Lost Futures Symposium
The starting point for the second day will be Douglas Murphy’s thesis that the architectural thought of the sixties and seventies is 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, Stojanović and Vladimir Radinović, will discuss 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 Bodrožič will present project Motel Trogir, which aims at saving this architectural jewel through different strategies. Breda Bizjak will discuss the importance of artistic interventions for building revival. Nikola Uzunovski will analyse arbitrary gestures in the urbanistic and architectural development of public space in Skopje.
lecture in Ljubljana on 29th September 2016