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Scholarship of Design
Development Aid from Socialist Poland:
Knowledge Transfer and Education on Tropical Architecture and Planning for Developing Countries
Alicja Gzowska & Piotr Bujas
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The aim of this paper is to examine a broad scope of third world–oriented training and scientific initiatives conducted in Poland as part of a global specialist network, locating those initiatives within a broader context of socialist development aids politics. To address the complex technoscientific construction of othering we discuss the research centers that supported work abroad, the forms of professional education delivered by Polish specialists abroad or by students from developing countries studying in Poland, and the international development assistance programs that formed the main framework for research into tropical design, planning, and construction.

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