Official title of the project

Unfinished Modernisations – Between Utopia and Pragmatism

Sectors

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia
Total budget of programme / project

170547

Implementation period
2009. Jan - 2011. Jan
Partners

UMETNOSTNA GALERIJA MARIBOR, SI INSTITUT ZA SUVREMENU ARHITEKTURU, HR KOALICIJA ZA ODRZLIV RAZVOJ - KOR, MK TRAJEKT LJUBLJANA, SI DRUŠTVO ARHITEKATA BEOGRADA, RS

Programme/Project objectives

Unfinished Modernisations is a collaborative, long-term research platform on architecture and urban planning. It brings together partners from both institutional and non-institutional sectors from South-Eastern Europe. The project is aimed at fostering interdisciplinary research on the production of built environment in its social, political and cultural contexts. It encompasses the countries that succeeded former Yugoslavia, spanning the period from the inception of the socialist state until today. The topic of the research is the way in which divergent concepts of Modernization conditioned architecture, territorial transformations, and urban phenomena. The project seeks to detect effective, resilient, and socially responsible models of architecture and urban planning. While largely unexplored and lacking appropriate interpretation, many of the models created in the region were original and experimental and may be used as inspiration for a progressive current practise both inside and beyond the regional borders. The project also seeks to reconstruct an important segment of the shared history of South-Eastern Europe and to strengthen cross-cultural respect and understanding through trans-national collaboration and mobility. Unfinished Modernisations will be carried out through a variety of activities: workshops, symposia, lectures, exhibitions, publications, and interactive web-site/blogs.