Urban Forms Foundation continues to raise the bar with their public art projects. The newest project “Orgarna 2.0 was put together by Urban forms and took place in Old town of Gdansk Poland. The artists included Mariusz M-city Waras, Daniel Chazme, Krzysztof Syruć Proembrion, Wojciech Otecki, Bartek Świątecki Pener, Cekas, Adam Romuald Kłodecki, Maciej Pakalski, Adam Cieślak. The renovation of this are was important to the city and Urban Forms, as a result of the destruction in world war 2 the neighborhood had become neglected. Urban Forms with the help of the City as renovated this important street to its former glory with the help of some of Poland’s own rising contemporaries. What has taken place in Poland the last couple years is impressive, a thriving public art culture and rising artists who also have studied in architecture and urbanization, have fused these studies with their history of painting graffiti and now have become key catalysts in rebuilding Poland. Another great project from Urban Forms and the Polish artists.


Ogarna Street is one of the main and longest streets of the Gdansk Old Town, it also plays a crucial role as regards city transport. Before the Second World War, Ogarna Street was a thriving and lively place inhabited mostly by merchants and craftsmen. Together with the Long Lane (Długa) and the Long Market (Długi Targ), it was one of the three direct routes to Granary Island (Wyspa Spichrzów) through the Cow Gate (Krowia Barama) and a drawbridge over Motlawa River.

The Second World War brought about destruction of most parts of Gdansk, including Ogarna Street. Despite many renovations, Ogarna’s pre-war charm and atmosphere could not be recovered.

OGARNA 2.0 project is a complex and multilayered revitalisation of Ogarna Street. The main goals of the project are: renovation of chosen elevation parts and decorating them with artistic arrangements; building greens and elements of small architecture; organising and coordinating events and actions that will integrate inhabitants of Ogarna Street into the process of revitalisation and earn their support for the project. As result of the project OGARNA 2.0, the currently ugly, forgotten street in the very heart of Gdansk Old Town will regain its earlier beauty and charm.

The project OGARNA 2.0 is realised by Urban Forms Foundation from Lodz in cooperation with the City of Gdansk. The process of project’s realisation was very unique – it was based on direct and close cooperation of the City of Gdansk, Urban Forms Foundation and local citizens from Ogarna Street’s community housing.

Invited artists:

Mariusz M-city Waras
Daniel Chazme
Krzysztof Syruć
Wojciech Otecki
Bartek Świątecki
Adam Romuald Kłodecki
Maciej Pakalski
Adam Cieślak