In Autumn 2009 the RIBA Trust and Arup will host a major programme of exhibitions and talks focussed on Poland.

They will look at its buildings spaces and cities and examine how they are designed, shaped and adapted by architects, artists and the people who live in and use them - reflecting the realities, history, identity and ambitions of a country undergoing massive change.

Highlights of the season include a lecture by Daniel Libeskind on the post-war culture paradigm, the first UK display of the Polish Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai expo by rising star practice Natalia Paszkowska and Marcin Mostafa, Christien, Kerez’s Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and the extraordinary houses of Robert Konieczny.

Also on display will be the a magnificent 8m long pink and white knitted model of the longest housing block in Europe (860m), Falowiec in Gdansk.

The talks programme also includes Joseph Rykwert on Polish cities since the fall of communism, Tony Fretton on his recently opened British Embassy in Warsaw and a new wave of Polish talent Aleksandra Wasilkowska and Joanna Rajkowska.