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In the framework of the exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980, opening at the Museum of Modern Art on July 15, architects represented in the exhibition will discuss their built work in the context of self-managed socialism. The panel speakers will reflect on how their architectural production was conditioned by the political, cultural, social, and economic conditions that prevailed in Yugoslavia during their respective careers — phenomena like the Non-Aligned Movement, the Yugoslav state’s mediatory role between the communist and capitalist blocs, anti-fascist memorial culture, consumerism, and a particularly expansive welfare state. Participating architects will also discuss points of convergence between the Yugoslav milieu and international architecture culture.

Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art,  Co-curator Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980

Saša Mächtig, architect and designer
Aleksandra Wagner, Executor, Estate of Lebbeus Woods
Tatjana Neidhardt, architect; inheritor and executor, Juraj Neidhardt Archive
James Wines, Founder and President, SITE

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Organized by
Center for Architecture
Marko Mušič. Memorial and Cultural Center, with Town Hall, Kolašin, Montenegro. 1970–75. Exterior view. Photo: Valentin Jeck, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2016.
Wednesday, 7/11
6pm to 8pm
Center for Architecture
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