AutoportretA Quarterly on good space

In Autoportret we talk about space as culture. We deal with the relationship between architecture and power, the anthropology of space, the social aspects of building, materiality and climate catastrophe. By analysing space, we participate in a conversation about the state of the world and the human condition.

Autoportret has been published quarterly since 2002 and is interdisciplinary in nature. The issues are themed and the topics are linked by spatial features, with space understood literally – physically, but also metaphorically. We look for meanings that are captured in architecture and urban planning and ask what they can say about us.

In a world off-balance, we search for signs of change, for tools – including architectural tools – to limit the catastrophic impact of humans on the planet, for a new hope.


We make almost all the articles from the issues fully available online in our archive*

* with the exception of texts and illustrations
where contracts do not allow it


Ministerstwo Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego
Co-financed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage from the Culture Promotion Fund - a state special purpose fund
Visegrad Fund
Financial support of some issues: International Visegrad Fund
Bęc Zmiana
Fundacja Bęc Zmiana
Narodowy Instytut Architektury i Urbanistyki


Małopolski Instytut Kultury w Krakowie, instytucja kultury Województwa Małopolskiego


Publisher's address:Małopolski Instytut Kultury
w Krakowie, ul. 28 Lipca 1943 17c
30–233 Kraków
Contact with the editorial
+48 12 422 18 84 / 631 30 70 / 631 31 75
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