Foto: Zoran Kanlić, 2014
Sarajevo
Album

Intro

Sarajevo Album is a site-specific, participatory and interactive live urban project aiming to represent the contemporary urban narrative of Sarajevo and creating a collective digital and physical album of the city using web and social networks and organising temporary urban events in the Marijin Dvor, Hrasno and Dobrinja neighborhoods. The proposed urban project relies on the existing intervention “Re-making our city” developed in Sarajevo in 2012 within the project “The Bring In Take Out – Living Archive (LA)”. The architectural workshop during LA involved the reuse and reconstruction of an abandoned kiosk and its placement in the public space – Sarajevo University Campus. During the duration of the project, the Kiosk will serve as the medium for participation through planned activities while producing new images and urban narrative of the city. Sarajevo Album takes the historical city layers, with its past spatial order, forms and morphology, but also explores new architectural and urban elements that were introduced within the city space from the 1990s until today, and are filled with good or bad memories, citizens’ individual images and emotions. Sarajevo Album will explore with citizens images of the spaces occupied by ruins, wild nature, empty urban spaces, interspaces and transformations, individual and collective dreams, interiors, contemporary, temporary and spontaneous architecture, darkness, noise and silence, views, fictions and fantasies about the city.

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  • VIDEO: Introducing Sarajevo Album

    7 October 2016 15:24 by

    Contemporary Urban Images and Narratives

  • OPENING ACTOPOLIS LAB SARAJEVO

    7 June 2016 18:46 by ACTOPOLIS

    Opening Actopolis LAB Sarajevo © Goethe-Institut BiH. Photo by Zoran Kanlić
    Actopolis Lab Sarajevo opened on the 6th of June, 2016 at the Hastahana Skate Park in the center of Sarajevo. The mayor of the Centar Sarajevo municipality, Dževad Bećirević discussed the concept of the Actopolis project and its specific representations in different Actopolis cities. He was joined by the director of the Goethe-Institut in Bosnia-and-Herzegovina, Charlotte Hermelink, the Actopolis project art director, Angelika Fitz, and the curator of Actopolis LAB Sarajevo, Danijela Dugandžić.

PARTICIPANTS

© Armina Pilav
Armina Pilav

Armina Pilav

© Armina Pilav
Actopolis-City: Sarajevo

I was born in B&H and live and work between Sarajevo and Venice. I obtained my Ph.D. in Urbanism at the post-graduate school of the Faculty of Architecture in Venice. I am an urban activist and researcher, an architect and urbanist with special interest in war/post-war cities. My work includes the female and feminist perspective of reproduction and imagination in the city.

My research/practice is related to observing, visualising and rethinking war/post-war cities or other forms of urban conflict and extreme urban situations (i.e. natural disasters), using visual research methods and representations and collective spatial imagination. In my research and projects I participated in scientific and other conferences in Spain, Portugal, Slovenia and Albania and elsewhere. At the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2014, I showed my research work "Sarajevo and self-made solutions in the context of war emergency". I have participated in and conducted several workshops with citizens and architecture students, including participation in the residency programme of "Decolonizing architecture" in Palestine (2008) and was workshop leader of "Remaking our city" in Sarajevo (2012). I was also part of the interactive art project "Bring In Take Out Living Archive". Currently, I am the co-author and researcher of the action-research programme Gradologija,
www.gradologija.ba.
© Danijela Dugandžić Živanović
Daniela Dugandžić

Daniela Dugandžić

© Danijela Dugandžić Živanović
Actopolis-City: Sarajevo


Daniela Dugandžić is a feminist worker, curator, cultural producer and creator active in the women's movement and in the field of feminist art for the past 20 years. She is currently an acting director of the organisation called CRVENA. Over the years she worked with many artists and organisations from around the globe and produced work in different media. She sees feminism as a lifestyle and takes feminist values and solidarity as her starting point in all projects.

Daniela Dugandžić's work includes Vagina Monologues theatre plays (Sarajevo, Belgrade, Zagreb), a documentary We are the majority, performance Bujrum Izvolite, the art project Transfor(M)art etc. As a member of the feminist curatorial group Red Min(e)d she curated the 54th October Salon in Belgrade in 2013. The group's experimental project The Bring In Take Out Living Archive appeared in Zagreb, Ljubljana, Vienna, Munich, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Stockholm, Zurich etc. In 2014 she curated an exhibition in the public space called "My house is your house too". Danijela also teaches courses for a Women's Studies programme, provides consultancy and gives lectures all over BIH.

With CRVENA she developed and produced numerous projects, exhibitions, public actions and interventions, artist talks and lectures dealing with contemporary art, feminism, violence against women and girls, women's history and women's engagement. In 2013, together with a team of four researchers, architects and activists she developed a comprehensive program Gradologija (Cityology) www.gradologija.ba that deals with questions of urban governance, use and misuse of public space in the city, urban mobilisation and the possibilities for creation, maintenance and development of what is known as "urban commons".
Haris Sahačić

Haris Sahačić

Actopolis-City: Mardin

Haris Sahačić was born 1977 in Sarajevo; He graduated in Media Design at the Department for Experimental Radio of the Bauhaus University in Weimar/Germany. Since 1999 he has been active in the field of NGOs, trade unions and radio. He is an administrator, radio producer, poet, writer, sound designer, composer and feminist-friendly man.

The artistic expression of this media designer is to be found initially in his books of poetry, which were written in 2001 – Requiem for the Tears of Bohemians (in German and Bosnian); in 2008 – Three Warlocks (in Bosnian); in 2010 ‒ Around our Necks Remained a Grip of Wars (in Bosnian); and in 2013 – One for All against One (in German). Since 2003 he has collaborated with Student eFM radio in Sarajevo, Radio FREI in Erfurt and later with www.bauhaus.fm. On 25 September 2009 he and his team received an honourable mention from the Medienanstalt Sachsen-Anhalt for the production of “Gattschaft Bericht”. All the audio-visual concepts, radio essays, radio features, radio dramas, sound experiments et al. produced by Haris Sahačić are seen socially speaking as the purely ground-level reaction of a free radio artist to the high level of irresponsibility of the multi-level “society” in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Link to Blog
Katarina Bošnjaky

Katarina Bošnjak

Actopolis-City: Sarajevo

Katarina Bošnjak was born in 1990. She completed her BA at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo in 2012 and her MA in 2014 at the same institution. She is currently employed as Junior Architect at OSNAP d.o.o. and is an exterior collaborator at the Faculty of Architecture, Department of City planning, a member of the LIFT – spatial initiatives, a volunteer at theatre SARTR and writer for student magazine 303 ( field: urbanism).

Katarina’s projects include video works, short movies, research and interior designs as well as active participation in the organisation of the Sarajevo Days of Architecture. Katarina has participated in exhibitions including “VIDEODETECTURE” with a short movie: “Visual pollution, manipulation and frustration” and Green Design in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She also gave lectures at the CICIOP conference in 2013 and the Days of Architecture 2015 with the project “Experimental Park ‒ Kindergarten”. She has participated in numerous workshops from the Green Design workshop “Illegal settlements” in 2012, “City Acupuncture” in Sarajevo and Split, workshops with Norwegian students in Međugorje, “Urban Incubator” in Savamala in 2013 and “Komad grada” in Belgrade in 2014. Together with Sejjid Dudić she created a promotional video for the ASK conference in 2014 entitled “Urban transformations: Animation of Urban Ruins”. Katarina received an award from the Green Design Center for “Best integration of green techniques”.
Roberto Vertieri

Roberto Vertieri

Actopolis-City: Sarajevo

Born in Italy; lives and works between Sarajevo and Venice. Graduated in architecture at the Venice Faculty of Architecture ‒ IUAV. After degree worked as graphic designer and film maker. Currently studying film directing at film.factory ‒ Sarajevo Film Academy.

Work and research focus on the development and contradictions that are constantly produced for and by societies and Nature.