Monthly Archives: October 2016

Live Sessions and Workshops in Mostar

UPDATE forthcoming:

14753896_1238963199508895_173492651835226575_o Photo by Zlotan Nefic

Organizers Mostar: Centar za Arhitekturu, Dijalog i Umjetnost ADA Mostar. Art Dialogues with Architecture. Senada Demirovic, director.

An independent platform on which citizens, public institutions, associations and representatives of economic and social areas can meet and consume the city as a cultural expression through art and architecture beyond the theory.

Local Democracy Agency, LDA Mostar, Dzenana Dedic director.

Amila Puzic, Abart, Mostar.

Fargfabriken, Stockholm, Daniel Urey project Director.

R-Lab, Architecture, Cities, Utopias, Peter Lang, Professor, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm.

Oxford Brookes, Nicholas Boyarsky, Jason Colemnan, Camila Sotomayor, Instructors.

Day 1 Walk= Workshops: Faking of Monuments and Fabrication of Myths. Mostar. Morning Walk, Day 1.

Photos by Zlotan Nefic.

Afternoon Walk, Day 1.

Photo by PTL

Day 2. Live Sessions at the Music School, Mostar.Mostar” the baC & baK Missing Europe

Photos Zlatan Nefic

Workshop Day 3: Presentations. 4 Groups.

the 24 hour Assignment  consisted of 4 Basic Tactics to be pursued inside the city of Mostar by each of the 4 groups:

  1. Locate Site, 2. Inhabit Site, 3. Activate Site, 4. Document 1, 2 and 3.

Each of the four groups are made up of students from R-Lab at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm and Oxford Brookes Architecture Studio, Oxford.

Group 1. Katie Reilly, Amit Bura, Shang Tan, Anna Odlinge, Anna Maria Furuland, Mario Salata, Emina Isic. Presentation C.  Playgrounds Play- ground.

Group 2. Mathew Dowell, Fiona Griffiths, ana Murrell, Ela Celary, Simon Fageus. Presentation B.  Shift-perception.

Group 3. Izabela Kornyk, Mihaela Popa, Davide Peressulti, Matteo Locci, Natalia Agati, Vesna Rohacek. Presentation A. Icon Transformer.

Group 4. Jonathan Boyd, Marta Gil, Melanie Ohar, Leire Rese, Chanel Currow, Carine Chin. Presentation D. Tito Bridge and Table.

Sci-fi stories envisage Iraq in 100 years


By Heather Sharp

BBC News

“A Chinese-run hive of digital development dependent on “water trains” from Europe. A hi-tech destination for a new generation of religious pilgrims. A dried-out wasteland with little left to trade but corpses and sand.

When the award-winning Iraqi writer Hassan Blasim and British publisher Ra Page asked Iraqi writers to imagine their homeland in 2103, 100 years after the US-led invasion, a plethora of haunting, dissonant – and sometimes uplifting – versions of the future emerged.

The resulting anthology, Iraq +100, published in the UK this week mixes science fiction with other genres including fantasy, fairy tale and satire.

The aim was to overturn literary traditions Mr Blasim felt had become staid under decades of censorship and violence, and create a platform for a generation of younger writers shaped by the internet and modern technology….”