A co-author of the Centrala designers’ task force, Jakub Szczęsny is still one of Poland’s few designers to go freely beyond the framework of architecture towards art and design. He uses that expanded scope as a testing ground for confrontations with the spatial, social and political contexts, as well as with scale, technical and administrative solutions. Each of his projects is a separate story involving a number of people: residents, clerks, coworkers, specialists, sponsors, allies, enthusiasts, sometimes artists. Designing is thus mostly about communicating, identifying the point of departure, collecting information, filtering, selecting, searching for one’s own ideas and inspirations, persuading, inspecting, waiting, sometimes developing, some other times – continuing to wait. Looking for solutions to specific problems, extreme starting conditions or experimental assumptions connects seemingly contradictory poles – the rational technological calculation and the pragmatic response to what probably only exists in imagination and remains a pure fantasy or temptation.