiness.

François Guesnet is Professor of Modern Jewish History in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London. He holds a PhD in Modern History from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, and specializes in the early modern and 19th century history of Eastern European and, more specifically, Polish Jews. He has held research fellowships and visiting teaching positions at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Leipzig University and the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). His book publications include Antisemitism in an Era of Transition: The Case of Post-Communist Eastern Central Europe (2014), Warsaw. The Jewish Metropolis (2015, written together with Glenn Dynner) and Negotiating Religion: Cross-disciplinary perspectives (2016). He contributed, among others, to numerous articles to the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe and chapters to the Cambridge History of Judaism.

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