Belgrade International Architectural Week 2018 – from Communis to Communication

The theme of the 13th BINA Festival is dedicated to the communication in architecture, through architecture and to spreading of the ideas about urban space. Communis means "common, community and sharing" and communicare "to do something in common". Architecture and architects representing public interest, improving communities and communicativeness stimulate the development of space, social processes and cities.

There is the longstanding lack of affordable communication of architecture and architectural concepts of basic human needs. In the interactions of nature, objects, urban and common spaces, the heritage of the city and the new urban areas, we see the development of architectural ideas and communications with the users of the space and the return of architecture to its essence. Communication with the audience, including those “in” and “outside” the profession of architecture, BINA platform sets itself as a mediator, as a link, as a space for exchanging ideas and opinions among the widest population, professionals and the academic community of Belgrade and the wider region. Communication between citizens and the city is an essential relationship on which the development of society’s democracy in the future is based.

Established dialogues with the past through the imposing architect of academician and professor Ivan Antic (1923-2005), with the present through the EU project Creative Europe, Sharing Cities: Creative Momentum (SCCM-Urban Hub 2) and visions of the future of the EU Platform Creative Europe / Future of Architecture (FAP), the BINA program will be dynamic and will attract and interest the widest audience. Through the educational part of the program, city walks, interventions, actions, workshops, guest lectures, we will explore spatial practices and narrative techniques as well as media forms that best present contemporary architecture and design.



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Belgrade Urban Hub #2 launches with Škograd

BINA has launched an experimental Urban Hub programme enhancing open urban spaces through cooperation with local communities. The goal is to explore ways of putting a "right to the city" into practice on the outskirts of Belgrade.

Belgrade Permanent link

Working With the City: Engaging a Variety of Urban Actors on Multiple Scales, Shared Cities Diaries #7

We are well into the second year of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum. Finally, it feels like the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place. The puzzle is a manifestation of adaptable best practices and alternative tool boxes triggering enduring public participation to shape our Central-Eastern European cities.

Budapest Permanent link

Exhibition – Hacking Urban Furniture

Bus stops, city toilets, benches, trash cans, info stands. Urban furniture and advertising have been determining metropolitan public space for more than 30 years. Join a 10-day exhibition and meet artists, urban explorers, administrators, politicians, activists and researchers and explore the potential of urban public service design with them.

Berlin Permanent link

Questions Raised by a Data-Driven Approach – Interview with Karin van Es

After her lecture at the Data (for) culture conference organized as part of Shared Cities: Creative Momentum conference in December 2017 Katowice, we interviewed Karin van Es (Utrecht Data School) on data-driven research and visualization.

Katowice Permanent link

Research Publication on Exhibiting on Sharing in Architecture

The workshop Exhibiting on Sharing in Architecture was the third in a series of three curatorial-practice-oriented workshops (publications, data, exhibitions), organized by the Curatorial Lab of the Shared Cities: Creative Momentum project, in order to explore innovative approaches to the sharing of knowledge in architecture, design and urban planning. The workshop on exhibiting explored the staging of architecture sharing and urbanism in contemporary practice with the objective to find the most suitable presentation formats for the project Shared Cities: Creative Momentum (SCCM). The two-day workshop took place in Berlin and was organized by reSITE in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Prague. The design-thinking session of the workshop helped us formulate the SCCM final exhibition concept, that should be further discussed with invited international curators with extensive experience in curating transnational projects and exhibitions.

Prague Permanent link