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Bajkovski Blagoja

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Excerpt from SKOPJEd_destratification

 

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Destratification – Skopje – SK14

 

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Photo

Tornatora Marina

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Brutalist dissolving

 

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Brutalist – Balkan – Skopje

 

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Neri Gianfranco

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Brutalist clouds

 

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Brutalist – Clouds- Skopje

 

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Drawing

Jovanovski Filip

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If Building could Talk

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The research-based performative art project IF BUILDINGS COULD TALK in Skopje is a collaborative action actively including the local community in the very process of its creation as one of the rare examples of collaborative practices in Macedonia.  It is a multidimensional and multidisciplinary project which was conducted and conceived by the artist Filip Jovanovski, curated by Ivana Vaseva, in collaboration with the architect and researcher Dejan Ivanovski and the creative team: actresses: Kristina Lelovac, Sanja Arsovska, Jasmina Vasileva, Dolores Popovic, Ilija Tiricovski, video production, Dejan Petrovic, sound design and Oliver Musovic, production. In the center of this project is the Railway Workers’ Residential Complex in Skopje, built as a rare example of social and communal housing in the frames of the post-war modern architecture.
This project is part of The International Theatre Festival “Youth Open Theatre” in Skopje in the additional program and it`s also partner of the project Cultural spaces for active citizens” in partnership with LOCOMOTIVA – Center for new initiatives in art and culture. 

Author: Filip Jovanovski 
Curator: Ivana Vaseva 
Researcher and co-author of the script: Dejan Ivanovski 
Actresses: Kristina Lelovac, Sanja Arsovska, Jasmina Vasileva, Dolores Popovic 
Video production: Ilija Tiricovski
Participants: tenants in the building – Slobodan Kocevic, Ivan Dzijanovski, Tome Karevski

Producion: Oliver Musovik
Camera: Aleksandar Kotevski
Drone: Stojance Cavirovski
Editor and Sound Designer: Sashko Potter Micevski

Curator of the discussion and the performance piece: Ivana Vaseva
Organization: FRU – Faculty of things that can’t be learned, Bitola/ Skopje

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Building – Skopje – Talk

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Video

Messina Chiara Alba

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Calea Șagului, Timișoara
Bloc Circumvalaţiunii, Timişoara

 

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1.2. Calea Sagului building complex (1979), and Heroes monument, Timisoara (Romania)
3. Circumvalatiunii building complex (1979) in Timisoara (Romania)

 

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Bloc – Structure – Landscape

 

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Photo

Bakalchev V. Saša T. Minas B.

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Images

 

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The new architecture of the 1960s and 1970s is not only represented by the physical artefacts which redefined the basic postulates of the previous functionalistic approach, but it also created a new visual basis for representing architecture. The images of that period of the work of Konstantinovski show and also highlight architecture as a constitutive, and at the same time as an autonomous architectural artefacts.

 

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Konstantinovski – Images – 1960_1970

 

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Hristova Popovska Aneta

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Trainspotting

 

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The anthropological standpoint that sees the particular reading of the ‘modern’ embedded in its key conceptual resource, the idea of the dynamic ‘cognitive map’, is crucial for understanding of the processes that influence the paradigm shift from the traditional to the modern reading of the city and by which the particular phases of the modern discourse can be identified. In the theory of perception the ‘movement’ defined by the Athens chapter as a synonym of the ‘functional city’ gains the role of a visual instrument, by which it is possible to create legible visual matrixes and then transmit them into a complex mental picture of the surrounding. The particular cinematic sequences of that picture generated by the transportation systems, create visual narratives whose strength lies in the permanent production of new interpretations of meanings. Two iconic buildings in Skopje from different generations of the Modern are benchmarking the local discourse paradigm shifts from ‘early modern’ through ‘doctrinaire modern’ to ‘late modern’: The Skopje Railway Station (Velimir Gavrilović, 1937) and the Transportation Centre (Kenzo Tange, 1980). Hereby, we present them as narrative tributes to the image of modern Skopje.

 

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Cognitive map – Perceptual form – Visual narrative

 

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Cattaneo Elisa Cristiana

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42° 0′ 0″ N, 21° 26′ 0″ E

 

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Ricomposizione in distorsione degli ologrammi urbani.

 

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Geografia – Ologrammi – Landscape

 

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Drawing

Positano A. Konstantinova J.

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Skopje. A Transitional Model
Text by Jana Konstantinova and Anna Positano – Photographs by Anna Positano

 

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Skopje is a case study to analyse contemporary architecture and identity in the Balkans, in the light of the current Macedonian political affairs and urban transformations. Several cultures and long-lasting migrations shaped Skopje’s urban fabric. Yet the city is mostly the result of political choices of the last fifty years. In 1963 the global political response to Skopje’s earthquake profoundly affected the city. As the Cold War reached its climax, international efforts to rebuild the city had the objective to pursue a global political stability. With the support of the United Nations, the Yugoslavian government adopted Kenzo Tange’s reconstruction plan of brutalist buildings, which made Skopje a modern, utopian metropolis. When Macedonia gained independence in 1991, nationalist politics changed the identity of Skopje’s architecture. The Socialist, international post-quake architecture could not represent Macedonian identity any more. Along with slow political transition, in 2010 the government announced a plan of urban renovation, Skopje 2014. The plan is turning Skopje’s brutalist heritage into neo-neoclassical buildings. The new confused and scattered built environment takes apart the civil society from architecture. This in combination with a young, uncertain political situation affects people’s personal and socio-cultural values. The plan attracted strong criticism since its announcement. Protesters have taken to the streets of Skopje and recently have turned into a Colourful Revolution against the general cultural austerity. Similar to other former Socialist countries, Skopje appears unable to re-examine and evaluate its architectural past. A city that once was the model of global architectural solidarity, now offers a case study of transitional post-Socialist dystopia.

 

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Brutalism – Transformation – Politics

 

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Naumovski Maksim

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Dispositif

 

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Michel Foucault
“What I’m trying to pick out with this term is, firstly, a thoroughly heterogeneous ensemble consisting of discourses, institutions, architectural forms, regulatory decisions, laws, administrative measures, scientific statements, philosophical, moral and philanthropic propositions–in short, the said as much as the unsaid. Such are the elements of the apparatus. The apparatus itself is the system of relations that can be established between these elements.” “The Confession of the Flesh” (1977) interview. In Power/Knowledge Selected Interviews and Other Writings (ed Colin Gordon), 1980: pp. 194–228.

 

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Infrastructure – Territory – Apparatus

 

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Drawing

Prati Carlo

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Forma Brutalista

 

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Forma Brutalista è ispirato al brutalismo slavo con particolare riguardo al progetto del Museo della Macedonia realizzato nel 1972 da Kiril Muratovskj e Mimoza Nestorova-Tomić.

 

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Brutalismo – Progetto – Utopia

 

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Drawing

Softic Adnan

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 A plea for the balkanization of europe

 

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The storytellers of the new Balkan states are diligently handicrafting something using memories and desires. However the price cannot be measured in euros. The price is the transformation of the local inhabitants into foreigners. It is time we remembered the true history of the Balkans. In the 20th century, the history of the old multinational states was overwritten with a national history. Let us expose it. We will see: The “Balkanization of Europe” is not a doomsday scenario. It is, with its democratic characteristics, the only way.

 

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Nation-building vs. Balkanisation – A-Better-History

 

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Pop Trajkova Maja

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Sidetracked recollections

 

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Fictional text that explores the problem of preserving the private, or nearly mundane experiences of structures of cultural significance. Where there is the tendency of bringing elements of the built environment to the level of monuments, how does the quality of the habitual get introduced to it.

 

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idiosyncrasy – temporality – Preserved

 

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Lister Graham

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Demolition Site, Blocked View (2017), ink and oil on board.

 

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So much of the modern and brutalist architecture of Europe faces the risk of demolition and ‘Demolition Site, Blocked View’ is a drawing / painted reflection of this situation. Often, the erasure of modernist and brutalist legacies are hidden from public view.

 

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Demolition – Drawing – Painting

 

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Drawing

Volfovich Polina

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Baltijos kelias vs. Coca-Cola

 

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A collaged accordion book measuring 6.5” x 39” exploring the function of the human chain under opposing economic systems, as those actions took place in The Baltic Way and Hands Across America.

 

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Baltic way – Collage – Book arts

 

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Drawing

Palamara Giacomo S

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not so brutal

 

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Giocattoli brutalisti in disordine nella cameretta di un bambino balcanico.

 

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Giocattoli – Caos – Colori

 

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Drawing

Simone Sante

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Le tre città
Ponti e Porte
Il sogno yugoslavo

 

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Il disegno è parte della tesi di dottorato in Composizione Architettonica discussa a Roma nel 2012. La ricerca indaga il legame tra il motto ‘Fratellanza e Unità’ e il progetto della città moderna.

 

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Yugoslavia – Città – Modernità

 

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Drawing

Anello Stanislao G

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ARO-Patria Building
Magistraților building
Presei Libere Square

 

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The Asigurarea Romaneasca (ARO) insurance building (1929–1931), by Horia Creangă (20 July 1892 – 1 August 1943), considered the first important modernist structure in Romania.
Magistraților building (1935-1937, Bd. Magheru, nr. 22-24), by Duiliu Marcu (1885-1966), Bucharest.
Presei Libere Square with casa Presei Libere (1952-1957) and Aripi Monument, in northern Bucharest.

 

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Modernism – Volume – East

 

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Richter Juliane

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Balkan Notes

 

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Some photographic notes from my journeys to Serbia and Bosnia, always looking for interesting modern and brutalist architecture at hidden spots off the main tourist roads.

 

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Architecture – Bosnia – Serbia

 

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Schroder Alessio M

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BLOKOVI

 

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The in 2009 pursued photo project BLOKOVI explores both social and spatial patterns of the district Novi Beograd (Belgrade), the most ambitious urbanisation project carried out in ex-Yugoslavia.

 

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Novi – Beograd – Urbanization – Ex-yugoslavia

 

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Babic Maja

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Re-Building Skopje: The Curations of Past and Present in the ‘Capital of Kitsch’

 

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Architectural investigation into Skopje provides us with the tools to understand both the Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav architectural and political events. The contemporary architecture of Skopje exemplifies of the architectural production in the post-socialist Southeastern Europe and its deeply intertwined relationship with politics. The examination of the re-production of politics and ideology through architectural construction, allows for an insight into events taking place in Skopje today, in the deeply problematic processes of both canceling and negating of the communist past. I study the two reconstructions of Skopje, the post-1963 earthquake period and the contemporary architectural events in the city, and I argue that both projects exhibit the shifting relationships between architecture and politics, as well as its perpetual re-negotiations, and the paramount importance of their contexts in understanding the conjunction of the past and present in the city.

 

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Brutalism – Heritage – Nationalism

 

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Marinho Ines

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196 days in the east

 

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This project is a personal approach on the experience of living in an Eastern European country. These selected photos were shot on film, on April 2015 in Macedonia.

 

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People – Street – Macedonia

 

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Photo

Sanchez Arsuaga G.

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Sarajevo Reports

 

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Reel 05. Photos of Housing units build during Tito´s socialist regime in the 70´with evident traces of the Bosnian War and of e Olympic facilities of the Winter Games 1984. Part of the Workshop: The Agonistic Body.

 

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Sarajevo – Olympics – Bosnia

 

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Photo