New Architecture and Urban Phenomena in Southeast Europe
An exhibition by the S AM — Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, in cooperation with the Az W
Speakers at the opening
Dietmar Steiner, director of the Az W
Kai Vöckler, exhibition curator
Christine Böhler, director of the ERSTE Stiftung culture programme
Erhard Busek, head of the board of the Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa
Ost-Klub goes Az W
from ca. 10pm
Party, following the opening of the exhibition, with South-Balkan beats by DJ Sid Data & the Ost-Kollektiv.
Extensive informal construction that began with the end of the Socialist economic system has resulted in a radical transformation of urban structures and a new form of urbanisation. With examples from Belgrade, Bucharest, Kotor, Pula, Prishtina, Sofia, Tirana and Zagreb, the exhibition ’Balkanology. New Architecture and Urban Phenomena in Southeast Europe‘ shows how architects, urbanists and activists engage with the rapid processes of urban transformation in a context of their cultural, social and political dimensions in the Balkan countries. Research projects, concrete interventions, architectural analyses and planning strategies are introduced – along with little known exceptional Yugoslavian modern socialist buildings in a dialogue with contemporary architecture.
As an initiative – supported by ERSTE Stiftung from the outset – the exhibition opens up a new field, and provides an overview of the little known post-Socialist architecture as well as the result of unregulated and uncontrolled urban growth in the countries of Southeast Europe.
Curator: Kai Vöckler
Supported by ERSTE Stiftung.
The Az W Photo Award
Student Competition: 10″ commercial spot Balkanology
S AM No. 6
“Balkanology – New Architecture and Urban Phenomena in Southeast Europe“
Francesca Ferguson & Kai Vöckler (editor)
96 Seiten, German / English
Christoph Merian Verlag, 2008
19 CHF/ 12 €
authors: Vedran Mimica, Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss, Markus Schaefer, Marko Sancanin, Vladimir Kulic, Maroje Mrduljaš, Kai Vöckler and more
Geschäftsgruppe Stadtentwicklung und Verkehr
Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
Geschäftsgruppe Kultur und Wissenschaft
Sponsor: ARCHITECTURE LOUNGE