A! (Antiquity) is a project in which I’m looking for traces of antique culture in Poland.
I’m interested in finding references in architecture and popular culture which are the result of contemporary interpretation of antiquity’s output. My inspiration is great Polish fantasy, manifesting itself in diversity and originality of ideas, mainly in the field of area development.
I’m interested in pop antiquity, roadside architecture, loose associations and whatever people in Poland remember, like and cultivate that comes from antiquity. Traditional antique culture is retreating and we are attacked by its twin sister transformed by pop culture. It is the one which builds hotels shaped like pyramids or gives birth to Trojan horses standing by the roads. They are what I’m looking for.
— Tomasz Łaptaszyński, Lodz, Poland