KUMA INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE WEEK – UNFOLDING SARAJEVO

Kuma International is excited to announce the launch of its first international summer school dedicated to architecture and entitled “Unfolding Sarajevo” which will take place in Sarajevo from August 12 to 18 2019.


Kuma International Architecture Week is led by founder and director of Kuma, Claudia Zini, and International Burch University’s professor, Assist. Prof. Dr. Lejla Odobašić Novo. It is organized under the patronage of the Embassy of Italy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in partnership with Association of Architects of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and International Burch University in Sarajevo. 

Kuma International Architecture Week will unfold the multitude of Sarajevo’s rich architectural layers to comprehend its contemporary identity and propose what might be the direction of the future development of the Bosnian capital. The program is envisioned as a series of lectures and workshops that will cover topics from the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian past, the modernist influence through the Olympic legacy of the 1980s, the siege and the destruction of Sarajevo during the 1992-95 war as well as the city’s reconstruction through contemporary architectural practices.

Lectures will be held by local and international speakers comprising of both architects and scholars from Sorbonne University, University of Delf and ETHZürich, among others. Participants will also have the chance to explore the city’s urban fabric, meet local architects and visit some of the most significant architectural venues.

Kuma International Architecture Week is opened to all architects, students of architecture and architectural enthusiasts. To encourage local youth participation, the VII Academy will award six scholarships for deserving Bosnian students. The school will run with a minimum of ten confirmed participants.

Application deadline is June 30, 2019, and to apply, please send a current CV and a letter of motivation to architectureweek@kumainternational.org

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