Anatomy of a Street is an on-going research project portraying epicenters of accelerated urban transformations: a comparative investigation of ‘high streets’ from Warsaw, Bratislava, Pécs, Budapest and Paddigton (London).

Focusing on urban development and regeneration, the project explores the fluidly changing relationship of the public, the private and the corporate; the interactions of the top-down and bottom-up organizational processes thematically through mapping local communities, migration, gentrification, local businesses and industries, food production and contribution as well as diverse traditions and new cultural enterprises. Based on an international and interdisciplinary platform, Anatomy of a Street attempts to connect different discursive fields and disciplines as well as networks belonging to different geographical locations, cultures and histories between eastern and western Europe after the cold war.


Curated by Eszter Steierhoffer & Levente Polyak


photo by Emőke Kerekes


Anatomy of a Street is supported by the European Capital of Culture - Pécs 2010 and the International Visegrad Fund, in collaboration with the Hungarian Cultural Centre and the KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre in Budapest, British Council Budapest and the Church Street Neighbourhood Centre in London. Screenings by no.w.here and the Free Cinema School in London were organised in collaboration with The Egware Road Project of the Serpentine Gallery. The London exhibition was part of the International Architecture Showcase organised by the British Council and The Architecture Foundation for the LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE 2010. The Budapest, Bratislava and Warsaw events were supported by the International Visegrad Fund and the Erste Stiftung, and organised by the KÉK - Contemporary Architecture Centre,  the Bęc Zmiana Foundation and the Slovak University of Technology.