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Supervisor in the Doctoral School

dr. hab. Piotr Jędrzejewski

Faculty of Interior Architecture, Design and Stage Design, Design Departament, Kinetic Design Studio

Biographical note

Born in 1964 in Wrocław. Studied at the Department of Industrial Design in PWSSP/ASP in Wrocław. Degree in designing industrial forms in 1989. Defence of postdoctoral dissertation in 2012 at the Faculty of Industrial Forms at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Right now, he is head of the Kinetic Design atelier and head of the Design Department.

He works with design, spatial moving objects that can be categorised as kinetic sculpture, and exhibited, among others, in Ravenna, Wiesbaden, Edinburg, London, Jakarta, Bandung, Stratford and Montreux. Works in the following collections: Lower-Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, Copernicus Science Centre, the MAD Museum Stratford, Edwin’s Gallery Jakarta.

  1. Kinetic object off you go realized for Sculpture in Search of a Place collective exhibition at the zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw – 2020
  2. Design and implementation of the kinetic promotional object Second life of a bottle for the producer Woda Żywiec, co-author: Renata Bonter-Jędrzejewska - 2017
  3. Design and implementation of the Copernicus kinetic object for the Wrocław Airport - 2016
  4. Body design of the MATV G10 armored vehicle on the Mercedes Unimog chassis for the Germaz Automobile House – 2010
  5. Design and implementation of the Moths kinetic educational object visualizing the phenomenon of light polarization for the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw - 2010

Language of consultations
Polish, English

Characteristic of the projects and research in which the PhD student is to be subsumed

The research that I am currently conducting concerns the area of kinetic art. As understood by me, it is based on the synergy of art, experience and technical intuition. I am also interested in the relationship between "pure" art and design. In order for an artistic kinetic object to remain in motion reliably, it is necessary to comply with many strict rules. Project experience and a methodical approach ensure success to a large extent.
Visual arts have also repeatedly been a reference to the issues of learning and understanding the world, translating (or trying to translate) scientific or philosophical issues into a specific language of forms, colors, rhythms, textures, and also movement.
I expect from the doctoral student skills and experience in the field of artistic activities, as well as curiosity about design issues.

Characteristic of didactic cooperation between the supervisor and the PhD student:

I would expect a PhD student to become involved, to some extent, in the activities of the Kinetic Design Studio at the Department of Design. I would also like a doctoral student to prepare and conduct a half-semester course at the Master's degree studies.