Michał Murawski

Michał Murawski is an anthropologist of architecture. He is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Critical Area Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, and a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2014. His publications include the forthcoming book Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw and a City Transfixed (Indiana University Press, 2019) and (co-edited with Jane Rendell), A Century of the Social Condenser, 1917- 2017, a special issue of The Journal of Architecture (2017). His current book project focuses on architectural aesthetics, contemporary art and municipal politics in Putin-era Moscow. He has published in scholarly and media outlets including Third Text: Critical Studiesin Contemporary Art and Culture, Comparative Studies in Society and History, Anthropology Today, Social Text, Laboratorium, Focaal, The Calvert Journal, Strelka Magazine, Forbes and The Architectural Review. In 2018, he co-curated the exhibition Portal Zaryadye – featuring 18 new works by Russian artists exploring the relationship between architecture, politics and ecology in contemporary Russia – at the State Shchusev Museum of Architecture in Moscow.