The public-pools research explores the history, form, social, and cultural aspects of the swimming pool as an architectural type. The research is organized as a catalog of the New York City public pools and collection of drawings, photographs, and writings highlighting broader issues related to urban waters. The pool serves as a device to engage specific aspects of public space and architectural invention while revealing the undercurrents of urban policy.
Karolina Czeczek is an architect and educator based in New York. She is a principal at Only If— architecture office and a critic at Yale School of Architecture. Her work operates at the intersection of architectural and urban scales. Karolina previously worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam and Hong Kong. She holds M.Arch degree in architecture and urban design, from Yale University and the Cracow University of Technology. She is a Fulbright Scholar and registered architect in the Netherlands and Poland. www.only-if.com
Anna Morgowicz is a photographer based in New York. She holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Wroclaw, a BFA in photography from the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava, Czech Republic and MPS from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Anna also studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and worked at Magnum Photos. In 2019, she created photographic documentation of the Post - War Modern architecture in Wroclaw, for the book “Całe Morze Budowania” written by Dr Agata Gabiś, and published by The Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, Poland. annamorgowicz.com