Belgrade.Formal/Informal. A Study on Urban Transformation
Essays by: Roger Diener, Marcel Meili, Milica Topalovic, Christian Müller Inderbitzin
Publisher: Scheidegger and Spiess (take a look into the book)
Language: English / German
Belgrade. Formal / Informal presents the fascinating findings of ETH Studio Basel’s research in the former Yugoslav and now Serbian capital, investigating in particular the city’s development following the international embargo against the Milosevic regime after the Yugoslav wars of separation in the 1990s until the present day.
This richly illustrated book explores in depth how Belgrade has changed throughout years of upheaval and economic shortage. It shows the result of the interplay between formal and informal forces in urban development and the varied architecture that has emerged from this. Of interest to architects and planners, Belgrade is presented not as an extreme, isolated case of urban transformation, but as an example that sheds light on processes shaping contemporary European cities.
More about the book:
Book review for Designed Blog by Ana D'Apuzzo
Article for Weltstadt by Anna Hohler
Book review by Christophe Catsaros in espazium (in French)
Book review by Ivan Kucina on SUPER PROSTOR, a portal for architecture and the culture of space. (in Serbian)
Discussion on the book and the formal/informal theme on Radio Beograd 2 (RB2), led by Snezana Ristic and Radonja Leposavic with guest speakers, professors of the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, Ivan Kucina and Ruzica Bozovic Stamenovic. (in Serbian)
Promotion of the book at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade.
An interview with co-author Milica Topalovic by Ana Dana Beros, for DAZ, Zagreb Society of Architects. (in Croatian and English)
Article in Bauwelt by Tanja Scheffler
Book review by Cesare Alemanni in Studio (in Italian)
Book review by Jochen Becker in Springerin Heft 4/12
First promotion of the book at the ETH Zurich Department of Architecture.