Nataša Danilović Hristić, Keynoter

CHALLENGES IN ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN AND ART

7-8 June 2019 Conference
4-14 December 2019 Exhibition

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology

Relationship of urban planning and decision making and the impact on the quality of proposals

Nataša Danilović Hristić, Marija Lalošević

ABSTRACT

Raising the quality of life in the city as well as the protection of the public interest and sustainable urban living goals, in the broadest possible sense supposed to be in the focus of all participants in the planning and designing process. In contemporary urban planning practice in Serbia, it became rare when the sphere of politics completely believes and overhangs to the professionals and experts to provide adequately solutions, without interfering and imposing of own interest. Also, there are common examples of the absence of the public support to the planned changes in the urban area. Even when economic interest is not in the foreground, but plan primarily concerns the shaping of public space and supplement with adequate facilities, there may be differences in the perception of the site characteristics and its potentials. Despite the formal respect of statutory procedures, if the goal is implementation of in advance determined decisions, the role of the planning is denied and negated, and participation is tantamount to formalism. The Authors give an insight to the personal experience, the parallel work on several urban plans, similar to the characteristics of the site and dominant engagement of the public interest, noting the large differences in the freedom of the professional team to provide their complete vision of space. This leads to the conclusion that it is far better if the sphere of politics recognizes only the basic programme and key needs in the space and have no other ideas, especially those of the revolutionary and megalomaniac manner, that sometimes have only purpose to symbolize ‘their’ era.

Nataša Danilović Hristić, KEYNOTER

Nataša Danilović Hristić is research in position Research Associate in the Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia.
She has a PhD from the Faculty of Architecture,  University of Belgrade.
She was employed 2001-2017  in the Urban Planning Institute of Belgrade, Manager of Detailed Planning Department and Technical Director. She realized more than 30 detailed plans and spatial analysis as a team leader and in the cooperation.
She has professional licenses for architectural design and urban planning.
Nataša regularly participate in conferences and publishing in professional and scientific magazines.
Published books ‘’Urban Land in Process of Transition’’ (2002, Zadužbina Andrejević – ACADEMIA, Belgrade), ‘’Safety of Urban Spaces’’ (2013, Orion Art, Belgrade), ”The Latest Aspects of Planning the Special Purpose Areas in Serbia – Experiences and Recommendations” (co-author, 2017, IAUS).

Keynoters

CHALLENGES IN ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN AND ART

7-8 June 2019 Conference
4-14 December 2019 Exhibition

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology

Stahl Stenslie, KEYNOTER

Architectures of the Emergent Real
Architectures between Heaven and Hell

Leonidas Koutsoumpos, KEYNOTER

Challenging Ethics in the Urban Sphere

nataŠa danilović hristić, KEYNOTER

Relationship of Urban Planning and Decision Making and the Impact on the Quality of Proposals

MiloŠ Jovanović, KEYNOTER

Cryptogeometry: From Tweets to Hash Functions in Reporting the Construction Progress

Stahl Stenslie, Keynoter

CHALLENGES IN ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN AND ART

7-8 June 2019 Conference
4-14 December 2019 Exhibition

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology

Architectures of the Emergent Real
Architectures between heaven and hell

Dr. Stahl Stenslie

ABSTRACT

Future fantasies from a blurry past are starting to emerge, leaking into our everyday lives in ways different from what we might want. It comes to little surprise that the impacts of digital technologies are starting to have real life consequences. Yet, our digital, next future is emerging as an Event Horizon from which there might be no escape.
So what are their impacts really about? How will they affect our lives, urban lifestyles, our homes, mobility patterns and society at large? Which societal processes will shape our new aesthetics, architectural tendencies and next functionalism? Which realities are emerging? Which consequences will they have? What are the emergencies in this Emergent Real?
These questions are pressing as the world tend to develop in ways unforeseen, even in ways impossible to foresee. For the digital paradigm shift in our everyday lives comes not alone, but in a great combo mixed in with with global warming, faltering ecologies, depleted resources, mass conflicts and mass migration. To mention a few of many dystopian parameters. But also the utopian aspects are massive.
Situated at the crossroads between speculative architectural psychology, somaesthetics and mentalism, the paper looks into how the new generation of Millenials produce their very own perception of space. They construct their lives increasingly in the virtual space of online, social media. These are representational spaces, but, put in the formula of Lefebvre, simultaneously lived and real spaces. This emergent real provides material to build new responsive and interactive architectures, heaven to some, hell to others.

Stahl Stenslie, KEYNOTER

Artist, curator and researcher specializing in experimental and interactive spaces, embodied and disruptive technologies. He has a PhD from The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Keywords of his practice are emerging architectures, somaesthetics, unstable media and transgressive aesthetics. He has been exhibiting and lecturing at major international events (ISEA, DEAF, Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH) and moderated symposiums like Ars Electronica (Next Sex), ArcArt and Oslo Lux.
For nearly two decades Stahl has worked as professor of arts (Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Aalborg University). Currently he heads the R&D department at Arts for Young Audiences Norway.
Stahl has published widely on topics related to architecture, interactive spaces, arts and perception, co-founded The Journal of Somaesthetics (somaesthetics.aau.dk) and is the editor of EE – Experimental Emerging Art magazine (www.eejournal.no).

 www.stenslie.net

Leonidas Koutsoumpos, Keynoter

CHALLENGES IN ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN AND ART

7-8 June 2019 Conference
4-14 December 2019 Exhibition

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology

Challenging Ethics in the Urban Sphere

Leonidas Koutsoumpos

ABSTRACT

“The city is not its own master.”
Richard Sennett, The Open City

This paper shall challenge the sustainability of urban sphere through a case of moral geography in the urban environment of Athens, Greece. It will focus on a particular anomaly that exist in the street pattern of a small area in the city’s downtown, in the wider neighbourhood of Exarcheia. If Athens has been associated as the capital of economic depression, the neighbourhood of Exarcheia is well known as the core of resistance and activism in the city. At the same time, though, Exarcheia, even before the crisis, has always been infamous for political riots, drugs and social misbehave.

The paper will make a historical overview of the urban development of the area and will present two different notions of ethics that manifest themselves in the urban development of the area: The first is the outcome of a designing actor, through a top down approach that takes place through a deliberate design that results in a ‘drawboard’ way of development of the city. The second is a spontaneous way of developing the city, impromptu, without a pre-existing plan and for this it follows a bottom down approach. The argument is that these two concepts of ethics are in constant confrontation and the result of which can become visible in the urban fabric. These two notions of ethics will present a case study where it becomes obvious that the city is the place of friction, conflict and confrontation that takes place in the public realm.

Leonidas Koutsoumpos, KEYNOTER

Leonidas Koutsoumpos is assistant professor of Theory in Architectural Design at the School of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, teaching design studio and theoretical courses. He has also taught in Patras, Greece and Edinburgh, Scotland. He graduated in Athens, where he also accomplished a postgraduate degree in theory and philosophy of architecture. Being awarded a fellowship by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation he accomplished his Doctoral Degree in Architecture at the University of Edinburgh. His PhD was awarded the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) Presidents’ Award for Research, Outstanding PhD Thesis 2009. His research has been exploring theoretical and practical aspects of architectural design through philosophical and ethnomethodological studies. He is a registered architect in Greece and he is actively practicing architecture.

ECTP-CEU Young Planners Workshop 2019

Planning on the Edge

The Young Planners Workshop 2019 will be concluded at the “13th Biennial of European Towns and Town Planners” (13è Biennale Européene des Villes et des Urbanistes) to be held 11-13 September 2019 in Plymouth (United Kingdom) under the general title “Planning on the Edge”. Continue reading “ECTP-CEU Young Planners Workshop 2019”

WEAR Sustain – A Two Year Innovation Action Study

WEAR Sustain project

WEAR Sustain, set out to create a Pan-European Network, to aid the development of emerging projects and provide resources for wearable technology, smart textile and e-textiles sectors, in order to create a more ethical and sustainable collaborative design, development, and distribution process, and ecosystem for a more responsible future. Continue reading “WEAR Sustain – A Two Year Innovation Action Study”

Open Call

CHALLENGES IN ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN AND ART

7-8 June 2019 Conference
4-14 December 2019 Exhibition

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology

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Conference & Exhibition Topics

Conference will discuss complexity and various meanings of architecture, urban design and art. Continue reading “Open Call”

On Architecture 2018 Awards

On Architecture:
New Materials and Design in Architecture and Art

Sixth International Exhibition

6-16 December 2018

Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology, Djure Jakšića 3, Belgrade, Serbia

AWARDS & JURY REPORT

Read full Report by Stanko Gaković, President of the Jury

Jury  (A-Z): Elif Ayiter, Stanko Gaković, Nora Lefa, Dijana Marić, Marija Simović,  Wilfried van Winden, Carmelo Zappulla.

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