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Contemporary aesthetics of architecture and visual arts (Serbian Society for Aesthetics of Architecture and Visual Arts Virtual Conference)
Guest Editor: Miško Šuvaković
CITY VS. INNOVATION
Guest Editor Aleksandra Stupar
The complex and polyvalent nature of cities has always represented a highly stimulating environment for innovation. Considered as unique nodes of human communication, exchange and practice cities have directly or indirectly instigated, supported, influenced and transmitted innovative ideas and processes, shaping the present and directing our future on various levels and scales. Challenged by increasing global competition, the contemporary cities constantly upgrade their innovative potential generating new modes of efficiency, attractiveness and knowledge. The articles in this issue will highlight different aspects of the relationship between the city and innovation(s), which affects our everyday existence reflecting in architecture, society, culture and technology.
One of coming issues of in 2011 will be dedicated to Bogdan Bogdanović, one of the most important architects in Serbia and Yugoslavia of the 20th century.
The articles will describe his architecture of the monuments, his books about cities, his drawings and his work as a professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade.
The last few years saw a re-emergence of the conviction that criticism is in crisis, which is a returning worry about the limits and limitations of a critical practice. But such contemplations are not only a sign of crisis but can also be seen as a sign of life, if one assumes that part of every critical position should contain a critical reflection on the position itself. In this issue of SAJ the critical potential of architecture and architectural theory, history and criticism will be examined.
Guest edited by Hans Ibelings
is an issue of architectural theory that responds to particular moment of architectural production in which its intellectual resources are temporarily on hold, in which philosophical innovation is lacking, and attempts to compensate for this lack are often ill-considered dismissals of the validity of philosophy altogether.
The is interfered in architecture by seeking new reasons for theoretical inquest that take the place of the traditional constructions of "critical" reflection while still providing a medium for philosophical discussion and sociopolitical analysis.