Related with our last issue “Vacuum Preserved” we found at Deconcrete this interesting event/exhibition/conference: Unfinished modernisations: between utopia and pragmatism – architecture and urban design in the former Yugoslavia and the successor countries
It took place on SPLIT, October 7-8, 2011 Dom mladih – Multimedia Culture Centre, Split. We can read the following:
The conference Spaces of Unfinished Modernisations: Actions and Reactions is the fourth in a series of conferences that are a part of the two-year (2010-2012) international research project called Unfinished Modernisations: Between Utopia and Pragmatism – Architecture and Urbanism in the Former Yugoslavia and the Successor Countries. The project investigates the production of the built environment within the social, economic and cultural context of socialist Yugoslavia and the reflections of these processes in today’s independent countries after the breakdown of the former state.
After conferences in Zagreb, Skopje and Belgrade, participants of the project in Split will present and bring together the results of all the previous research, looking to the final exhibition of the project in Maribor in February 2012. The fourteen research projects carried out in the context of the project have brought together over thirty researchers from the space of the former Yugoslavia, who, through a wide range of themes, have attempted to discern and critically interpret architectural and urban design and planning models and processes that represented a cultural and social contribution to processes of modernisation, and to test out the ways in which the inheritance of modernisation continued to be developed or deconstructed in transitional and post-transitional conditions.
More info: Unfinished Modernisations
Quaderns es la revista del Colegio de Arquitectos de Cataluña
Quaderns is the journal of the Association of Architects of Catalonia