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East Design Days at the Faculty of Architecture of Bialystok University of Technology! We meet on 17-18 November 2022!


Inspiring, creative, factual, revelatory, integrative.
What will East Design Days surprise us with this year?
We will find out already on 17-18 November 2022. We are meeting traditionally at the Faculty of Architecture of Bialystok University of Technology, where a two-day “marathon” with architecture, science, art and business awaits us.
This year’s edition will be held under the motto “New Age Architecture”.


The largest meeting of architects, urban planners and designers in north-eastern Poland. East Design Days is a unique event that creates a platform for dialogue, bringing together charismatic personalities, outstanding scientists, great artists and the business community. It engages manufacturers, investors, local government officials, lecturers and students. It feeds minds and souls. It feeds with inspiration, refreshes with trends and provides unique experiences through lectures, exhibitions, presentations, performative activities and workshops.

Year after year, the organisers of East Design Days raise the bar. This year again they have prepared a diverse programme of events.
Participants can look forward to taking part in dynamic debates on beauty, space, contexts, functions and design technologies.
They have the chance to see live the effects of the work of talented students of the Faculty of Architecture of Bialystok University of Technology, as well as to benefit from the knowledge of renowned architects, among whom will be one of our graduates, arch. Michał Czerwiński (from the WXCA studio), co-creator of the Polish Pavilion at the EXPO World Exhibition in Dubai.
The hit of the event will also be the premiere of a work by our students created under the supervision of Rafał Roskowiński, PhD and an artistic performance.

Programme of East Design Days 2022:

DAY I. 17.11.2022

  • Official opening of East Design Days 2022 – 10.30 -10.50
  • Opening of the “Architecture AI” exhibition – 11.00 -11.30
    The exhibition is the result of a workshop attended by students of the Faculty of Architecture of Bialystok University of Technology. During creative sessions, participants explored artificial intelligence in the depiction of architectural concepts.
    Is artificial imagination able to create?
    To what extent is it dependent on us?
    Does it assist us in creating or does it impose limitations?
    Let’s find out by watching the results of experiments.
    Moderators: Maciej Popławski, MSc – AuReLa Scientific Laboratory, Faculty of Architecture, of Bialystok University of Technology, arch. Bartosz Śliwecki, Faculty of Architecture of Bialystok University of Technology.
  • Premiere of a mural by the Faculty of Architecture of Bialystok University of Technology – godz. 11.30 –12.00
    A mural with an architectural theme will be created as part of East Design Days 2022. Students of graphic design, under the direction of Rafał Roskowiński, PhD, lecturer and creator of murals, will create a concept for the mural during a workshop.
    The mural will be produced and presented at the Faculty of Architecture.
  • Meeting with Czesław Bielecki, PhD, Arch. “How to cope with your own thinking about architecture” – godz. 12.00 – 13.00
  •  Presentation of the Horizontal Focal Point – presentation – godz. 13:15 – 13.45
  • Symposium “New Age Architecture” –  godz. 14.00 – 17.30
    A meeting with representatives of renowned architectural studios, whose work is increasingly becoming part of Polish and world culture.
    Moderator: Adam Jakimowicz, PhD, Eng, Arch., Vice-Dean for Development and Cooperation, Faculty of Architecture, Bialystok University of Technology
    Participants: arch. Przemo Łukasik – Medusa Group, Bytom / Warsaw, arch. Marta Sękulska-Wronska – WXCA, Warsaw, arch. Michał Czerwiński – WXCA, Warsaw
  • Musical and spatial installation: Rhythms of Space – godz. 19.00 – 21.00
    An intimate musical and visual performance with the participation of musicians creating electronic music and dancers experimenting with sound, movement and light, creating a unique experience of space.
    Venue: Faculty Hall
    Organiser and lead artist: Wiktor Klimaszewski
    Performers: bmunylguns (Kuba Rutkowski) – multi-instrumentalist, filmmaker, graphic designer, Zero_null – sound production and post-production, Mateusz Grzybowski – producer and DJ, MARMØ (Franek Jackowski) – producer, live performer, MUTANAUM (Michał Gieniusz) – vocalist, creator, producer, Klimaszewski aka 997 (Wiktor Klimaszewski) – visual artist, dancer and liveactor.

The KanVision Foundation is the artistic patron of the first day.

DAY II. 18.11.2022 r.

  • Conference “Designing in difficult times”. Event co-organised with the Podlaskie District Chamber of Architects
    → session I. godz. 09:00 – 10:30 – “BIM design, laser scanning and photogrammetry – core technologies of the modern design office”
    Moderator: arch. Marcin Marczak – PDOIA President
    Speaker: Łukasz Staśkiewicz – Owner and BIM Manager at STAN DESIGN – 3D Scan & BIM – Mrągowo
    Panellists: Łukasz Staśkiewicz – Stan Design (Mrągowo), Tomasz Perkowski – Unihouse SA, Norbert Lewko – BIM Ally sp. z o.o.
    Topic: You cannot be afraid of modern tools, you need to understand what they are for. OPEN BIM is a database of information for future generations. Our experience and knowledge gained is their baseline. Buildings don’t just have to grow old – they can share valuable information with us if we design them in the right way (especially for city authorities – where it will be possible to accurately calculate investment outlays, minimise collision, and finally observe their operation, which translates into responsible financial management).
    Building information modelling is becoming a standard in developed countries.  
    → session II. godz. 11:00 – 12:30 – “Local plans and urban development”
    Moderator: Adam Jakimowicz, PhD, Eng, Arch., Vice-Dean for Development and Cooperation at the Faculty of Architecture, Bialystok University of Technology, arch. urb. Bartosz Czarnecki
    Introduction: Prof. Piotr Lorens, DSc, PhD, Arch.
    Speaker: Grzegorz Chojnacki, MSc, Arch. (Warsaw) – urban planner, owner of Kanon studio
    Panellists: Adam Musiuk, PhD – Vice-President of the City of Białystok, Grzegorz Chojnacki, MSc, Arch. – Kanon (Warsaw), arch. Katarzyna Jabłońska (Suwałki) – Vice President of PDOIA. Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Warsaw University of Technology. Urban planner and architect, court expert in spatial planning.
    Topics: Lack of local plans caused planning chaos in cities – Can our cities be saved? Creating great conditions for developers has resulted in friendly space for people receding into the background.
    → session III. godz. 13:00 – 14:30 – “How to compete in the architectural market?”
    Moderator: Adam Walicki, President of the Kronenberg Institute
    Speaker: Tomasz Gawron – Gawrzyński, arch. IARP (Wrocław)
    Panellists: arch. Tomasz Gawron – Gawrzyński, arch. Szymon Wojciechowski – APA Wojciechowski (Warsaw), arch. Urszula Gołubowska-Witek – Witek Architekci (Białystok)
    Topics: An architectural studio is not only a place of creation, but also a business venture. The turbulent environment prompts us to look for answers to the following questions: what should we compete with, how can we better organise a design studio, what can be the changes in the conditions of practising the architectural profession, how to promote the brand of an architectural studio, how to use PR in building the reputation of an architect and the reputation of his/her studio?


On 17-18 November we are meeting at East Design Days 2022!
We will experience, explore, experiment.

The event is supported by the City of Białystok.

Organisers: Bialystok University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Elwira Horosz, Resursa Podlaska, Infinity Group, Unitalent, Honorary Consulate of Finland in Białystok

Partners: Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland, Horizontal Contact Point, KAN Vision Foundation, MINI Auto Fus Group, BMW Auto Fus Group, Tobo, Center-Mebel,Złote Spodki,Podlaskie Association of Women Business Owners Business Women Club.

Strategic partner: Marshal’s Office of Podlaskie Voivodeship.

Let’s recall how it was last year!
Check out the photo gallery from East Design Days 2021!

by mz