Jacek Gądecki is a sociologist and ethnographer. He has graduated from the Institute for Sociology, Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun. He currently holds a position with the Department for Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.
Gądecki’s academic interests include the anthropology of architecure (he has published a book entitled Architektura i tożsamość (Architecture and Identity, Torun, 2005), urban anthropology and sociology, especially questions of social spaces, economy of culture, and architecture as such. Jacek Gądecki has been a participant in the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation and the CUNY programs for researchers. Following research undertaken as part of these programs, he has written Za Murami. Osiedla grodzone w Polsce – analiza dyskursu (Behind Walls: Gated Communities in Poland – a Discourse Analysis) (Wroclaw, 2009). He is currently working in the I love NH project, which studies the gentrification potential of the Nowa Huta district of Krakow.