Coordinators: Nataša Đurić and Milena Zindović
Organization: ŽAD and BINA
→ CCB, Artget Gallery, Republic Square 5/I
Milena Zindović and Nataša Đurić have posed the question of the position of a citizen in the process of the planning of public spaces in Belgrade by starting a project entitled “Citizen-Friendly Public Space”, wishing to instigate dialogue between the professionals (architects and planners), city institutions and citizens (end users) during the process of the planning of public spaces in Belgrade.
In the workshop, they will convey the attitudes of citizens - participants in the panel discussions held on the topic "Citizen-Friendly Public Space" - and also representatives of administration and professionals in the process of urban planning in Belgrade, whom they address with a request that the Belgrade city planning documents, namely the public urban space building regulations, should incorporate provisions binding the city authorities to have public urban spaces designed according to the rules of citizen participation and gender equality.
The project has been commenced with the help of the Women’s Architectural Association.
Nataša Đurić, an architect whose years-long professional work is characterized by an interest in various fields and topics of architecture. She has worked in several design offices and in the Belgrade City Administration and has founded the Archinet architectural studio, in which she is engaged in architectural and urban planning design and in consulting in the field of organization and realization of investments in architecture. She is the author of several realized residential and commercial buildings, public spaces and sports facilities. She has taken part in a large number of architectural and urban planning competitions. Having viewed, in her professional work, the various and often conflicted positions of participants in the realization of architectural and urban planning projects, she has commenced a campaign for the development of dialogue between participants in the process of the planning of public spaces in Belgrade, with the support of Women’s Architectural Association. She won the Novi Sad Architecture Salon award in 2007, the 1st prize of the 13th Urban Planning Salon in the section of Regulation Plans, the Prize from the Aleksandar Šaletić Fund in 2005.
Milena Zindović, architect, editor-in-chief of the web forum “Women in Architecture”. After Belgrade University, she continued her architecture studies at Cornell University in New York. She gained experience in Belgrade, Serbia and Ljubljana, Slovenia, and then as Director of the Public Planning Company “Plan” in Šabac, Serbia. She is the editor of the awarded book “Women in architecture | Contemporary Architecture in Serbia Since 1900”. She is co-founder and steering committee member of the Women’s Architectural Society, co-founder and president of the NGO Smart city.