Family Architecture

Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Art in Public Space Studio, Art Mediation Chair
work made under the supervision of Dr Tomasz Opania


“The wealth of the Wallenberg-Pachaly family  was accumulated over many generations, and  acquiring influence in the city played a significant  role in the process. In its heyday, the  network of family connections reached the  most important municipal institutions and  offices. It was achieved through the proper  division of roles: the sons did business while  the daughters’ role was to marry the right person.  The structure of the family could be likened  to a palace as a building, in which the  majestic façade hides an invisible network  of connections within. Using a chalk line  and a cable tracker, I bring this subcutaneous  layer out in order to subject it to analysis  and revaluation.”


photo: Wojciech Chrubasik