It was April 4th 1960. The realm of the Polish cinematic art scene became divided in how to represent the nation’s painful recent history. In the aftermath of unmeasurable destruction and hardship as Poland became Europe’s battlefield, the filmmakers faced challenges in preserving the memory of suffering and reflecting the moods of their society.
This is not our usual 'Artefact'. Where last year, these pages were dedicated to beloved objects of the BK City staff members, the editorial team wants to approach it somewhat differently this year. We aim to examine the artefacts of architecture and planning in the broader world that surrounds our faculty. As inauguration of this concept, we examine fragments from old editions of Bnieuws that date back to the 60s, 70s and 80s. These old editions, stored at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, are a fantastic insight into the world that our faculty used to be. The hand drawn comics and illustrations from these historic editions were used to create the cover of this edition.
About ten years ago, at the dawn of my pubescence, there was one pastime you could often find me and my peers doing. It wasn't trying to charm girls. It certainly wasn't sporting. It wasn't even gaming (though I did plenty of that too). It was spending time on the internet, and it was glorious.
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