Having submitted his ‘Healing Ground – an urban market farm in Sarajevo’ EK1 project to the COARQ competition
‘The Jury Members have designated four honorable mentions, while declared the first place empty’
Congratulations to Jed!
Read and see more here:
I hope to see all of you at this (please see attached jpg) lecture today. Mersiha Veledar is a guest teacher in 2nd year this week. This afternoon she will give a lecture which both touches on her personal experience of staying in Bosnia during the war and her professional career as an architect in New York. Please come and help make it an inspiring lecture for all of us by asking Mersiha lots of questions.
This is my new entry on archinect. com. Sarajevo Part II: Ars Aevi.
Just after submitting it somebody already commented on it. I’m glad to know people are reading it.
The more I write on Sarajevo, the more I realized how much we saw and experienced there. Writing it’s helping me to grasp and make sense of the 2 weeks there.
More on Sarajevo will follow. Next topics, our life there (the food, the drinks, the hayat, the balkan, the ek bar, tito bar and the street pin-up), the ottoman house and the bridges, and one on some of the iconic buildings of the city. Perhaps the last entry could be a general overview of the topics and projects that we are working.
I have to add a film recommendation to the film list. It’s “Savrseni krug” – ” The perfect circle”.
“An alcoholic Bosnian poet sends his wife and daughter away from Sarajevo so they can avoid the troubles there. However, he is soon descended upon by a pair of orphaned brothers. The brothers have escaped a massacre in their own village and have come to the Bosnian capital in search of a long lost Aunt. The poet befriends the boys and together they try to survive the horror of the siege of Sarajevo.”
BAM! breaking the silence…
Pernille brought it up on tuesdays crit; Urban gardening. A quite contradictory phenomenon. But nonetheless quite interesting, especially in Sarajevo (In my oppinion) Going to the city museum I fell over these few pictures showing how they used urban areas for farming.
After a little reading in to the subject, I came across this short post about gardeing in wartime http://pruned.blogspot.com/2007/05/defiant-gardens.html I find especially the bombcrater garden quite nice.
Meanwhile nowadays the urban gardening is becoming quite big especially in the states, where churches amongst many are starting to make small gardens in urban areas, even in Brooklyn (according to Antonio aka Señor Salvador) See fx. http://landscapeandurbanism.blogspot.com/2008/05/agro-urbanism.html or my personal favorite a rural rethinking of Philadelphia http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2007/11/farmadelphia.html
A ruralising of the urban.
Back to Sarajevo. In the time after the siege there has been a discussion about how Sarajevo had been ruralized. Here is a translation of Håkons text about the subject
“An anthropological study of Sarajevo and its urban development describes the city’s development in relation to relocation and new arrival from the surrounding villages.
According to the article 240,000 people fled during the war, after which 100000-150000 people from the country side migrated to the city. The study describes an evolution from urban city to a deurbanized city, a sort of large village. It also describes how an earlier parallel case, from Tito’s times where you wanted a “Europazation” of the city and thus forced crowds to migrate to cities, but with a “ruralisering of cities” as a result.”
So I find that the idea to (re-)introduce the urban farming/gardening as a subject in Sarajevo has many interesting sides to it.
I have the article about the anthropological study in danish if anyone is interested
i guess that the “In my oppinion” comment is quite irrellevant since it is a blogg and everything written is of ones own oppinion.