Foto: Zoran Kanlić, 2014
Sarajevo
Cloud

Intro

Sarajevo Cloud will enable citizens and city visitors to inscribe individual experiences, meanings and visions about specific public spaces into a virtual copy of the space. This inscription in virtual space is possible through the smartphone geo–location of pictures, symbols or messages at the specific location (using coordinates as in the Google Earth application). Using the “Augmented Reality” smartphone application we shall be able to see all geo-located elements. This application permits a simultaneous perception of immediate physical reality and virtual elements arranged in it while we observe through the smartphone camera. Participants are given a pre-defined set of virtual elements for designing public space (for example tree, lamp, bench, fountain, etc.) but also some symbols – emoticons (such as stickers in the “Viber” application) in order to express an attitude towards the given location. With this we can blur, smudge or erase borders between common ‒ physical and individual ‒ virtual space.

The aims of the project are not only to render visible and to share individual experiences and visions about specific locations in the city, but also to enable an anonymous passer-by to become a designer or a critic of public space in order to discover a common vision for the chosen locations. All these spontaneous interventions will be recorded and available in the common “Cloud” memory.

The project will be situated at the location of “Hastahana” park during a four-month period. In order to instigate participation a real cloud-like sculpture will be developed to mark the location of the project symbolically. The sculpture will be placed on the roof of the “Green Pavilion” which was also developed for the Actopolis project.

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  • 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.

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© Asmir Mutevelić
Asmir Mutevelić

Asmir Mutevelić

© Asmir Mutevelić
Actopolis-City: Sarajevo

Asmir Mutevelić was born in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1983. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo in 2009 and is one of the founding partners and director at Filter arhitektura.

In his work, Mutevelić is searching for universal and lasting qualities of space and focuses on experience and the psychology of space. Through his work and research in theory of architecture, he is working towards the creation of new and precise design methodology.

He has won several awards as a co-author for projects at international and local public competitions: Himalayan Mountain Hut ‒ honourable mention (2015); Young Balkan Designers "Common Grounds" (2015); Grand Prix Collegium Artisticum (2013); second prize in the competition for the memorial to 2nd of May 1992 Sarajevo (2012); first prize in the competition for the historical park of Medieval Bosnia (2009). One of his projects was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe award ‒ The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (2015).
© 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".
Kenan Vatrenjak

Kenan Vatrenjak

Actopolis-City: Sarajevo

Kenan Vatrenjak was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1983. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo in 2009. In 2005/2006 he studied at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona and worked at Barcelona City Hall. He is one of the founding partners at Filter arhitektura.

Kenan Vatrenjak is currently working on architectural projects of various types and sizes. Through his work, he seeks to question a given problem and to understand design as a specific type of research.

He has won several awards as a co-author for projects at international and local public competitions: Himalayan Mountain Hut ‒ honourable mention (2015); Grand Prix Collegium Artisticum (2013); first prize in the competition for a monument/scenography to erased citizens (2013); second prize in the international competition for the urban-architecture concept design for the Badel Site Zagreb redevelopment (2012); second prize in the competition for the memorial to 2nd of May 1992 Sarajevo (2012).

He has also worked on a research project: “Propocon ‒ Property, Possession and Conflict in Re/Building Settlement”, for The Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Vedad Islambegović

Vedad Islambegović

Actopolis-City: Sarajevo

Vedad Islambegović was born in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1983. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Sarajevo in 2008, where he is also an assistant lecturer and PhD candidate. In 2005/2006 studied at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona and worked at Barcelona City Hall. He is one of the founding partners at Filter arhitektura.

Islambegović’s PhD thesis is related to informal city-forming processes and their socio-political origin. He has also worked on a research project: “Propocon ‒ Property, Possession and Conflict in Re/Building Settlement”, for The Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

He has won several awards as a co-author for projects at international and local public competitions: Grand Prix Collegium Artisticum (2013); second prize in the international competition for the urban-architecture concept design for the Badel Site Zagreb redevelopment (2012); second prize in the competition for the memorial to 2nd of May 1992 Sarajevo (2012), first prize in the competition for the historical park of Medieval Bosnia (2009). One of his projects was nominated for Mies van der Rohe award ‒ The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (2015).

Many of his projects have been published in relevant architectural magazines, such as Oris magazine (Croatia), Hochpartere (Switzerland) and Archithese (Switzerland).