17 Oct 2022
Each October, everyone interested in sustainable urban development, from national and local governments to universities, NGOs, communities and other stakeholders is encouraged to hold or participate in activities, events, and discussions under the one-month campaign “Urban October”.
To celebrate “Urban October”, School of Architecture and Built Environment organized several events, with Architecture and Estate Management and Valuation (EMV) students taking a regional study trip to Musanze, Burera & Rubavu, for a hands-on assessment of urban human settlement realities, to hosting an exhibition on contemporary housing in Serbia.
Exhibition “Renewal and rethinking: the past two decades of contemporary housing architecture in Serbia” curated by Ilija Gubic and Dr. Nebojsa Antesevic, gives an overview on how social, single-family and multifamily housing was developed after country was exposed to the war and international sanctions.
Ag. Head of Architecture Department, Dr. Sandro Grispan, highlighted the value of exposing UR students to the broader contemporary architectural realities and thanked Ilija Gubic for the volunteer teaching services he has rendered to the department over the last years.
Ag. Dean of the School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE), Dr. Josephine Malonza, who invited the exhibition to Kigali, stated “It is important to see how Serbian architects have, often despite troubling realities, accomplished works of high creativity and imagination in an attempt to adapt to a new age”.
The exhibition, located in SABE building, started on October 10 th and will be open up to October 21 st .