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Murawski, M. 2019. The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Skyscraper, Capitalist Warsaw, and a City Transfixed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press (New Anthropologies of Europe Series). 

Murawski, M. 2015. Kompleks Pałacu.
Polish-language monograph, translated by Ewa Klekot, Warsaw: Museum of Warsaw Press.

Edited Volumes and Special Issues

Murawski, M. and Jonathan Bach (eds.), 2020. Re-Centring the City: Global Mutations of Socialist ModernityUCL Press.

Murawski, M. (ed.). 2018. Зарядьеология. Thematic block of Городские Исследованиа и Практики - Urban Research and Practices (Vol. 2, No. 4), pp. 71-104.


Murawski, M. and Kravchuk, D. (eds), 2018. Portal Zaryadye. Moscow: Moscow Museum of Architecture. Exhibition Catalogue.

Murawski, M. and Rendell. J (eds). 2017. Re-Activating the Social Condenser: A Century of Revolution-via-Architecture. A special issue of The Journal of Architecture (Vol. 22. No. 3) marking the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution. 

Journal Articles and Book Chapters 

Murawski, M., 2020. “Wild Capitalisms: The Political Ecology of The Post-Socialist City”. Published on PiraMMMida.life, edited by Denis Maksimov, Maria Mileeva and Michał Murawski, July 2020. 

Murawski, M. 2020. “Парк Культуры Tree: Архитектура, Реальность и Колониальность в собянинской Москве” (Тhe Park of Culture T(h)ree: Architecture, Reality and Coloniality in Sobaynin’s Moscow). Новое литературное обозрение 160 (1). 

Murawski, M. 2020. “Zofia Kulik's Palace Complex: Revealing the Complexity of Closed Form (Filling It With Her Own Madness)”. In Agata Jakubowska (ed.), Zofia Kulik: Methodology, My Love. Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art.

Bach, J. and Murawski, M. 2020. “Introduction: Towards a Political Morphology of Undead Urban Forms”. In Murawski, M., Bach. J. (eds.), 2020. Re-Centring the City: Global Urban Mutations and Post-Socialist Modernity. London: UCL Press.

Murawski, M. 2020. “Palatial Socialism, or Still-Socialist Centrality in Warsaw”. In Murawski, M., Bach. J. (eds.), 2020. Re-Centring the City: Global Urban Mutations and Post-Socialist Modernity. London: UCL Press.

Murawski, M. 2019. "Repairing Russia". In Francisco Martinez (ed.), Repair, Brokenness, Breakthrough: Ethnographic Responses. New York: Berghahn. Forthcoming.

Murawski, M. 2018. "Actually-Existing Success: Economics, Aesthetics and the Specificity of Still-Socialist Urbanism". Comparative Studies in Society and History, 60(4): 907-937.

Murawski, M., 2018. "Marxist Morphologies: A materialist critique of brute materialities, flat infrastructures, fuzzy property and complexified cities". Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, 82 (2018): 16-34. 

Murawski, M., Shipley, J.W., Von Zinnenburg Carroll, K. 2018. "The Art of Dissident Domesticity: King Prempeh, Julian Assange and Ethnographic Conceptualism in the Prison House".  Social Text, 35(2). In press.

Murawski, M. and Rendell, J. 2017. "Preface: The Social Condenser. A Century of Revolution Through Architecture, 1917-2017". The Journal of Architecture, 22 (3). 

Murawski, M. 2017. "Introduction: Crystallising the Social Condenser". The Journal of Architecture, 22 (3).

Murawski, M. 2017. "The Palace Complex: A Stalinist Social Condenser in a Capitalist City". The Journal of Architecture, 22 (3).

Murawski, M. and Rendell, J. 2017. "Interview with Alexey Ginzburg and Natalya Shilova". The Journal of Architecture, 22 (3).

Murawski, M. 2017. "Radical Centres: The Political Morphology of Monumentality in Warsaw and Johannesburg"Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture.

Murawski, M. 2016. ‘Big Affects: Size, Sex and Stalinist ‘Architectural Power’ in Post-Socialist Warsaw’ in Elements of Architecture: Assembling Archaeology, Affect and The Performance of Building Spaces, Tim Flohr Sørensen and Mikel Bille (eds.), London: Routledge. 

Murawski, M. 2013. ‘Palaceology, or Palace-as-Methodology: Ethnographic Conceptualism, Total Urbanism and a Stalinist Skyscraper in Warsaw’, Laboratorium: Russian Review of Social Research. Special Issue on ‘ethnographic conceptualism’,5(2):56-83, Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov (ed.).

Murawski, M. 2012. ‘Cosmopolitan Architecture: “Deviations” from Stalinist Aesthetics and the Making of Twenty-First Century Warsaw’, in Caroline Humphrey and Vera Skvirskaya (eds.) Post-Cosmopolitan Cities, London: Berghahn. 

Murawski, M. 2011. ‘Inappropriate Object: Warsaw and the Stalin Era Palace of Culture after the Smolensk Catastrophe’, Anthropology Today, 27(4): 5-11

Murawski, M. 2011. ‘From Iconicity to Dominationality: The Palace of Culture and Science in Contemporary Warsaw’. Informationen zur Modernen Stadtgeschichte. 2:56-69. 

Murawski, M. 2009. ‘(A)political Buildings: Ideology, Memory and Warsaw’s ‘Old’ Town’, Docomomo Proceedings 2 (May 2009).

Amrith, M., Johnson, J., Martin, D., Murawski, M. and Nelms, T. 2008/2009.  ‘Harvesting Failure in the Field: An Ethnographic Apprenticeship in Coping with the Unexpected’, Cambridge Anthropology 28(1):61-83.  

Book reviews
Murawski, M. 2014. “Taming the Wild in the City”. Review essay of Carol Jerolmack, The Global Pigeon. European Journal of Sociology 55(2):562-566.

Murawski, M. 2011. Review of Gisa Weszkalnys, Berlin Alexanderplatz: Transforming Place in a Unified Germany. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 17(4).

Other writing

Michał Murawski, 2020. "Mutations of publicness: from the social condenser to social distancing"Tank Magazine, No. 84, Fall/Winter 2020. 

Michał Murawski, 2020. "Palace of Culture". An essay on Hammersmith's Polish Social-Cultural Centre (POSK), in Owen Hatherley (ed.), The Alternative Guide to the London BoroughsLondon: Open House. 

Michał Murawski, 2020. "Undoing Global Categories and Pyramidal Power Structures". In Arts of the Working ClassNo. 13, September.  

Maria Mileeva, Denis Maksimov, Michał Murawski, David Roberts, 2020. "Cyber-PiraMMMida: Exposing Fake Horizontals and Perverting Power Verticals". Strelka Magazine, 9 July. 

Michał Murawski, 2019. "A Still-Socialist Palace in a Leftless Country". An Excerpt from The Palace Complex. Strelka Magazine, 1 October.

Michał Murawski, 2019. Vertical Horizontalism and Green Revolution in Tatarstan. Calvert Journal, 8 August.


Michał Murawski, 2019. Op-Ed on the Ivan Golunov Affair. Newsweek, 14 June.

Michał Murawski, 2018. "My Street: Moscow is Getting a Makeover, and the Rest of Russia is Next". Calvert Journal, 29 May. 

Michał Murawski, 2018. «Zaryadyology/Зарядьеология». Dialog Isskustv/Dialogue of the Arts Journal, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, April 2018. 

Michał Murawski and Agata Pyzik, 2018. 'Vogue Poland: Why the iconic magazine's first Polish cover has proven so controversial'. Calvert Journal, 15 Feb.

Michał Murawski, 2017. Interview with former Mayor of Moscow (in Russian): При Лужкове такого не было. Бывший мэр Москвы рассказал Forbes о парке Зарядье и переселении москвичей. Forbes Russia, 11 October. 

Michał Murawski,  2017. "Revolution and the Social Condenser: How Soviet Architects Sought a Radical New Society". Strelka Magazine, 28 September. 

Michał Murawski, 2017. "Outrage: From Moscow to London, Promises About New Homes Are Disguising Cynical Expropriation". Architectural Review, ​25 September.  

Michał Murawski and Anya Shevchenko, 2017. "Zaryadye Park: A Report from the Opening of Moscow's New Urban Wilderness". Calvert Journal, 19 September. 

Michał Murawski, 2017. "Towers of Power" (on Trumpitecture in Odessa and Batumi). Calvert Journal, 3 January. 

Michał Murawski, 2016. "Letter from: In Search of Progressive Architecture at the Venice Biennale". Calvert Journal, 29 July.

Michał Murawski, 2016 "Arch of History: What the Ruins of Palmyra Reveal About Conflicting Visions of East and West". Calvert Journal, 9 June. 

Michał Murawski, 2015. ‘Centring the FRINGE’. SSEES Research Blog, 16 December. 

Michał Murawski, 2015. 'Pałac Kotów i Sokołów'. Dwutygodnik  163. 

Michał Murawski, 2012. 'Power Tower'. Fulcrum (Architectural Association). 50:1.

Michał Murawski, 2012, 'Czym jest architektura XXI wieku w Warszawie?' in Cos Ktore Nadchodzi: Architektura XXIWieku/That Something on the Horizon:  Architecture of the 21st Century, Warsaw: Fundacja Bec Zmiana.

Maciej Czeredys and Michał Murawski,  2011. ‘The Knotted Archiblabla’ in The Knot: An Experiment in Contemporary Artin Public Urban Space, Berlin: Jovis.

Michał Murawski, 2011. ‘Continuity Street Versus the Palace of Rupture’ in  Anatomy of A Street: Warsaw, Warsaw: Fundacja Bec Zmiana.

Michał Murawski, 2010. ‘Warszawa Juz sie Pałacyzuje’. Kultura Liberalna 24 (74).


Михал Муравски: «Мы переносим теории и эстетику с постсоветского Востока на остальной мир — в предельно извращенном виде». Interview by Asya Belousova, Project Russia, 3.7.2020. 


"Join our Pyramid Scheme". Interview with Michał Murawski on SSEES Research Blog, 8.7.2020.  

"Podcast on Russian urbanism, power and the city. With Owen Hatherley, Michał Murawski and Anya Shevchenko". The Calvert Journal, June 2020. 

"De La Villette à la High Line, comment la « condensation sociale » a influencé les grands parcs". Interview by Isabelle Hennebelle, Le Monde Cities. 26.4.2020.

"Inside Warsaw's fixation on the Palace of Culture and Science, the socialist skyscraper in a capitalist city". Interview by Samuel Goff. The Calvert Journal. 19.8.2019.

"Poland's Palace of Dreams". Interview by Owen Hatherley. Tribune Magazine. 6.7.2019.

"Studying Zarydye Park". Feature about Zaryadyology in IQ.HSE. 1.2.2019.

"She's rethinking the shape of Russian cities. Next stop - the world?" Cited in Ozy.com article by Dan Peleschuk. 28.01.2019.

"Zivilisierende Parklandschaften". Cited in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2.01.2019.

"Mean About Town: Michał Murawski, anthropologist of architecture at UCL". 30-minute interview on Worlds Apart with Oskana Boyko. RT, 29 November 2018.

"Михал Муравски. От Зарядья до Шартаяа. Чего не хватает нашим паркам.". 25-minute interview on Ekaterinburg TV, 12 November 2018.

"Poland: A Hundred Years of History". Discussion on Start the Week with Amol Rajan, BBC Radio 4, 12 November 2018. 

"Park Zaryadye: A Portal Into Heaven or Hell?"/Парк Заряьдье: Портал в ад или в рай?" Hour-long discussion on Radio Liberty TV/Радио Свобода TV. 4 November 2018. 

"How Russia is Transforming Moscow". Interview with The National, CBC News, 10 October 2018.

"Moscow With an Accent: Warsaw/Москва с акцентом: Варшава." Moscow 24 TV. 9 September 2018. 

"What a campaign to revive Russia’s urban spaces means for civil society". Cited in Charlemagne Column, The Economist, 9 August 2018. 
"Politics and Aesthetics of Putin's Russia as Seen Through Diller, Scofidio and Renfro's Zaryadye Park". Cited in review of Portal Zaryadye exhibition in Strelka Magazine by Alexandra Tumarkina, 6 August 2018.

"Pick of the Week: Portal Zaryadye". Review of Portal Zaryadye exhibition in Arforum by Christiana Bonin, 29 July 2018.

"The Social Condenser and Socialist Urban Planning." Serious Science Podcast. 11 June 2018.

"Designing a Russian Public". Cited in feature by Stephen Zacks, Art in America, 30 May 2018. 

"Research in Socialist Cities." Serious Science Podcast. 24 May 2018. 

"Putin's Park". BBC World Service, Global Business Program. 3 December 2017.

"Palace II". Stories from the East and West Podcast, Culture.pl. October 2017.

"World Have Your Say". BBC World Service, April 2016.
Speaking on the wartime destruction and reconstruction of Warsaw and Palmyra (35:40 onwards). 

"Re-Activating the Social Condenser". UCL Urban Lab Podcast, May 2015.

"Dissident Domesticity". School of Advanced Study Podcast, February 2015. 

"New Old Town". 99% Invisible Podcast, February 2013.

"Płyta Pałacu Kultury Zgrzyta", Polskie Radio 1, July 2014 (in Polish)

A Walk Around the Palace of Culture, Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, October 2011 (in Polish)

Archigadanina #1 (Archiblahblah #1), Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, July 2010 (in Polish)

Archigadanina #2 (Archiblahblah #2), Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, July 2010 (in Polish)

Archigadanina #3 (Archiblahblah #3), Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, July 2010 (in Polish)


Dr Michał Murawski

Lecturer in Critical Area Studies 

Room 506, School of Slavonic and East European Studies

University College London

16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW

United Kingdom 

Tel. +44 (0)20 7679 8759