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Experimental, War Cities, Research

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July 2nd 1981, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Delft, Netherlands

Armina Pilav Change this

Change thisDelft, Netherlands
born 1981, Sarajevo
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Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She lives and works between Sarajevo, Delft and Venice. Currently a Marie Curie postdoctoral research fellow at TU Delft as part of the group ‘Methods and Analysis’ at the Faculty of Architecture. Her research and practice is related to observing, visualizing, texting and spatial rethinking of contemporary war/post­war cities employing visual media(s) and architectonic material(s).

Armina is a member of Association for Culture and Art Crvena from Sarajevo. Her work include a collaborative working approach, feminist perspectives in shaping and reading of the city, proposing a methodology named x-media urban analysis by working syncretically across academic fields of architecture, urban planning, art, media, film and cultural studies. She was part of Venice Biennial of Architecture in 2014 with research work “Sarajevo and self-made solutions in the context of war emergency”. Armina was involved in numerous teaching projects and workshops: “Decolonizing architecture” in Palestine (2008), “Remaking our city” in Sarajevo (2012), “Factory of Memories” in Tirana/Sarajevo (2015) and currently is a workshop leader for one year traveling, study program “I-team” on the topic “Thinking ordinary life in extraordinary conditions” happening in Sheffield, Istanbul, Leipzig, Kiev, Valencia and Bergerac.

In 2015/2016 she developed a web project called ‘Sarajevo Album’, a collective, digital album of the city as part of Actopolis – art of action project. Next to research, publishing and teaching activities, she develop visual works and covert lecture (performances) individually and collectively, such as “State out of Order” - collective intervention by Crvena at the international conference ‘New Political Mythologies and Art’ within the “Mladi Levi” theater festival in Ljubljana (2016).

At TU Delft is developing a research project ‘unwar space’, a collaborative inquiry about contemporary war/postwar city, with aim to collect and analyze material transformations of Sarajevo – destruction and reconstructions – caused by the war (1992-1996), from documents—videos, photos, texts, illustrations and drawings produced by citizens. Research will be accessible to scientific and general public through a web platform, called ‘unwar space’, which will entail map-based, multimedia research archive. ‘Unwar space’ aim is to experiment with the modes of architectural research designed to connects physical urban environment and technical media environment.

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