Motel Trogir @ Symposium: Lost Futures, Ljubljana




September 29th, 2016 /11.00-17.00 h

Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva 28, Ljubljana


Douglas Murphy,
Zvučna mapa Beograda,
Trajekt (projekt Bilo:Je),
Nataša Bodrožić (Motel Trogir),
Breda Bizjak (Otvoreni grad Pula),
Nikola Uzunovski
Moderator: Mika Cimolini

The starting point for the second day of the Sonica Symposium entitled LOST FUTURES will be Douglas Murphy’s thesis that the architectural thought of the sixties and seventies is a thought emerging from a moment of crisis and at the same time the last utopian thought. As a keynote speaker of the second day, Douglas Murphy, a writer and architect, who published his book Last Futures at Verso last year, will analyse the starting points and the destiny of this architecture. We’ll hear about the hidden histories of the modernist legacy from the Trajekt institute and their project Bilo:Je. This project used photography as a means to counterpoint the state of modernist architecture in the past and in the present. It thus confronted architecture as an important means of asserting a modern way of living with architecture as a means of legitimising capital, but also as its victim. The authors of Sound Map of Belgrade, Andrija Stojanović and Vladimir Radinović, will discuss the research and preservation of locations that were key for Belgrade’s identity. By collecting stories related to these locations, they are building a sonic archive of memories. Nataša Bodrožić will present the project Motel Trogir, which aims at saving this architectural jewel designed by architect Ivan Vitić in the mid 1960s, through different strategies, from public campaign and research to publishing and the art project. Breda Bizjak will discuss the importance of artistic interventions for a building revival. Nikola Uzunovski will analyse arbitrary gestures in the urbanistic and architectural development of public space in Skopje.

A panel discussion with Sonica artists will follow the presentations.

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The Motel Trogir project in 2016 has been supported by Kultura Nova Foundation & Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia.

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