Branko Belaćević (*1981) is an architect and researcher, a PhD candidate in Architecture Faculty University of Belgrade, where he has been working as a teaching assistant. Presently, he holds a position of a full time lecturer and Head of Research Department in Architecture at Polis University in Tirana. He has been responsible for organization and curation of first Tirana Architecture Week. He worked on organization and participated in number of scientific conferences; as speaker he presented at 2012 Annual Conference for Scientific Disciplines at Harvard University organized by Journal of Art and Science. Together with Dubravka Sekulić, Jelena Stefanović, Marko Miletić and Srđan Prodanović he authored exhibition and book “Peti park – Struggle for Everyday” elaborating on means and tools of community struggle in case of the Fifth park in Belgrade. Together with Dubravka Sekulić he did a project “Unplanning the Plan” on New Belgrade that has been exhibited in Arhitektur Zentrum Wien, among other places. As practicing architect he received several prizes on national and international level, since 2008 he is a partner at ‘o2 studio’ office with Ivana Barandovski.
Davor Ereš (*1979) graduated at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture. Since 2003 works as an associate at the UBFA, from 2009 employed as teaching assistants. PhD student at UBFA.
Jelena Mitrović (*1980) is a teaching assistant at University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture* since 2009
working with Studio Poligon since 2008
Dubravka Sekulić (*1980) is an architect and researcher focusing on the topics of transformation of public domain in the contemporary cities, commons and spatial justice, and spatial implications of neoliberal planning. Her book “Glotzt nicht so Romantisch! On Extralegal Space in Belgrade” was published in 2012, by Jan van Eyck Academie. Together with Žiga Testen, and Gal Kirn she co-edited the book “Surfing the Black” about Yugoslav black wave cinema published by Jan van Eyck in Spring 2012. In 2012, together with Andrej Dolinka and Katarina Krstić she curated a show “Three points of support: Zoran Bojović” at Museum of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade, with the focus on African and Middle Eastern projects of Bojović and their relation to Non-aligned Movement. Together with Branko Belaćević, Jelena Stefanović, Marko Miletić and Srđan Prodanović she authored exhibition and book “Peti park – Struggle for Everyday” about the struggle of a community for a park in Belgrade. She is working on a book “Planning for the Unexpected – Sourcebook for Urban Struggle” based on the experiences of regional Right to the City initiatives, for which she was awarded artistic research grant by Royal Art Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. Dubravka exhibited and lectured about her work across the globe, including at aut.innsbruck (at), Stroom, the Hague (nl), Superfront, Los Angeles (USA), AA, London (UK). She graduated architecture at Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, where she was a lecturer. She was an East European Exchange Network fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany and a design researcher at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Tijana Stevanović (*1982) is a PhD candidate at Newcastle University, holding Architecture, Planning and Landscape department’s full scholarship, where she also teaches modules in the framework of MA Architectural Theory and Criticism (tba) and MA Architectural Design Research(2012/2013); is a 2009/2010 Chevening alumna holding MA in Identity, Culture and Power from Universty College London, SSEES; graduated from and taught at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade; presented papers at: Rethinking the Social in Architecture (Umea, Sweden 2013); 9th AHRA conference Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence (London Met, 2012), Henri Lefebvre Today: Rethinking Theory, Space and production (ETH Zurich, 2009); was an artist in residence in Flutgraben, Berlin,2011; exhibited at 11th Venice Bienalle; collaborated with artists, architects, urbanists in several projects in Munich, Stockholm, Berlin, London, Belgrade. Her text is published in the recent book: Critical Cities, vol. 3, (eds.) Myrdle Court Press, London, 2012
Marko Todorović (*1978) graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade where he worked from 2003-2006. He is one of the founders of architectural studio Poligon where he works independently and in a various collaborative projects together with 3 partners: Ana Djurić, Davor Ereš and Jelena Mitrović. Initiator of seminar Poligon IAI (Initiative for Architecture of Exhibiting), ongoing project since 2008 on exhibit design and curatorial practices.
Milica Topalović (*1971) is an architect from Belgrade. She is currently based in Singapore as Assistant Professor of Architecture and Territorial Planning at the ETH Future Cities Laboratory. In 2006, she joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology as head of research at the ETH Studio Basel Contemporary City Institute and the chair of professors Roger Diener and Marcel Meili. She graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and received a Master’s degree from the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam in 2001 with thesis on Belgrade’s post-socialist urban transformation.
Vesna Vučinić (*1972) is an architect and participant in various projects encouraging regional cooperation and exchange in the Southeast Europe region. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Planning at the Vienna University of Technology in 1999. She offers guided architecture tours in Belgrade and runs an architecture studio based in Vienna and Belgrade.