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International exhibition and publication



The Landscape_inProgress Laboratory, of the Mediterranea University, launches the 99FILES project as an open call (aimed to students, professors, artists, professionals, etc.) to develop a reflection on the modern and brutalist architectural heritage, particularly in the Balkan countries.


The goal is to fill a void that the hegemony of Western architectural culture has generated in the second half of the twentieth century, marginalizing a rich architectural production, that is still not protected, and today is at the risk of being canceled as a result of a transformation processes, particularly in the area of the former Yugoslavia.


The initiative intends to stimulate a different point of observation of this heritage, releasing it from the entailed negative connotation from the ideological legacies, while stimulating different interpretative directions of an important string in the architectural thought.


The Balkan cities are cases still to be investigated through new visions capable of recognizing the role of this important architectural production that can be considered as the last urban utopia of the twentieth century.

The focus of the first edition is the city of Skopje, capital of Macedonia, where the signs of this process are the most evident. The city is configured as an emblematic case for the contemporary architecture and the dynamics that cross the Balkan countries.


The scope of the Call is to construct a an Operative Archive that collects drawings, photos, videos and texts regarding the modern and brutalist architectural and cultural heritage of the Balkan countries.


The materials selected by anonymous reviewers will be published in a VOLUME and exhibited in a traveling exhibition starting from MoCa-Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje.

Scientific Responsible

Ottavio Amaro
Marina Tornatora


Scientific Coordination

Ottavio Amaro
Marina Tornatora
Blagoja Bajkovski
Alessandro De Luca
Lucia La Giusa


Honours Committee

Gianfranco Neri

Director of the DArTe at Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Ognen Marina

Dean of the Faculty of Architecture in Skopje

Carlo Romeo

Ambassador of Italy in Skopje

Mira Gakjna

Director of MoCa – Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje


Scientific Committee

Roberta Amirante
Carmen Andriani
Minas Bakalchev
Guya Bertelli
Silvia Botti
Nicola Braghieri
Roberto Cremascoli
Lorenzo Degli Esposti
Ana Ivanovska Deskova
Luca Galofaro
Darko Hristov
Marco Introini
Mario Lupano
Milcho Manchevski
Mauro Marzo
Marina Misiti
Maroje Mrduljas
Bruno Messina
Mattia Mura
Gianfranco Neri
Haris Piplas
Efisio Pitzalis
Alfredo Pirri
Aneta Hristova Popovska
Anna Positano
Renato Rizzi
Ettore Rocca
Andrea Sciascia
Beniamino Servino
Carlos García Vazquez
Marija Mano Velevska
Slobodan Velevski



University Mediterranea_Reggio Calabria
Faculty of Architecture_Skopje
Italian Embassy_Skopje
MoCa – Museum of Contemporary Art_Skopje


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