The Future as a Project | Doxiadis in Skopje, at Benaki Museum / Pireos 138 (duration 17 December 2018 – 17 February 2019)presents for the first time Doxiadis’s work in Skopje, which includes a detailed survey of the affected areas, strategic plans for the city and a new outline for the master plan. In addition, it introduces to the Greek public the work of Kenzo Tange for Skopje’s city centre, and showcases a series of modernist buildings authored by leading Yugoslavian architects that still stand in the city today. The exhibition opened with a 2-day conference and roundtable discussion.

The exhibition and its accompanying events are organised by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, the Museum of the city of Skopje and the Benaki Museum, co-organized and supported by ‘Athens 2018 – World Book Capital’ by the City of Athens, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.  

Curators: Kalliopi Amygdalou, Ana Ivanovska Deskova, Jovan Ivanovski, Vladimir Deskov, Kostas Tsiambaos

Assistant Curator: Christos Kritikos

 

December 17, 2018
1-day International Conference (in English)

15.00-15.15 Welcome Note
Elias Constantopoulos, President of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture

15.15-15.30 Introduction
Kalliopi Amygdalou, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

Session 1 Replanning Skopje
Moderator: Tasos Telloglou, Journalist, SKAI channel
15.30 – 15.50 The Protagonists of Skopje’s Reconstruction
Ines Tolić (University of Bologna)

15.50 – 16.10 Designing on a Moving Terrain: Doxiadis Associates and the Reconstruction Of Skopje
Kostas Tsiambaos (National Technical University of Athens)

16.10-16.30 The City that could have been
Vlatko P. Korobar (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje)

16.30-17.00 Discussion

17.30-18.00 Break
Session 2 In search for a new architectural future
Moderator: Elias Constantopoulos, President of the Hellenic Institute of
Architecture

18.00-18.20 Between Utopia and Pragmatism: A Synoptic Overview of Architectural Modernism in Socialist Yugoslavia
Maroje Mrduljaš (University of Zagreb)

18.20-18.40 The Architecture of the Post-Earthquake Renewal of Skopje 
Ana Ivanovska Deskova (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje),
Jovan Ivanovski (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje), Vladimir
Deskov (University American College Skopje)

18.40-19.00 The White Swan: The Foundation of the Skopje Museum of Contemporary
Art
Zoran Petrovski (Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje)

19.00-19.30 Discussion

20.00 Exhibition Opening (Ground Floor)

 

December 18, 2018
Guided Tours & Roundtable (in Greek)

ΌΤΑΝ ΤΟ ΜEΛΛΟΝ ΓIΝΕΙ ΠΑΡΕΛΘOΝ Ή Η ΠΡOΚΛΗΣΗ ΤΟΥ ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟY ΠOΛΕΩΝ

17.00-18.00 Two free guided tours (Registration necessary)
18.00 -20.30 Roundtable (Registration necessary)
Discussants:
Panayotis Tournikiotis (Professor, National Technical University of Athens)
Dimitris Phiilippides (Professor Emeritus, National Technical University of Athens)
Thomas Doxiadis (Architect, Doxiadis +)
Kostas Tsiambaos (Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens)

Registration: thefutureasaproject@gmail.com, 6976764879 (Christos Kritikos)

•Please note that the roundtable and guided tours will be carried out in Greek.
Conference Organizing Team: Kalliopi Amygdalou, Kostas Tsiambaos, Christos Kritikos
Exhibition Curators: Kalliopi Amygdalou, Ana Ivanovska-Deskova, Jovan Ivanovski, Vladimir Deskov,
Kostas Tsiambaos
Assistant Curator: Christos Kritikos

Duration of the exhibition: 17 December 2018 – 17 February 2019

Find the Press Release here.