Towards a Methodology for Rethinking Modernity

Between Imagined, Realized, and Lived Space





workshop, architectural design, architectural programming, urban studies, phenomenology of modernity


There is a global aspiration for continuous improvements of teaching curricula and teaching models in the field of architectural design, especially in response to the changing context of architectural education. New research areas and thematic frameworks within it are being continuously re-introduced and becoming more process and problem-oriented. Traditional teaching approaches and established programs thus require the development of extended forms of the teaching process and learning that empowers students to develop their competencies and skills further. The basic study program at the University of Belgrade — Faculty of Architecture covers various curricula and aspects of reflection that are autonomously examined from the architectural, urban and technological level. Especially, the teaching curricula for studies of modernity, that is a thematic focus of the paper, are established within different study programs and levels of study, which very often disables logical chronology of learning and an integral consideration of the phenomenology of modernity.

How to Cite

Dragutinović, A., Milovanović, A., Nikezić, A., & Ristić Trajković, J. (2019). Towards a Methodology for Rethinking Modernity: Between Imagined, Realized, and Lived Space. EAAE Annual Conference Proceedings, 64–67.



Author Biographies

Anica Dragutinović, University of Antwerp

Anica Dragutinović, M.Arch, is a PhD Candidate at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Her PhD research is focusing on evaluation and transformation of modernist housing blocks in New Belgrade. She is a research assistant and coordinator of Master Program MIAD/MID-Facade Design at OWL UAS (Germany) since 2016; and a member of the Erasmus+ project Re-use of Modernist Buildings. She obtained Master of Architecture in 2016 at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture (Serbia), and Bachelor of Architecture in 2014 at the same Faculty. During the studies she was a student teaching assistant and had different internships on international level.

Aleksandra Milovanović, University of Belgrade

Aleksandra Milovanović, M.Arch, is a PhD Candidate at the University of Belgrade — Faculty of Architecture. Her PhD research is focusing on redefining of architectural programming perspectives in design and planning process. She is involved as Research Trainee in the national scientific project financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia. She is also engaged as a teaching associate in architectural design and urban planning courses at the University of Belgrade — Faculty of Architecture.

Ana Nikezić, University of Belgrade

Ana Nikezić is an associate professor and Vice Dean for Education and Research at the University of Belgrade — Faculty of Architecture. She holds a PhD in Architecture (2006) with more than 20 years of teaching experience in the area of Architectural and Urban design and over 14 years of experience in research projects. Since 2010 she is a member and mentor for the elaborations of doctoral thesis. She has had more than 30 papers published in monographies, magazines, journals and conference proceedings of international importance. She was also a member of the organizing and science committee for a number of national and international conferences. She also participated in a great amount of international and national workshops. She is particularly interested in connecting of the theoretical and the practical dimension of designing and architecture in general. Particular academic attention has been brought to the subject of relations between architecture and nature, architecture and urban culture, as well as to the subject of socially responsible architectural education based on an interdisciplinary approach.

Jelena Ristić Trajković, University of Belgrade

Jelena Ristić Trajković is an architect, educator and author. She holds Ph.D. degree in Architecture within the field of Architectural Design and Contemporary Architecture (2016). She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade — Faculty of Architecture, where she is involved in architectural design and theory courses, as well as in several scientific research projects. She is the author of more than 30 scientific papers in reputed journals and publications.


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