As a regional project which is held in Belgrade, Balkan Architecture Biennale’s 2017 theme is "New Patterns in Architecture and Urbanism". Biennale offers a platform for reading the Balkan patterns of displaying immanent architectural insufficiency in the process between a specific social reality and a utopian dream.

Exhibition of Balkan Architectural Biennale curated by Tatjana Stratimirović will be held in venues of Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade. Exhibition's form of presentations are A1 panel, a model, a video projection and an animation. Applications for the exhibition, including title and illustration of the work with short description up to 100 words, should be sent to exhibition@balkanarchitecturalbiennale.rs

IMPORTANT DATES:
October 15th – deadline for the exhibition application
November 1st – response and confirmation from the curator
November 15th – deadline for submissions
December 18th – opening and awards ceremony
December 25th – closing of the exhibition

WORD FROM CURATOR
Although one may not be open to admit it, virtually every practicing architect intimately believes that she has the right to her own system of interpretation of architecture. The constitution of a personal system of thinking is proving to be inevitable, at a time when all previous architectural doctrines can be considered as outdated. In everydayness of an ordinary life, behind every architectural doctrine, no matter how universal, the stern face of dogma will appear.

The history of knowledge about architecture can be seen through the history of spatial concepts, wrote Bernard Tschumi in 1975 in his text 'Architectural paradox'. As an architect - designer, and theoretician, Tschumi is inquiring the realm of materially built architecture and its conceptual environment. From the dialectic ambiguity of this relationship, he concludes that architecture, as a phenomenon, is incomplete, always insufficient. It is missing - either a concept or a realization.

The incapacity of architecture to be complete, neither as a pure concept nor as a pure realistic creation (and especially not as a mixture of them) is in a specific way territorialized in the frames of what we consider as the Balkans. Architects working on this territory are operatively facing the ambivalent incompleteness of architecture.

The theme of the exhibition of the III Balkan Architectural Biennale New Patterns in Architecture and Urbanism offers a platform for reading the Balkan patterns of displaying immanent architectural insufficiency in the process between a specific social reality and a utopian dream.

We call all of you architects - entrepreneurs, professionals, artists and warriors to share your perspective and show your work.

Tatjana Stratimirović

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