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Danish Architecture in Serbia - Thousands Reached

29.05.2019  15:50
With the great support of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Ministry for Culture, the Embassy implemented an exhaustive promotion of Danish architecture in Serbia in May 2019.

The project included: 7 lectures, 4 screenings of a Danish documentary "Vi Bygger Det Væk", 4 exhibitions on Danish architecture and an 8-page supplement in the daily newspapers. We estimate to have reached hundreds of architecture students, professional architects and urban planners, as well as hundreds of thousands among general public with our activities.

LECTURES:

The central activities took place around Belgrade International Architecture Week (BINA, May 9-30) with a diverse group of Danish guests:

Academics: Prof. Jakob Brandtberg Knudsen, Head of School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and Prof. Olga Popović Larsen, Architecture and Technology, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, who held lectures on the role of architecture in fulfilling UN SDGs, as well as innovation and upcycling of building materials. In cooperation with the Engineering Chamber of Serbia, their lectures qualified as additional education towards renewing engineering licences.

The professors also visited the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and held lectures to 3rd year students of architecture.

They also opened the outdoor exhibition, in the middle of Belgrade's pedestrian zone (total reach app. 200.000 people).meeting

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Local administration:

Jakob Matzen, a former member of the urban planning team and the advisor to the City Arhitect of the City of Copenhagen, held a lecture on sustainable city planning and the history of Copenhagen's development to a full house.

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Private company:

ADEPT, a young and innovative architecture studio from Copenhagen, spoke of resilient place-making and innovation in architecture, also to the full house.

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VI BYGGER DET VÆK / GREAT ARCHITECTURE ON A SMALL PLANET

In cooperation with DR and The Thin Line Production, the Embassy organized the screening of the latest Danish documentary on the Serbian national television, RTS on May 9th. As part of the arrangement, the documentary was shown also in three additional locations throughout Serbia.

8-PAGE SUPPLEMENT IN POLITIKA DAILY

In cooperation with the oldest daily newspapers from the Balkans, the Embassy organized the publishing of 8-page supplement "Great Architecture on a Small Planet" on Danish architecture, with articles from the Danish guests and the Belgrade City Architect, Mr. Marko Stojčić.

You can download it here.

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OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

With the kind help from the Danish guest, Jakob Matzen, the Embassy was able to organize additional outreach activities:

Niš, May 17th - a lecture by Jakob Matzen, opening of the exhibition on Danish architecture and screening of "Vi Bygger Det Væk", all organized in cooperation with the City of Niš and the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

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Šabac, May 21st - a lecture by Jakob Matzen, opening of the exhibition on Danish architecture and screening of "Vi Bygger Det Væk", all organized in cooperation with the City of Šabac.

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Novi Sad, May 22nd - a lecture by Jakob Matzen, opening of the exhibition on Danish architecture and screening of "Vi Bygger Det Væk", all organized in cooperation with the Department for Architecture, Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University in Novi Sad.

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Some of the media reports on the Embassy activities in Serbia:

https://www.kcb.org.rs/2019/05/savremena-danska-arhitektura/

https://www.juznevesti.com/Drushtvo/U-Nisu-izlozba-i-predavanje-o-danskoj-arhitekturi.sr.html

https://www.dnevnik.rs/novi-sad/o-danskoj-arhitekturi-i-urbanizmu-na-ftn-u-21-05-2019

http://dans.org.rs/danska-arhitektura-u-novom-sadu/

http://www.ftn.uns.ac.rs/102896332

https://tvzonaplus.rs/danska-arhitektura-u-nisu/

https://n2.rs/kultura/bina-medjunarodne-gostujuce-izlozbe-u-okviru-bina-programa/

https://niskevesti.rs/izlozba-o-danskoj-arhitekturi-u-nisu/

http://www.ni.rs/2019/05/15/exhibition-and-lecture-on-contemporary-danish-architecture-2/?pismo=lat

http://www.sabac.tv/vesti/26771/ambasador-danske-u-poseti-sapcu

https://theworldnews.net/rs-news/u-nisu-izlozba-i-predavanje-o-danskoj-arhitekturi

http://srpskaekonomija.rs/vesti/10/5//12125/Danska-na-Beogradskoj-internacionalnoj-nedelji-arhitekture

https://www.energetskiportal.rs/dogadjaji/izlozba-savremene-danske-arhitekture-u-nisu/

http://www.gaf.ni.ac.rs/_news/news.htm

https://www.espreso.rs/kultura/galerija/376067/bina-2019-gostujuce-izlozbe-iz-austrije-danske-slovenije-i-spanije

http://artkvart.rs/bina-2019-beogradska-internacionalna-nedelja-arhitekture-u-beogradu-novom-sadu-i-pancevu/

https://www.danubeogradu.rs/2019/04/bina-2019-14-beogradska-internacionalna-nedelja-arhitekture/

https://www.b92.net/biz/vesti/svet.php?yyyy=2019&mm=05&dd=29&nav_id=1548207

https://www.gradnja.rs/grad-koji-je-pre-25-godina-bankrotirao-danas-je-jedan-od-najboljih-mesta-za-zivot/