Good News: Women Changing Architecture is an exhibition produced by MAXXI national museum of XXI century arts, and it aims to underline, to an international audience, new and more inclusive architecture perspectives and to focus on the importance and contribution made by women, women teams and collectives in the field of contemporary architecture, urbanism and design in Italy. It showcases parts of its original exhibition Good News: Women in Architecture, and it’s already travelled to Stockholm and Doha – it will open in Sarajevo on 14.9. at the Historical museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Days of architecture Sarajevo have made a contribution to the exhibition by adding biographical and visual profiles of 4 local architects: Greta Ferušić, Ognjenka Finci, Vedina Babahmetović i Sanja Galić Grozdanić.

It is difficult to find women in history of architecture even though their contributions have greatly shaped our contemporary communities, societies and the world we live in today. By opening up to diversity and representation in architecture, we discover new perspectives and insight that is often overlooked. Starting on 14.9.2023. and following next 14 days, together with MAXXI and the Embassy of Italy in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and CRVENA Association for art and culture, we put women in the center of all architectural discussions while exploring possible new narratives in local and Italian architectural identities. “It is also extremely important for us to talk about this topic and from different perspectives, specially having in mind recent event in our countries – now even more than ever it is of the most urgent importance that our community starts moving towards contemporary understanding of gender equality and rights of women,” it was stated from Days of architecture Sarajevo.

19:30 – 22:30
Historical museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
with co-curator Pippo Ciorra (Italy)
Days of architecture Sarajevo 2023 x Italian Embassy in B&H
_exhibition by MAXXI Rome and Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Days of architecture Sarajevo are, together, with 32 cultural institutions and organizations, part of LINA European Architecture Platform. LINA connects cultural institutions with young creatives who work on the crossing of architecture and areas linked with spatial and urban cultures. LINA has a goal of promoting rising talents, and directing design processes towards regenerative practices and sustainability paradigms according to the European Green Deal.

In May 2023, group of young creatives from Slovenia, North Macedonia and Germany have been invited to Sarajevo as part of the [UN]CONTEXT: Sarajevo residency. They’ve spent a week in Sarajevo exploring and researching architectural layers and the meaning of locality – at the same time, a similar topic was explored at the TU Wien as part of their LINA programme in Sekrin, Austria. Results of these two research hubs in Sarajevo and Vienna will be showcased in Manifesto gallery of contemporary arts in Sarajevo.

“Has Sarajevo really become non-contextual? Are disorder and ‘un-context’ its only reality? To the contrary: the city is endowed with so much context it has become hard to read. In contrast to vast global geographies that can only be described as non-places, Sarajevo is anything but generic. The city is crowded with meanings, signs, symbols and icons. Many of them tell the stories of conflict, domination, corruption and fight for power. Many others attest to the strength of the community, to acts of kindness, humour and collaboration. Some of them, still dormant, have the potential to define the context of Sarajevo anew.” LINA Fellows

19:30 - 20:30
Gallery of contemporary arts Manifesto
LIFT Sarajevo x LINA x TUW 

"100 Ideas for the Western Balkan - Designing Urban Imaginaries" exhibition explores alternative paradigms in how the next generation of architects is emerging out of the culturally rich and diverse cities of Sarajevo, Tirana, Belgrade Skopje, Podgorica, Pristina, and, have endured multiplicities of shared overlapping histories of Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian colonization, living through a century of socialism, urbicide, turbo-privatization, human-, and environmental crisis. Today we are looking for the next people and the new places in architecture, urbanism, and design where we identify potential for creating a more circular, regenerative, participatory, sustainable, and resilient architecture format starting to exist. The exhibition’s primary focus is to examine and demonstrate the situated role of architecture as a forceful driver for cultural freedom and self-determination. To spark a debate for concrete engagement with the spirit of the contemporary state of affairs of Western Balkan architecture. We are mediating the individual and the collective invention and reinterpretation from the next generation of architects and designers, preparing for the next phase of radical transformation. We see the opportunity of registering and mapping the site-specific architectural ideas, bringing the works and concepts into the methodological framework of Urbanthinktank_Next’s, urban toolbox of "100 Ideas for the Western Balkan - Designing Urban Imaginaries".
Anchored in Sarajevo, we celebrate the first iteration of this exhibition in the Western Balkan driven by the energy of the 15th Days of Architecture Sarajevo – providing the ideal platform for lecture series, conferences, symposia, and workshops in Sarajevo, the region’s most diverse and multicultural city and capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina – to set off discussions and debate around an emerging design community, simultaneously expanding the scope and audience for architecture in the Balkans. The Western Balkan cities are the sites of profound exploration, giving stimulus for diverse models of spatial imagination, considering the so-far overlooked architectural examples in architectural practice that are developing below the radar of predicament and digital innovation.

‘With its base in Sarajevo, we are celebrating the first exhibition showing and its commence of the Balkan travels. The 15th edition of Days of Architecture Sarajevo is its wind in the back- an ideal platform for lecture series, panels and workshops in Sarajevo, a place that we underline as the most diverse and multicultural city of the region. The cities of the Western Balkans are places of research, and an ideal base for creating diverse models of spatial imagination.’ Shared with us Klumpner & Walczak

15.09. - 27.10.2023
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Austrian House Sarajevo
Park Kemal Monteno
Opening: 15.09.2023, 19:30

Hubert Klumpner and Michael Walczak

Supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Services and Sport; and Sparkasse Bank

How can we as architects re-imagine Sarajevo 40 years delayed development as a space of freedom designing a Regenerative Olympic Legacy?

How can we engage the city’s Olympic Spirit as a transformative force and question existing programs, resources, and imperfections? How can we propose urban models for a sustainable future and co-design citizens’ ideas mending top down and bottom up approaches?
Mega-events in cities, raise questions of socio-environmental sustainability, as they expand in size and scale. Globally Sarajevo city became one of the most successful venues for the 1984 XIV Olympic Winter Games, but its Legacy could never play out due to the Bosnian war in 1992. Students will develop an integrated urban legacy vision, and design a prototypical architecture project. The studio re-imagines the Olympics to build the city’s future, designing inclusivity and re-activating collective action, as a radical continuation of the games.

Belma Ahmetovic, Esma Alili, Alexander Bennet, Manuel Büchel, Alessandro Cangemi, Mia Dorta, Deniz Esen, Alicia Furrer, Matteo Frisina, Elisa Frondizi, Albert Hatt, Delia Hauser, Claudio Hollenstein, Johanna Hürlimann, Nicolaas Kleiber, Fabian Knellwolf, Basil Kretz, Aparna Lakshmy, Lena Leuener, Michael
Maurer, Esad Mujanovic, Sofia Papadopoulos, Adhrita Roy, Julia Rudolf, Lisa Tognola, Tolga Tomel, Aylin Wyler

Prof. Hubert Klumpner
Diogo Figueiredo, Anne Graupner, Alejandro Jaramillo UTPS | Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo
Dr. Michael Walczak, Dr. Marco Pagani, Nadine Fankhauser

In Collaboration with:
UNSA | Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo
Prof. Dr. Adnan Pašić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aida Idrizbegović Zgonić Jasmin Sirćo, Dr. Dženis Avdić, Melika Konjičanin, Tarik Delić
IPDCS | Institute for Planning of Development Canton Sarajevo

Urban Design Studio Sarajevo
CITY GAMES: Designing the New Sarajevo Olympic Legacy 1984-2024-2064
LIFT Sarajevo x UTPS x ETH Zurich x AF UNSA x Zavod
_supported by Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina







Balconies in Sarajevo always represented societal spectacle from the gossip coffee to the warm-up sessions they generated vibe thru last decades. When Klabika decided to open the first 2 balconies designed as dj trons, they were located at the Eternal Flame Monument and National Theatre of Sarajevo. This Friday, [Monumental Series 03] will happen inside Days of Architecture 15th Edition with the theme CITY GAMES at The Olympic Museum Sarajevo on the Balcony with Klabika Collective. The event is dedicated for the Visitors...

At the Museum Lobby Video Exhibition N̷o̷s̷t̷a̷l̷g̷i̷c̷ / Victorius will be presented by Metier.
Representing most significant events in 1984 alongside Sarajevo Winter Olympics.

With this experience, we participate in the Night Discipline of City Games honoring the importance of Architecture as key role of Events & Winter Sports. Announcing incredible next year of 40th Anniversary of Sarajevo Winter Olympics, and 100 Years (Century) of First Winter Olympics in Chamonix, France.

Studio Mobil - Olympic Legacy Office
Our story is about empowering people with one idea in mind: to regenerate and re-construct the inclusive public spaces of Sarajevo. The Sarajevo 2024 Architecture Olympics provides all of us with a platform to build the architecture pilot projects for the 40 years celebration of the 1984 Olympic Games. We want you to participate and compete in the new urban disciplines of the Architecture Olympics, making the Design and the implementation of these prototypes a reality.
We invite you to join us at the Olympic Legacy Office hosted by the Studio Mobil during the Days of Architecture. Come to learn, experience and discuss about the Olympic Legacy projects and the future of Sarajevo.
15.09 - 22.09.2023
00:00 - 24:00
Future Ars Aevi contemporary art museum
Between the National Museum and the Historical Museum in Sarajevo
UTPS | Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo
ETH Zurich Prof. Hubert Klumpner, Dr. Michael Walczak, Dr. Marco Pagani, Nadine Fankhauser, Clearhos Papanicolaou, Alejandro Jaramillo
UNSA | Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo
Prof. Dr. Adnan Pašić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aida Idrizbegović Zgonić
Jasmin Sirćo, Dr. Dženis Avdić, Melika Konjičanin, Tarik Delić
IPDCS | Institute for Planning of Development Canton Sarajevo
Dr. Nataša Pelja-Tabori, Vedad Viteškić, Edin Jenčiragić

Are you interested in reviving the Olympic Games heritage for public space renewal and sustainable urban tourism?

Join the “Future Nostalgia” discussion online, as we talk about projects and potentials to develop sustainable tourism strategies using regenerative placemaking for the city of Sarajevo, the 1984 Winter Olympic Games host.

Reserve your screen spot today for the Future Nostalgia, which will take place on Friday 22nd of September, 14.30 CET.

The event is a part of 15th Days of Architecture Sarajevo 2023 “ City Games” official programme.

The core of this first Future Nostalgia edition is a dialogue on the future of sustainable urban tourism and its connection with a city’s built and unbuilt cultural heritage. The 2023 Dani Arhitekture main topic “City Games” will serve as a framework to discuss the new approaches in how we perceive legacy, (in Sarajevo’s case the legacy of the Winter Olympics of1984) and in particular how big events such as the Olympic Games have influenced urban development and popular culture.

The dialogue will start with reflective thoughts on the importance of heritage and narrative in reviving urban space, from Mrs Licia Calvi, Senior Lecturer and Researcher (Museum) Experience Design and Storytelling, Academy of Tourism of the Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.

The floor will be open for reflections, questions, and suggestions from the attending participants on how to leverage cultural landmarks within sustainable urban development, how technology can help understand and experience heritage, and how to include diverse stakeholders in defying what is “modern heritage”.

The Future Nostalgia brainstorm is open to anyone who would like to be part of the ecosystem developing the Future Nostalgia programme, and will be hosted by Milena Ivkovic (BLOK 74, Placemaking Balkans, Placemaking Europe) and Donagh Horgan (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Inholland UAS). In particular those with a background in spatial development; community engagement; tourism, leisure and placemaking; and user-centred design are welcome.

The workshop is planned mainly for stakeholders in Sarajevo and across the region who wish to participate in shaping the Future Nostalgia programme. Part of the session will include brainstorming on EU funding mechanisms (New European Bauhaus, Erasmus+ and others that could support participatory design workshops, knowledge exchange and capacity building).