Kolasin hosts the first part of the Architectural Student Congress, attended by students and mentors from Novi Sad, Nis, Banja Luka, Sarajevo, Maribor, Kosovska Mitrovica, Belgrade, Skopje, Novi Pazar and Podgorica.
After Kolasin, the workshops will be resumed in Herceg Novi, and as said by Svetislav Popovic, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture in Podgorica, the goal is to connect the north and south with such a way of working.
Architectural student congresses or architectural caravans started 17 years ago in Ljubljana and Montenegro hosted it in 2011.
"I have a special emotion towards the architecture in Kolasin because I have participated in projects that have made “a small town” into a city. Herceg Novi with its surroundings also has many challenging offers. You must give contributions to the development of architectural and urban thinking through the creative workshops," Popovic told the students at the opening of the Congress.
Emra Alihodzic Jasarovic, a member of the mentoring team from the Faculty of Architecture in Podgorica, said that the participants would deal with the temporary architecture.
The mentoring team chose three themes of the Congress in two cities, with a dynamic approach to architecture.
"The first issue examines the boundaries as an anthropological and social phenomenon. Teams will, within the workshops, define the boundary space as a contact, touch, event, imagination, myth, story, artistic experience. The second theme is water as a space for intervention. The third theme will elaborate the memory value of the place, because through the path which we will pass before us were sailboats, shepherds, tourists, brown bears, cruisers, biologists. Every deformation in the space is a loaded code, trace of nomads. When we are on that trajectory, then we know everything about our predecessors," Alihodzic Jasarovic said.
Together with Miljana Zekovic, Sanja Paunovic, Zdravko Delibasic - Beli, Ana Dobrasinovic, Marko Radonjic and Marko Stijepcevic, she is a member of the Mentoring Team of the Congress of Architecture Students.
Over 80 participants of the congress from the former Yugoslavia were greeted by Milosav Bulatovic, president of the Municipality Kolasin.
Text by Dragana Scepanovic, on May 9th 2019, read more at Vijesti