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Belgrade Energy Spots


Belgrade Energy Spots

Future Architecture Platform/ Creative Europe
Authors: Anja Humljan (Slovenia); Miloš Kosec (Slovenia); Petokraka; S.O.B.A.; Dušan Stojanović & Pavle Stamenović; TEAM8 (Ana Dušmanović, Jelena Stanković, Maja Kopta, Jelena Kojić, Mihajlo Sladoje, Nikola Arsić, Stefan Milićević, Tijana Savić)
Curators: Jelena Ivanović Vojvodić, Danica Jovović Prodanović, Ružica Sarić

The future of architecture in 21st century belongs to the future of cities – metropolises we live in, which were always a very important topic for many thinkers, theorists and architects (Le Courbisier, Frank Lloyd Wright, David Harvey, Thomas Piketty, etc.)

The exhibition Energy Spots Belgrade centers around the quickly-developing Belgrade. This exhibition is an attempt to point, on a small scale, to particular spatial and energy spots of the city. According to chosen authors and creative teams, these spots have the potential to point to possible solutions of recognized urban problems which are present in other urban environments as well. The future that is ahead features technological innovation, quick acting and lack of empathy, the absence of live, personal human contacts, but also the increasing leaning towards and depending on what Marc Augé calls non-spaces.

Our post-futurist mood is based on the idea that in the future there will be no light, while we also doubt that future means progress.
(Berardi, Bifo F., Futurism and the reversal of the future, London, 2009)

The other aspect of this attitude is the fact that architectural work is optimistic by its very nature, because it assumes creation, building, new quality. We believe that, in spite of limitations which are inherent in the time that is ahead of us – political instability, permanent migrations, insufficient and inadequate housing space, climate change, lack of power resources – architects have to cooperate with experts in other areas in order to offer solutions that contribute to improving the quality of life. We believe that the right to better quality of life is a basic human right and part of how we see the future of cities, which is why not only architecture, but the whole of human production is directed towards exercising that right.

Selected authors and teams provide their own vision of a possible production of space of the city in our near future.


Future Architecture Platform and BINA

Energy Spots Belgrade exhibition is a part of the project ‘Future Architecture Platform’. BINA is part of the project run by Museum for Architecture and Design from Ljubljana (MAO) on the basis of previous positive experiences of cooperation on the project ‘Unfinished Modernization’ from 2012. The need to exchange information through collaboration and constant reexamination of work models, created a new base formed in cooperation with wide range of institutions from thirteen countries. The idea of common vision of architecture for the years ahead, as well as establishing mutual relations, lead to creating the platform for future collaboration and advancement in thinking about architecture within new socio-technological contexts.

Future Architecture Platform was conceived with intention to critically and creatively think about the future of architecture and urban environment from the perspective of a generation of young architects, designers, philosophers, politicians and all others that are at the beginning of their professional career. The future of the world is decided by those who will live in it and shape it to their needs, visions and realistic circumstances. We invited authors who are less than 40 because we expect that they have formed experience, knowledge and attitude, but also achieved professional realization…This period represents security, openness and maturity.

A large and open international competition was announced. Almost 400 participants applied. All proposals that entered final stage were focused on the actual socio-political and economic situations in the world. The competition proposals are based on the state of new reality, they embody thinking about future of architecture in light of global migrations, restrictive use of energetic and spatial resources, re-appropriation, public space, participation in planning and design processes, function overlaps, flexible use of space and interdisciplinary character of solving the given problem. Ideas of selected works did not focus on any particular trends, nor they had a form of l’ars pour l’ars.

  • Cultural Center of Belgrade, Art Gallery and Podroom Gallery

  • Exhibition opening
    Thursday, 5 May 2016
    7.00 pm

  • Guiding through exhibition
    Friday, 6 May 2016
    6.00 pm