The ‘Stanice od/do zemlje’ project by Dragana Kojičić, which will be implemented at New Places (Kovilj, Stepanovićevo, Ledinci, Detelinara, Novo Naselje) on 6 and 7 September, within the architecture week, promotes the use of soil and other natural materials that are inevitable element of Vojvodina and Novi Sad.
During practical workshops in the open, participants will find out about different techniques and possibilities for using soil in architecture and beyond. A two-day programme has been adjusted for all ages, while participants will acquire knowledge and skills that they will have a chance to use in the future – on their homes, in their artistic works and projects.
You can find the timetable of workshops on the following link.
Dragana Kojičić graduated from architecture in Novi Sad, and she has been working in several architectural bureaux in East Africa after student practices in Serbia and Columbia. Since 2010, she has been working on promotion and presentation of Earth architecture through theoretical and practical work onsite, in cooperation with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, non-governmental sector and with individuals in Serbia and region.
She is the author of numerous works on the topic of using soil as building material, and the author of the zemljanarhitektura.com blog. Dragana is the manager of the Fine Arts and Crafts Club (Centre for Earth Architecture) in Mošorin, the founder of mORA – earth architecture summer camp, and numerous workshops and trainings for using soil as building material. She is also a trainer and lecturer at numerous national and international schools of architecture, camps, and academies. She is particularly interested in the role of women in construction industry.
The fourth Kaleidoscope of Culture will be held from 2 September until 8 October 2021. During five weeks, this yearlong project of culture of togetherness that connects artists, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, citizens and visitors through various processes, will present five types of art. At the end of summer, the Kaleidoscope of Culture will present spaces and programmes throughout the city, promoting a unique image of the diversity of Novi Sad.