Monnik and Beirut Studio are research and creative collectives, initiators of projects, which have resulted in monographs about Beirut, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. These and many other activities of the group consist of an open process of studying artificial urban environments. Their search is based on the hypothesis of a city with 8 billion inhabitants, created by metropolitan areas and complex networks of relationships, as well as the question of how to describe it, navigate and communicate in it. They create exhibitions and offer services in the field of futurology.
The workshop Tuning Warsaw took place from the 5th to 15th of November 2014, during which the first outlines of the book’s themes and contents were produced. The work took effect at Studio MDM on 9/15 Marszałkowska Street – former hat shop “Porthos,” but knowledge about the city was also gathered through city trips, walks, and observations "in the field." The book is co-created by people who want to become part of an open editorial workshop and propose their own methods for narrating the city experience. So far, the workshops have been attended by students, artists, architects, urban planners, sociologists, anthropologists, writers, and institutions. In addition to the CCA, also involved in the formation of the guide were the Faculty of Visual Culture Management at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, the Faculty of Architecture at the Warsaw University of Technology, and the Bęc Zmiana New Culture Foundation.
AUTHORS: Tania Arcimovicz, Max Cegielski, Dominik Cudny, Agnieszka Dragon, Christiaan Fruneaux, Edwin Gardner, Konstancja Górska, Sławomir Gzell, Mateusz Halawa, Simone De Iacobis, Michał Jońca, Lubomir Kempka, Małgorzata Kuciewicz and Simone De Iacobis, Joanna Kusiak, Iwona Kurz, Alicja Latkowska, Agnieszka Marcjanna Łukasik, Hoang Minh Hien and Joanna Wasążnik, Magdalena Mosiewicz, Ewa Olszewska, Kaja Pawełek, Anna Piesiewicz, Kacper Pobłocki, Anna Ptak, Rani Al Rajji, Ewa Rudnicka, Agnieszka Szwengier, Joanna Teglund, and Fanny Vaucher.
PICTURES / GRAPHICS: Michał Czarnecki, Jerzy Flisak, Bartosz Górka, Andrzej Górz, Nicolas Grospierre, Edward Hartwig, Mirosław Iringh, Krzysztof Ismonowicz, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Mariusz Jaworski, Artur Klinau, Monika Kozub, Tomasz Łożyński, Maciej Łukasik, Błażej Pindor, Henryk Rosiak, Giampero Sanguigni, Oliwia Seth, Zbyszko Siemaszko, Zbyszko Siemaszko, Jędrzej Sokołowski, Marian Sokołowski, Franciszek Sterczewski, Maria Szwengier-Sukiennik, Martin Waldmeier, Mikołaj Węgier, Andrzej Zborski.