Guides: Jelica Jovanović and Sonja Jankov
→ Block 22, in front of kindergarten "Zeka", Boulevard of Zoran Đinđić 55
Integral urbanism triggered the planning and realization of large urban planning enterprises through the realization of an architectural competition - block by block. As a member of various teams, Aleksandar Stjepanović took part in all the major competitions scheduled in our country, but it is blocks 22, 23 and 39 in Novi Beograd and the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad that are his greatest feats in Serbia - each at a different level of finalization. The walk starts in Block 22, in front of a combined children’s institution - today’s “Zeka” kindergarten, through a local community centre to a pedestrian passage towards Block 23 and the “Sedam sekretara SKOJ-a” Primary School, today’s “Laza Kostić” Primary School and KDU „Pčelica“ and „Leptirić“, then along the Belgrade highway towards Block 39 and the Faculty of Drama Arts and then towards Novi Sad and the Faculty of Philosophy. We will present the works of professor Stjepanović by depicting the phenomena related to the city’s crossing the river Sava and the forgotten terminology and we will describe the mechanisms that resulted in such architecture: the competition practice, the laboratory of housing, the role of university in the planning of urban centre and the subsequent abandoning of this type of urban planning and development.
Jelica Jovanović is a PhD student of the Technical University in Vienna. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade. She is the secretary of DOCOMOMO Serbia and one of the founders of the Group of Architects. She has been an assistant curator of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, for the exhibition entitled Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, a coordinator of the projects Unfinished Modernisations - Between Utopia and Pragmatism and (In)appropriate Monuments, a co-author of the Archive of Modernism and of the Summer Schools of Architecture in Bač and Rogljevo.
Sonja Jankov (1985) is an independent scholar, curator and artists. She takes advantage both of the artistic media (in-situ and/or site-specific installations, photographs, sketches) and of theoretical writing in order to show the results of her research. She has authored four curator projects and has staged nine solo art exhibitions so far. In 2016, she participated in the Future Architecture Platform project. She lives in Novi Sad.