Wieliczka Poland | 2006

This documentary focuses on the monumentalization of industry and how an industrial landscape can become embedded with cultural value. The subterranean Wieliczka mine has been in continuous operation for over one thousand years, forming a tangible timeline of history as artists, architects, and mine workers through different eras have carved and sculpted historical figures, religious icons, and spaces of public significance in the salt, preserving a network of cultural and historic traces as they mine the industrial landscape. For its simultaneous historic, cultural and industrial significance, the mine is one of the original UNESCO world heritage sites.

Sponsored by: 
Harvard University Druker Research Fellowship