General Word from curators on topic 2019
DECODING BALKAN is overall topic of 4thBalkan Architectural Biennale – BAB, which will be held in November 2019 in Belgrade. Balkan Architectural Biennale presents an open platform for promoting and improving urban, architectural and designers’ theory and practice among Balkan countries incorporating regional and global influence. It consists of numerous events out of which the main one is happening each two years including: architectural and designers’ international exhibition, scientific conference, side events like workshops, exhibitions, thematic lectures and Arena of investments in architecture.
(De)coding Balkan presents a process od recreating Balkan identity based on previous traditions and future intentions towards desirable images. The main concept of the exhibition is to show possibilities of architectural and urban integration THROUGH LOVE, with a mission to create “soft infrastructure” through dialogue among local and regional stakeholders. This BAB will focus on “fusioned disciplines” using various methods and techniques seeking to integrate them creating “new golden unity” for Habermas’s “communicative consensus” , and Landry’s “creative milieu” towards achieving quality of future shared and empowered spaces.
BAB commissioner: Tatjana Mrđenović
BAB curator 2019: Nebojša Glišić
BAB curator of designers exibition 2019: Jelena Nikolić