[30 October 2009, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw] Warsaw under construction: talk ‘Post-communism of the urban space’, participants Ivan Kucina and STEALTH.unlimited (Ana Dzokic i Marc Neelen), curated by Ana Janevski.
Within exhibitions/conferences/debates project Warsaw Under Construction (trailer of a new urban design festival) this session will research the impact the processes and phenomena of transition have on contemporary architectural and design processes in post socialist countries. The panelists will focus on the informal building strategies and uncontrolled processes of transformation of both the social and material tissue of the Western Balkans. While the phenomenon of “balkanization” will be introduced by the Belgrade based architect Ivan Kucina, special attention will be paid to the exhibitions and art projects which deal with the mechanisms, discrepancies and controversies related to global processes of urban development. One of the examples is part of the last Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannale T.I.C.A.B, an attempt to critically respond to the current wild development of Tirana, curated by STEALTH.unlimited. During the session they will present their research on the current spatial developments and the activities of activist groups in a number of cities in Western Balkans.