The jubilee fifth International Blok Conference, 2013. will be held on October 10-11 2013 in six panels: Heterotopias, Hospitality Design, Comercial Buildings, Hotels, Experiment in Architecture and Architecture as a respose to a problem. During the previous five years BLOK was the host of more than 60 well-known architects from 30 countries and almost all continents. There were 12 exhibitions and 8 printed monographs and brochures. The organizer of the BLOK has long-term goals, i.e. to incite the public, point to the importance of quality construction for everyday life and to the need to raise the standard in architecture and construction. The most recent designs and projects are presented on BLOK which the public has no opportunity to see or read in the media, the Internet and social networks. The Conference combines design and construction, thus connecting architects and investors, developers and contractors, professionals and general public. The BLOK Conference puts all the efforts to have the most eminent international experts who speak about their experiences and ideas in architecture and property. We hereby invite organizations and individuals to get involved in and support the organization of the Fifth International BLOK Conference.
Centre for Architecture, in cooperation with BLOK Conference, invites you to attend and participate in the discussion on Women in architecture which will be held on the first day of the fifth BLOK Conference, on October 10th 2013. around 4:15 pm, as part of the main programme of the Conference.
At the height of the initiative on the website www.cab.rs , and in cooperation with BLOK Conference, Centre for Architecture Belgrade organizes the Discussion on Women in Architecture. We would like to continue and expand the conversation started with a series of articles and interviews in which we presented some of the ladies from our architectural history and contemporary practice, as well as raise additional interest in the professional and wider public for the issues of architectural profession. The participants of the discussion will share with the audience their professional experiences, thoughts on architecture and advices for young colleagues. We invite you to join the conversation!
The discussion participants will be some of the ladies that took part in the initiative of Centre for Architecture and special guests. These are, among others: Eva Vaništa Lazarević, architect and tenure professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade; Žaklina Gligorijević, from the Urban Planning Institute in Belgrade, architect-planner and member of numerous professional forums; Zorica Savičić, architect and professor at the Faculty for art and design University Megatrend; Grozdana Šišović, architect and co-founder of Belgrade architecture studio Re:Act ; Bojana Ibrajter Gazibara, art historian at the Cultural Heritage Preservation Institute of Belgrade, Dubravka Djukanović, architect, conservator and professor at Faculty of technical sciences in Novi Sad, and Špela Leskovic, architect and co-founder of studio AKSL arhitekti from Ljubljana. Moderators of the discussion will be Milena Zindović, architect, programme director at the Centre for Architecture Belgrade and Marija Maša Pavlović, architect, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade.
BLOK is held every year at the ZIRA Congress Centre, which is both long-term partner, and one of the conference organizers. The main part of the conference consists of lectures ex cathedra, and accompanying exhibitions, forums, workshops, competitions, movie marathon dedicated to the genre of architectural films, etc. Detailed programme of the conference and a list of guest lecturers are available at the Conference website www.blok.rs .
Admission to the discussion Women in architecture is free for registered visitors.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.