Vladan Djokić, Keynoter

LEARNING ARCHITECTURE

8th International Conference
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Gallery of Science and Technology
Belgrade, Serbia
4-5 December 2020

VLADAN DJOKIĆ, KEYNOTER

Vladan Djokić is the Dean at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture. Since 2017 he is the president of the Serbian Network of Urban Morphology, and a member of the Executive Committee of the European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP).

LEARNING ARCHITECTURE: FOCUSING ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ARCHITECT-THEORIST AND THE ARCHITECT-CREATOR

Abstract

The importance of the relationship between creators and theorists in the field of architecture and urbanism is highly relevant for understanding the discipline itself. In recent years, creative making in the field of architecture has gained a new dimension, facilitating architectural achievements to subsequently establish affiliation with certain theories. That is, this retroactive theoretical premise, which allegedly has driven an architectural achievement, should establish the stronghold and approach of the architect-creator.

On the contrary, there is another approach according to which the architect-creator and the architect-theorist work in parallel and are mutually complementing and harmonizing. In such situations, theory and architectural achievement have joined strength and a harmonious and sincere relationship.

The topic of this presentation is to show the approach focused on the importance of the relationship between the architect-theorist and the architect-creator. The approach is explained by two learning processes that take place independently of each other in two different institutions, one academic and the other professional. In both cases, the focus is on establishing a link between research/theoretical and design/practical, and in the domain of perspectives and experiences within the context of new European paradigms.

Bio

Vladan Djokić studied at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture, finished his master’s at the University of Southern California, School of Architecture in Los Angeles, and  PhD at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture. He was visiting Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Banja Luka, Faculty of Architecture in Podgorica and Faculty of Architecture in Skopje. He exhibited at 10th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennial, 2006. Recent international Publication: Peter Eisenman in Dialogue with Architects and Philosophers, 2018. Recent expert activity: Lead Researcher Advisor for UNDP project Creative Montenegro – Economic Valorization and Creative Industries, 2020. Editor-In-Chief of the international scientific journal of architecture and urbanism Serbian Architectural Journal since 2009. President of the Serbian Network of Urban Morphology, since 2017. Member of the Executive Committee of the European Council of Spatial Planners since 2017. Dean at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture since 2012.

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