Learning from Modernisations

Unfinished Modernisations

Conference, 1-2 April 2011
Cultural Informative Centre (Salon 19/19)
Skopje, Macedonia

The conference Learning from Modernisations, organised by the Coalition for Sustainable Development, forms part of the two-year collaboration project Unfinished Modernisations: Between Utopia and Pragmantism, designed to systematically document and interpret modern archictecture, built environments, and social landscapes of the former Yugoslav countries within their broader social contexts.

On the first day of the Conference, esteemed lecturers and guests will present their views about the political aspects of the Yugoslav urbanism during self-managed socialism and there will be a public interview with new urban activists. The second day programm will include two panel discussions aimed to raise the questions about progressiveness and architecture, as well as to try to identify the original achievements of modernisation processes. The panel discussions will be followed by a lecture of Dr. Lukasz Stanek. In addition, the Conference will be accompanied by an exhibition of the Borba Federal Award for Architecture.

For more details you can download the programme here.