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04.—10.09.2016—POSTPONED!
San Rocco Summer School Belgrade
Meaningful Voids
WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU THAT THE SAN ROCCO SUMMER SCHOOL IN BELGRADE, 04.—10.09.2016, IS NOW POSTPONED. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW DATE IN THE SPRING OR SUMMER 2017. STAY TUNED!

SAN ROCCO Summer School will investigate the potential of meaningful voids in Belgrade — a group of green islands in the middle of the city, whose diverse histories have been reflecting its urban development. After a major paradigm shift from the socialist era celebrating collectivity, youth and nature, to the post-socialist market-driven logic leading to informal appropriation and privatization of public space, these green islands and their specific destination points lost both their meaning and sources of funding. Today, while the public attention is seized by the seemingly endless political and economic obsessions, leaving little energy left for the questions of public space, these places continue to undergo transformation — a certain ongoing erosion within Belgrade’s urban condition. Considering the cumulative effect of these urban voids as an urban project for the city, we believe it’s time to once again reinvent their meaning, and envision their contemporary form.

Method
The Summer School’s students and ten guest professors will work in a collaborative environment on a unique cumulative urban project for Belgrade. The students will be divided into five research groups that will investigate the potential of five different “meaningful voids” in Belgrade. The final projects will then be detailed in groups of two students. The guest professors will supervise all of the projects according to a precise rotation scheme.

Deadlines
Applications must be submitted by August 1 at 12:00pm.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a max. 10 MB PDF file (two pages, portrait A4) comprising a CV and a presentation of their work in whatever form they prefer, making sure to include the following mandatory information: name, surname, date of birth, educational background, email address. Application deadline has been extended until August 1.


More information
SRSS Website
About the Event:
The SRSS topic is an idea by
Milica Topalović

Belgrade Coordinators
Milica Topalović
Jelena Pančevac 

San Rocco Coordinators
Paolo Carpi 
Giovanni Piovene
Andrea Zanderigo

Professors
Paolo Carpi
Matilde Cassani 
Simona Malvezzi 
Thomas Padmanabhan 
Jelena Pančevac
Konstantinos Pantazis 
Giovanni Piovene
Freek Persyn
Thomas Raynaud
Milica Topalović