14. Belgrade International Architecture Week (09 - 30 May 2019)
BINA 2019 / POSITIVE & ACTIVE
Subject of the fourteenth BINA festival POSITIVE & ACTIVE draws attention to actual and timeless examples of activities in urban and architectural practice that characterize a positive and proactive approach to understanding and solving spatial problems. The BINA 2019 programme provides an insight into the values, contemporary interpretations and indications of possible new purposes of the architecture created in the period of modernism, seen by the eyes of the "Y" generation (millennials). At the same time, through various formats: exhibitions, lectures, films and installations, BINA presents a contemporary architectural practice that arises in a completely different social, political and technological context, the basic characteristics of which are: speed, dictation of capital, flexibility and transdisciplinarity. How to be professional, achieve the desired standards, and at the same time remain faithful to ethical postulates of the profession, are the topics that will be discussed at the BINA 2019.
This year's topic presents the activities that encourage positive and active approaches in solving spatial problems and riddles. How did we deal with these issues before, how we do it today, and what our compatriots and children think about this.
This year, BINA continues with the Shared Cities Creative Momentum project (SCCM), in which they improve the lives of inhabitants of suburban settlements, through educational workshops and through small interventions in the public area (Ledine settlement). SCCM is European cultural platform that examines the contemporary urban challenges of European cities. This year BINA is also presenting Urban Hub 2 – Multi-functional Circle. The project is realized in cooperation with NGO Škogled and Elementary School Vlada Obradović Kameni. Urban Hub 2 is imagined as a collective intervention on school yard – a summer classroom at an open public area of the settlement Ledina – with an aim to improve the quality of life in the community. A joint consideration of all groups associated with the school yard resulted in a proposal for a solution to improve one part of the school yard with the idea that this place could become a new place for gathering and exchanging.
The BINA 2019 Programme will be divided in five units:
I. BINA FOKUS, which includes a studio exhibition of architect Aleksandar Stjepanović and his facilities for child protection, education and higher education. Authors of the exhibition are Jelica Jovanović, Relja Ivanović and Marko Kažić. In addition to the exhibition there are lectures and walking tour through the objects of this significant architect of socialist times.
II EXHIBITIONS traditionally held in the Art Gallery of the Cultural Center of Belgrade and Artget Gallery, as well as in the gallery of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Gallery Kolektiv, come to us this year from the region and from the north of Europe, because this year's BINA is focused on ecology, sustainable development and building smart buildings.
Above all there is a visiting exhibition from South Tyrol, from Austria, under the title NEW TRADITION, featuring the presentation of seven architectural studios and artists, and the authors and curators of the project are David Kalas (architecture) and Lisa Trockner (visual arts).
MODERN IN BELGRADE (MuBGD) brings together a group of architects (Bekić Iva, Gajić Irena, Dukanac Dalia, Đorđević Stefan, Zlatković Snežana, Ješić Mirjana, Stojanović Hristina, Cigić Petar) with special interest and engagement in the field of illustration, graphic design and fine arts. Together they launched the MuBGD platform in order to promote, as well as to critically analyze the architectural heritage of Belgrade through innovative graphic representations.
THE ARCHITECTURAL AWARD PIRANESE, Piran Days of Architecture from Slovenia, are presented in the Gallery Kolektiv. The prestigious international Piranese award in the field of architecture has been awarded since 1989 and is part of the international conference Piran Days of Architecture (PDA). The award is granted to the best architectural realizations built in central Europe in the last two years, and since 2008 also to the most innovative student ideas. The focus of the award is on the renowned relationship of contemporary architecture in the natural, cultural and historical context.
PLASTICS HAS NO FRONTIERS a Site-specific setting of the architectural collective BASURAMA, Spain, in cooperation with the Gallery Kolektiv, on the Republic Square, and the plateau in front of the Cultural Center of Belgrade. Basurama is an art collective dedicated to research, creation in culture and nature and production whose practice revolves around the reflection of garbage, waste and their reuse in all its forms and possible meanings. Their goal is to study these phenomena characteristic for the mass production of real and virtual waste in a consumer society, providing different points of view on this topic in order to generate new thoughts and attitudes.
Basurama and Ida-Marie Corell, artist, poet / musician, performer who deals with the research and confrontation of music, sound, art and knowledge transfer in the field of culture, sustainability, activism for mass media ... work together in the performance of dress-installation.
The work deals with sustainable development and its relationship with our global mass consumption, plastic behavior, and its effects on the loss of our individuality and tradition and the creation of global opposites and movements such as cheap mass tourism and refugees.
ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN COMPETITIONS and ARCHITECTURAL AWARDS – season 2018-19, will be in the CCB Art Gallery, while the exhibition of students of the Belgrade Polytechnic created at the workshop as memorial to 100 years of Bauhaus, as well as the traditional exhibition of the curator Natalija Jovanovic - CARRY YOUR PROJECT of current works of architectural studios URED and AKVS from Belgrade will be placed in the BINA Pavilion, within the Graphic Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts. AKVS architecture works on the exploration of open space systems with the goal of understanding and precise design of the architectural atmosphere, and the multiple possibilities of individual interpretation of space by future users. They are currently engaged in the project of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Canberra, Australia, and in the project of improving housing standards in the Russian Federation (in cooperation with Strelka KB), after winning two first prizes at architectural contests organized last year. The Ured studio presents the results of interdisciplinary activities in architectural practice in the form of implemented projects of various typologies, reconstruction and adaptation of interior, competition projects and workshops.
III LECTURES, GUIDED WALKS, PANELS AND INITIATIVES
There will be an open-air exhibition in Knez Mihailova Street and a series of lectures MODERN DENMARK ARCHITECTURE, organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Denmark in Serbia. Then seminar ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, PRACTITIONERS with participants from Helsinki and Belgrade. As the 100th year of BAUHAUS is approaching, the Women's Architectural Society - ŽAD organizes a lecture by WOMEN OF BAUHAUS, lecturer is Milena Zindović.
IV EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS for children, high school students, students and citizens are organized in cooperation with Predrag Maksić (Belgrade Polytechnic), Cultural Center of Belgrade and Children's Cultural Center of Belgrade.
V BINA WALKS / Thematic walks through the architecture of the city - Free thematic walks for the widest audience are always visited segment of BINA manifestation, and this year participants will visit the building of PRIZAD (present Tanjug), Radio Belgrade, the Yugoslav United Bank, the old downtown of Zemun and the settlement Cerak-Vinogradi. In addition to the already traditional walks through the architecture of Belgrade (Along the Alleys of the New Cemetery, Jewish heritage and Women in Architecture), two excursions are planned this year: within the exhibition dedicated to Alexander Stjepanović, a visit to the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad and Along the paths of Đorđe Weifert, a trip to Pančevo.
The BINA event has been organized by the Association of Architects of Belgrade and the Cultural Center of Belgrade for fourteen years, with the patronage of the City of Belgrade, the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia, the Engineering Chamber, the Creative Europe; and the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Embassy of Denmark and the Embassy of Finland, as well as numerous media sponsors. As a non-profit and socially responsible event, it provides free attendance to all lectures and workshops, not only for colleagues and professionals from the industry, but also educates the public in Serbia with its programmes, in order to contribute to the improvement of living conditions and attitudes towards the environment in which we live.
More information at: http://www.bina.rs/