APSS Crossing Temporary 2018
at Synchro, Porto Montenegro
Research, Workshop, Public Installation
Synchro, Porto Montenegro
Dijana Vučinić / program director
Marija Ičević, Jovana Miljanić, Dea Đebrić, Jelena Šćepanović,
Luka Lu Bošković / art director/photography, Ivan Čojbašić / video
KOSMOS Architects, Mikael Stenstrom
Rohit Nandha, Joshua Durrant, Yasmin Fahoum, Simona Popadić, Andreas Hadjisavva, Miloš Kapetanović, David Legeai, Predrag Milovanović, Su Wu, Srećko Andrijanić, Vlad Afanasiev, Filip Krgović, Elisabeth Sandel, Vanja Ivković, Olivia Cimpoies, Karina Davletyanova, Marijana Milanović, Sara Nišavić, Milena Raičević, Milijana Živković, Aleksandra Soldat, Maria Gracia Latorre, Charnjeev Kang, Marija Dimitrievska
DVARP continues with APSS platform – architectural summer school we organize every year. This year a week long workshop and APSS Finale has been placed in Porto Montenegro in Tivat for the first time.
Is it a pop-up, a folie, an installation? Does it have a function? What is it made of? Does it challenge technology? What is the methodology? How long will it stay?
After our Re-Use series in APSS, we have continued our journey with the topic of TEMPORARY in architecture, this year extended to CROSSING TEMPORARY.
Last year inside the city walls of UNESCO site and within the vicinity of Old Austrian Prison - the mothership of APSS, we broke up with the permanence and talked about its significance in architecture. The results of the workshop were brilliant installations done by students mentored by Numen/For Use. This year we move to an amazing Porto Montenegro with an expanded topic.
Temporary structures might be designed to disappear shortly, might have to be set-up quickly and just host an event but they do become part of the public space, part of community. They should challenge new ideas, test new possibilities and new approach to public space use, embrace the environment and adapt to the surrounding.
This year we add the issue of Mobility and explore our topic CROSSING TEMPORARY. Mobility is one of the greatest challenges not only here in Montenegro but also in many parts of the world today. Boka Bay is a perfect spot for discussing problems and testing some of the solutions on mobility. Through our workshop, lectures and panels we want to experiment and test new scenarios in our cities. We want to challenge interaction and see the position of the city within a different mobility network engaging water transport, sustainable solutions and scenarios that benefit visitors and tourist as much as locals.
APSS Finale Porto Montenegro
September 14 - 15
September 14 Synchro building
Vedran Mimica, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago
“The Berlage Affair” book promotion
On the book Kenneth Frampton:
“With this extraordinary book Vedran Mimica has, in effect, documented a large part of his life’s work to date, which up to now has been inseparable from the evolution of the Berlage Institute. (….) This is a uniquely hybrid work, for it is, in the first instance, a wittily scrambled, diaristic record of the events through which the haptically fertile discourse of the Berlage would come sharply into focus. (…) Throughout this palimpsest, one is able to gather fragments here and there of Mimica’s own development from his basic education in Zagreb to his research work at TU Delft under Hertzberger’s supervision in the late 1980s, to the large number of distinguished architects, theorists, and critics with whom he was in contact during the two decades of his teaching at the Berlage.(….) Far from being a potted history, this is an exceptionally lively account of a unique institution, highlighting many of the ideological differences and debates of the time. What is truly surprising is the astonishing international scope of the Berlage workshops, from realistic feasibility studies in the Netherlands to projects as far flung as Albania, Turkey, Chile, and Croatia.”
CROSSING TEMPORARY student presentations and exhibition opening
Temporary structures might be designed to disappear shortly, might have to be set-up quickly and just host an event but they do become part of the public space, part of community. They should challenge new ideas, test new scenarios and new approach to public space use, embrace the environment and adapt to the surrounding. In APSS 2018 we add the issue of Sustainable Mobility and explore our topic CROSSING TEMPORARY. Boka Bay is the perfect spot for discussing problems and testing possible solutions concerning sustainable mobility. Students have been given tasks that start with mobility issues but continue to evolve and will eventually be presented in what we believe would be a unique APSS experience.
The workshop is lead by KOSMOS Architects with Mikael Stenström
September 15 APSS Talk
09.00 Gathering breakfast
Cultural Center Tivat
09.30 intro by Dijana Vučinić, APSS Founder and Program Director
Opening note Mr. Aleksandar Bogdanović, Minister of culture, Government of Montenegro
10.00 Julien Lanoo, photographer
10.50 Professor Saša Machtig, University of Ljubljana
12.00 Professor Giovanni Danielli, University of Bern
Sustainable Mobility Challenges in Boka Bay
Sustainable Mobility is one of the greatest challenges and not only in Montenegro. Boka Bay is the perfect spot for discussing these problems and testing some of the solutions. Through our workshop, lectures and panel we want to experiment and test new scenarios in our cities. We want to challenge interaction and see the position of the city within a different mobility network engaging water transport, sustainable solutions and scenarios that benefit visitors and tourist as much as locals. CO2 emission is also a problem especially in this site that is UNESCO protected both for it’s history and nature. This is a perfect occasion to mark the European Mobility Week and bring attention of general public as much as architects and planners to this pressing issues.
His Excellency Aivo Orav, EU Ambassador in Montenegro (tbc)
Professor Giovanni Danielli, University of Bern
Ms. Fiona McCluney, UN Resident Coordinator
Mr Tony Brown, Director of Marina Porto Montenegro
Representative of The Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs
Ms. Tatjana Jelić – Secretary for sustainable development and energy efficiency, City of Tivat
14.30 Artem Kitaev, Kosmos Architects
15.20 Ajmona Hoxha, 51N4E architects
16.10 Marko Dabrović, 3LHD architects
Education and Design
APSS has been established as a program that would deal with real on-site problems in order to produce scenarios on possible solutions while at the same time building a platform for discussion and exchange. This platform is mainly educational and our goal has always been to focus on education in architecture in order to help emerging architects in Montenegro and the region. We believe education is a strong anchor point of development and must be a driving force for disciplines we deal with. Learning from some very known examples such as Berlage institute or Ravnikar’s Course B in design we talk with their main actors and other participants about how to broaden the dialog.
Professor Saša Machtig, University of Ljubljana
Professor Vedran Mimica, IIT Chicago
Artem Kitaev, Kosmos Architects
Professor Slavica Stamatović Vučković, University of Montenegro