Skirting the Center: Svetlana Kana Radevic on the Periphery of Postwar Architecture

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Dijana Vučinić, Anna Kats.
Organized by
APSS Institute, Company Strategist. With the support of the Capital City of Podgorica and under the patronage of the President of Montenegro.
Marketing and Communications Manager.- Katarina Milačić. Curatorial Associate.- Ana Dobrašinović. Marketing and Communications Associate.- Marija Raspopović. Graphic designer.- Luka Bošković.
From May 22 until November 21.
Palazzo Palumbo Fossati. San Marco 2597,Venice, Italy.
Luka Boskovic.

Svetlana Kana Radević Kana Radević

Svetlana Kana Radević. (21 November 1937, in Cetinje, Yugoslavia – died on 8 November 2000) was a Yugoslav architect, credited as the first female Montenegrin architect. She attended elementary school and then completed high school at Slobodan Škerović School in Titograd (now Podgorica). She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Belgrade and then went on to attain a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She continued her studies in Japan, which strongly influenced her later work.

She was a full member of Doclean Academy of Sciences and Arts and the first vice president of Matica crnogorska, as well as a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Construction Sciences. Her most noted work was the Hotel Podgorica (1964-1967), for which she won the Federal Borba Award for Architecture in 1967, and the Hotel Zlatibor (1979-1981), with expansive public spaces that welcomed both locals and visitors to commingle in environments that made socialist broadly luxury accessible; the Petrovac Apartment Building (1967), with its sculptural façade and expansive apartment layouts.

Her Monument to the Fallen Soldiers of Lješanska nahija in Barutana also won a national competition in 1975, as well as the Monument to Fallen Fighters at Barutana (1980), a sculptural memorial landscape that commemorates local anti-fascist fighters.

Dijana Vučinić

Dijana Vučinić is a practicing architect, founder of an interdisciplinary practice DVARP and research and educational platform APSS Institute. In her work she tends to introduce structures and spaces that reveal the process of critical thinking and sustainable solutions. Her work is based on research on post-transitional city and interactive contemporary city ambience. She was a commissioner for Project Solana - Montenegro pavilion at Biennale Architettura 2016 and co-curator of the exhibition Treasures in disguise - Montenegro Pavilion at Biennale Architettura 2014.

Anna Kats

Anna Kats is an architectural historian, curator, and critic whose work historicizes the political economy of architectural production and technical transfer across the socialist sphere of influence in the 20th century. As a member of the curatorial team in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Kats was an organizer of the 2018 exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia: 1948-1980.



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