Persistance in architecture: YU modernism and SLO architecture
UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6
Tuesday,  3 April 2012 at 18.00
Lecture by: doc. dr. Petra Čeferin, architectural theoretician

There are two prevailing appeals in the contemporary architecture: appeal to return to architecture and appeal to return to social relevance of architecture. This is why the exhibition Unfinished modernisations was made in the right moment. Yugoslavian architectural modernism is an example of architectural production, which shows the possibility of combining of both appeals. However, a return to serve to the society can not be understood as a return to the architecture. A return to the architecture alone can be understood as a return to its possibility of intervention in the world. Lecture will point out that the architecture in the socialist Yugoslavia was made in that way and that this kind of architectural practice continues in a smaller scale even today.

Doc. Dr. Petra Čeferin is an architect and a lecturer at the Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana and Maribor. She is the author of books Constructing a Legend: The International Exhibitions of Finnish Architecture 1957–1967, Transforming Reality with Architecture: Finnish Case, and coeditor of books Architectural epicentres: architectural inventions, interventions into reality and Project architecture: creative practice in global capitalism. She is author of numerous critical essays and articles on modern and contemporary architecture.

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