The Group of Architects (GA) is a non-governmental non-profit professional association of architects and students of architecture working in the field of sustainable urban development and the improvement of urban and rural areas in Serbia through multidisciplinary research projects, architectural design, knowledge transfer, education in different fields of architecture and urban planning, environment protection, preservation and revitalization of cultural heritage, advocacy of cultural policy and sustainable development policy. GA team are architects with different interests, NGO engagement and experience, gathered around the common idea of working and collaborating on research projects and platforms, projects of continuous education and informal education in architecture and related disciplines, as well as contributing to discussions in the field of policy making and implementation of architectural and urban design projects.
Over the years, GA has collaborated with a number of institutions, universities, cultural centers, professional associations, companies, municipalities, organizations of civil society and citizens from Serbia, Balkans region and Central Europe in order to establish the current issues and approaches to sustainable development, as well as various cultural policies, and has continuously instigated joint activities that deal with certain aspects of those issues. GA also promotes the work of the organizations of civil society and helps in developing and raising the capacities of non-governmental organizations through networking, by making long term partnerships both in Serbia and abroad.
GA’s mission is to extend the education of students and professionals of various profiles, to utilize research, cooperate and encourage knowledge transfer, and also, to advocate in an open approach to the general public.
History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Museum of the Revolution of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was founded in 1945. Museum changed the name several times and chronologically expanded the borders of researching and its activities. The aims of History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina are collecting materials, researching and systematization of the collections, preparation of permanent, thematic and movable exhibitions. Museum is also committed to educational role in general cultural raising of children, youth and adults.
A special section, among more than 300,000 different items, includes objects of the former Museum of the Revolution, significant for the study of World War II, national liberation struggle, history and development of Yugoslavia. In addition to the Collection of photos, Collection of archives, Collection of three-dimensional objects, library, Documentation Centre, Department of Art History Marian Wenzel, History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina has an Art Collection, which holds works of artists from all parts of Yugoslavia.
History Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina is unique cultural institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina that has become a space for dialogue about the past and various aspects of memory. Museum is located at Zmaja od Bosne 5, in the building that is an impressive example of modern architecture in the panorama of Sarajevo.
Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, was founded in 1948 as a museum of modern art. Up until the collapse of the former Yugoslavia, Moderna galerija systematically focused on collecting works by Slovenian artists. Also its exhibition policy was directed primarily at presenting Slovenian art production, with the most prominent exception being the International Biennial of Graphic Arts, beginning back in 1955. With Slovenia’s independence in 1991, Moderna galerija became the principal national institution of modern and contemporary art and an increasingly active link between the local and the international, in particular Central and Eastern European, contexts. One of the results of this orientation is the international collection Arteast 2000+, begun in 2000. During the past decade Moderna galerija has dedicated a great deal of its efforts to solving the problem of insufficient space, to restructuring its work, and to redefining its role of a museum in the present sociopolitical context. In 2011, it reorganized its activities into two large units, Moderna galerija (Museum of Modern Art, +MG) in the original building in Windischerjeva Street; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (Muzej sodobne umetnosti Metelkova, +MSUM) in the former army barracks complex in Metelkova Street. +MSUM, as one of the two units of Moderna galerija, is only apparently an antithesis of the Museum of Modern Art, drawing attention to what had been already present in the 20th century without falling within the orthodox modernist explanation. For this reason, too, the Museum of Modern Art is no longer quite the same as before; among other things, it now underscores this dialectical relationship between the modern and the contemporary.
Contact: Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM), Windischerjeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
SF:ius | Social Fringe: interesting untold stories is a Zagreb-based non-profit organisation founded with the purpose of researching, analysing and giving voice to interesting untold stories from the social fringe by utilising interdisciplinary methodology including, but not limited to, art and political analysis.
The purpose of SF:ius is to promote and advance equality, egalitarian distribution of power, equal opportunities, sustainable futures, social justice and innovative solutions to social tensions.
Contact: SF:ius | Social Fringe: interesting untold stories, Šulekova 23, 10 000 Zagreb email@example.com