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Welcome to “Przekrój”!

In case you’re wondering where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help—“Przekrój” (pronounced “p-SHEH-crooy”) is the oldest society and culture magazine in Poland, now available in English.

“Przekrój” Magazine brings English-speaking readers some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in the fields of wellbeing, art, literature, science, ecology, philosophy, psychology, and more. Take a break from the speed and intensity of the daily news and join us!

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19 results
Magazine
Magazine
Magazine / society
Beauty and Utility
Beauty and Utility
Magazine / society

William Morris was a man of many talents – among which he revived traditional British textile arts and popularized socialist ideas in Victorian society.

Agnieszka Drotkiewicz

Magazine / society
Hurricane-Proof Homes
Hurricane-Proof Homes
Magazine / society

America’s coastal cities are already threatened by hurricanes, and global warming will only make this worse. How can architects adapt to this reality?

Zygmunt Borawski

Magazine / society
Touch the Earth Lightly
Touch the Earth Lightly
Magazine / society

In the village of Yirrkala, on the Gulf of Carpentaria, stands a striking house. Designed by the architect Glenn Murcutt it pays homage to the cultural heritage of its Aboriginal inhabitant.

Zygmunt Borawski

Reading / society
Our Favourite Architecture From the ‘New East’
Our Favourite Architecture From the ‘New East’
Reading / society

As we reach the end of the 2010s, “Przekrój” looks back on our favourites of the last decade. Here, we give a subjective overview of the best architectural designs realized in Central and Eastern Europe.

Zygmunt Borawski

Magazine / society
The Home of Happy Orphanhood
The Home of Happy Orphanhood
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In the 1960s, an attempt was made to create the perfect children’s home in Amsterdam. Today, there are no orphanages in the Netherlands, but Aldo van Eyck’s great architecture remains.

Zygmunt Borawski

Magazine / culture
Neurons Take Over
Neurons Take Over
Magazine / culture

As humans, we all experience emotions between ourselves. Yet how is it that some inanimate objects – buildings and other feats of architectural design – can also influence our mood?

Łukasz Stępnik

Reading / society
Unspecified Bodies in Movement
Unspecified Bodies in Movement
Reading / society

The Italian architect Carlo Mollino lived a long life where he pursued many passions. He designed a number of extraordinary buildings in his native Turin, as well as finding time to create a collection of Polaroid nudes and bring to life a record-breaking sports car.

Zygmunt Borawski

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Shall We Meet at Half Past Lust, or a Quarter to Folly?
Shall We Meet at Half Past Lust, or a Quarter to Folly?
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A Polish artist and graphic designer reflects on his connection with Raymond Peynet’s illustrated ‘lovers’, whose naive simplicity shaped his own vision of love.

Maurycy Gomulicki

Magazine / society
Space Mess
Space Mess
Magazine / society

When we think of space stations, it’s tempting to imagine meticulous Kubrickian interiors. The reality is something much more chaotic.

Zygmunt Borawski

Magazine / culture
Life in a Sealed Jar
Life in a Sealed Jar
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Closed terrariums are currently in vogue for urban gardeners, but their history runs all the way back to 19th-century botany.

Joanna Dobkowska

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