KotorAPSS with Numen/For Use TEMPORARY
July 15 - 22



Dijana Vučinić, KotorAPSS Founder and Project Director

Dijana Vucinic is the founder of KotorAPSS Architectural Prison Summer School in Kotor, Montenegro. KotorAPSS has been investigating mechanisms that could redefine the relationship between architecture and the city in Montenegrin coastal cities and improve urban setting by redefining the approach to urban planning and design. KotorAPSS is imagined as a platform for education and further research and development of urban structure in these cities and it has been gathering architects and students from all over the world. For her work she has received several awards. Vučinić is also one of the curatorsof the exhibition “Treasures in Disguise”- Montenegro Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia 2014 that has been recognized as very successful in Venice and has initiated development of abandoned structures in Montenegrin cities. She teaches at the University of Donja Gorica and has been a guest lecturer at several other Universities and symposiums in Montenegro and abroad. She has been involved in many research projects for Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism in government of Montenegro. She is also the Head of the Department for Development Projects in Urbanism and Architecture at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism where she manages a young and enthusiastic team working on portfolio that includes projects from architectural competitions to development on cultural heritage and other emerging projects in architecture and urbanism.  She is a commissioner for Project Solana – Montenegro pavilion at 15th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Vučinićis a practicing architect, founder of an interdisciplinary architectural practice DVARP, with projects that range from urban design to hotels, residential buildings and theater stage design and research. Her work is based on research of urban condition in the developing touristic areas on Montenegrin coast and in the mountains.

Nikola Radeljković, Numen / For Use

-       Site analysis

location: St. Paul’s church / Old Austrian prison

July 16 - Workshop

 -       Concept development | First presentation

July 17 – Workshop

-       Project revision, technical problem analysis, realization analysis

-       testing, model making, preparations for project realization

July 18-21 – Workshop

 -       project realization


July 21 – lectures

Anastasios Telios - Greece

Anastasios Tellios was born in Berlin, Germany. He studied architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Dip. Arch. AUTh) and the Bartlett School of Architecture in London (M.Arch Dist. UCL). He holds a PhD at School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (PhD AUTh) in the scientific area of architectural design and the related theories. His PhD research was focused in issues concerning architecture, theory and criticism, image and representation. His academic interests are related to architecture and urban design, and the respective hermeneutic theories. His recent focus is placed on advanced architectural design and design research.

Since 2008 he is Assistant Professor and now Associate Professor of Architectural Design: Theory and Practice at School of Architecture, AUTh, Thessaloniki. He is participating in projects, research programs and international architectural competitions in the areas of architectural and urban design. He has participated in numerous conferences, workshops in Greece and abroad and in research and funded programs concerning architecture, urban design and architectural education.

He is an active architect located in Thessaloniki, Greece. He is co-founder, together with Despoina Zavraka, of architectural office ‘TTDZ Architects’. He has been involved in various projects and international competitions. He is lecturing in Greece and abroad. His work, both theoretical and practical, as an architect and educator, has been published and exhibited in Greece and internationally.

James Taylor-Foster - UK

James Taylor-Foster is a writer, curator, and architectural designer. He is the European Editor-at-Large at ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architecture platform, and an Editor of LOBBY Magazine (The Bartlett, UCL). While he almost co-curated the British Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition (La Biennale di Venezia), he actually co-curated the Nordic Pavilion alongside David Basulto (In Therapy) in 2016. He is a regular contributor to Monocle 24 radio, broadcast out of London, and is a Guest Critic at the University of Cambridge, The Bartlett (UK), the AA (UK), IUAV (IT), TU Delft and The Berlage (NL). He writes regularly for a number of magazines and journals on architecture, culture, cities, and technology.

location: Prison square, 20.30



- Intro - Dijana Vučinić, KotorAPSS

- Final work presentations by workshop participants and NUMEN / FOR USE

location: Prison square, 20.00




Numen / For Use

Numen/For Use is a collective working in the fields of conceptual art, scenography, industrial and spatial design.
The group first formed in 1998 as a collaborative effort of industrial designers Sven Jonke, Christoph Katzler and Nikola Radeljković under the banner For Use.

In 1999 they establish Numen as a collective identity covering all projects actualized outside the sphere of industrial design.
The group's early enterprises are characterized by experiments with impersonal design and radical formal reduction, deeply rooted in the tradition of high modernism and mainly applied to various synergetic total-design projects in Croatia.

From 2004 onwards, after setting up a large scale site-specific project for the production of “Inferno” in the National Centre for Drama in Madrid, Numen/ For Use become intensely involved with scenography. Further realizations in theatres across Europe ensue.

Since 2008 the collective turns its focus towards configuring objects and concepts without a predefined function, an activity resulting in the more hybrid and experimental works such as the N-Light series and Tape Installation. 
Parallel to these publicly exposed ventures, the group wins several international awards for their accomplishments in the field of industrial and set design.


KotorAPSS with Numen/For Use TEMPORARY 

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 KotorAPSS, we continue our journey with the topic of TEMPORARY in architecture. Inside the city walls of UNESCO site and within the vicinity of Old Austrian Prison - the mothership of KotorAPSS we have decided to break up with the permanence and talk about its significance in architecture.

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.

With this topic, we want to experiment and test new scenarios in our city. We want to challenge interaction and see another face of our public space. In the first year of TEMPORARY we have invited Numen/For Use and decided to start with an action and actually create a piece of temporality in architecture.

You are invited to join us for a weeklong workshop lead by Numen/For Use and KotorAPSS and help us create and build the TEMPORARY.  

If you are an architect, artist, a student of architecture, design or art, please send:
•    Your portfolio in .pdf format, up to 8MB.
•    A motivation letter addressing the topic of TEMPORARY in architecture
     * a motivation letter should have up to 500-1000 words with about 200 words on the topic Temporary in architecture.
     * official language is English and Montenegrin

Send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Deadline:  May 10

*The workshop is free of charge for selected participants and that includes accommodation in Old town Kotor.

The list of participants will be published by May 15