APSS-Architectural Prison Summer School, the largest architectural and urban planning event in Montenegro, will end tomorrow. The APSS organizer is a DVARP organization from Kotor, and this zear's edition is taking place in the nautical village Porto Montenegro in Tivat.
DVARP- Dijana Vučinić Architectural Research and Practice is a young architectural practice founded by Dijana Vucinic. It is focused on research and analysis in architecture, urban design, sociology, environmental protection and building heritage and tradition. Apart from practice, DVARP founded the APSS–Architectural Prison Summer School in Kotor, Montenegro. APSS has been investigating mechanisms that could redefine the relationship between architecture and the city in Montenegrin coastal cities, and improve urban background by rethinking an approach on urban planning and design. As such, the intention is to use APSS as a platform for further research and development of urban structure in these cities.
"The last two days of this year's APSS edition are devoted to presenting student's works, lectures, book promotions, panel discussions and marking the European Mobility Week in Montenegro.
The exhibition of students is scheduled for tonight at 8 PM in the Synchro building in Porto Montenegro in Tivat. Over the past seven days, 27 students from 12 countries have been working on sustainable mobility. The "Crossing Temporary" exhibition is open for everyone interested and the entrance is free.
"Students have assignments initially set up through 3 mobility themes in Boka, but they evolve and will eventually be presented through what we believe will be a unique APSS experience. Temporary structures can be designed for short-term use, often need to be set up quickly or intentionally to connect to just one event, but become part of the public space, part of the community. They should be able to channel new ideas, test new scenarios and new access to the public space while simultaneously adapting to the environment," explains the APSS organizers.
An hour before the exhibition, the prominent name of the architectural scene of former Yugoslavia, Vedran Mimica, will present the book "The Berlage Affair", which on several levels shows his pedagogical, cultural and intellectual engagement in the last 25 years.
A final conference of the APSS Finale will be held on Saturday (September 15th), featuring important world names from architecture and urban planning. The morning is reserved for "APSS talk" at the Culture Center in Tivat, where it will be discussed by Minister of Culture Aleksandar Bogdanović, photographer Julien Lanoo, professor Saša Machtig (creator of the popular “red kiosk”) from the University of Ljubljana and his colleague Giovanni Danielli of the University of Bern.
The panel "Challenges of Sustainable Mobility in Boka Kotorska" begins at 12:40, symbolically marking the beginning of the European Mobility Week in Montenegro, which has been marked throughout Europe since 2002.
"Boka Bay is an ideal place to talk about sustainable mobility or test possible solutions," said APSS.
The afternoon hours of the APSS Finals conference will be devoted to the theme of Education and Architecture. The APSS emphasizes that all events are open to the public.