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EAT members Ksenija Bunjak and Mladen Pesic have been invited to give a lecture “Serbian Village Atlas – Possibilities of creating Eco-Village Network” at the EAAE Rurlality Network Workshop that will take place April 8–12th in Fribourg, Switzerland. Read More →

Rural between local & global

Architectural public opinion was primarily concerned with ideas of sustainable development as an activity focused on a long-term planning that aimed to enable the same living conditions for the future generations. In the long-term planning of the future, the past was somehow forgotten – the principles that the architects used in the past in order to bring the architecture closer to the nature were put aside. It might seem like today we’ve just formed new names such as sustainable development, eco-villages, sustainable architecture, ecological architecture, passive solar house, bioclimatic design etc. and that we’re discussing the terms that once were common practice without contemporary semantics, scientific discourses and debates. But our generation has even bigger obligation – not to merely discuss those terms, but to see them in the present context of urban growth and globalisation. Can defining the todays meaning of local and rural help us in that process? F. L. Wright believed that the core of every serious architectural design research lies in those modest homes that are the same to the architecture as the folklore is to the literature. In other words – in the rural. The strongest connection with the past and tradition can be felt in the rural areas.  Read More →

Book chapter

EAT publishes a chapter in the book Climate Change Influence on planning and design, titled “Belgrade’s Modernism (1930-1940): Elements of ecological architecture in the residential design and the question of its sustainability in the backdrop of current climate change”.

Sustainable city 2012

EAT member Ksenija Bunjak, along with the architect Vanja Panic, held a lecture “Proportional analysis of façade openings on residential buildings of Modernism by architect Belobrk against the backdrop of bioclimatic architecture and current climate changes” at the 7th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability “SUSTAINABLE CITY 2012” (Wessex Institute of Technology, UK), May 7-9th, 2012 in Ancona, Italy.

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Welcome to the EAT (Eco Art & Theory) news blog. Along with the presentation of the newest activities of the EAT group, here we will be dealing with the different artistic and theoretical assumptions and multidisciplinary settings of the term eco. It might seem that today eco along with terms such as climate change, sustainability, green design etc. became an easy globalisation tool. We will go beyond this usual interpretation, explore deeper and wider, analyse the culture of eco. Things always have hidden meanings and unexplored possibilities, and they can be prepared and served in various ways. So, take the first eco bite, taste the knowledge with us, but remember always to feel the taste and to look further into the future.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry – Le petit prince