Cover Osteuropa 5-6/2011

In Osteuropa 5-6/2011

Stereotype und Fascination
The Two Lives of Warsaw

Artur Celiński, Aleksandra Niżyńska

Deutsche Fassung


Warsaw leads a double life. One Warsaw is gray, boring, inhospitable, a place for business and prefabricated buildings. The other Warsaw is an open city: colourful, dynamic, and urban. This Warsaw impresses by way of the magic of the unexpected, by way of culture and life in public spaces. This city is changing yet keeps up its heritage, without becoming awestruck by it.

(Osteuropa 5-6/2011, pp. 311–324)