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New Praxes, New Tools

Catalogue of the exhibition 'New Praxes, New Tools' exposing the working methods of contemporary Slovenian architectural practices

24. 2. - 31. 3. 2022, Ljubljana, Slovenia

a2o2 arhitekti

Arhitekti Počivašek Petranovič


Emil Jurcan

Mertelj Vrabič arhitekti



Some Place Studio

svet vmes

Vidic Grohar arhitekti

"New Praxes, New Tools wants to shed light on the way contemporary Slovenian architectural practices operate, that are interesting precisely because of the way they approach architectural themes and tasks.

Today, architects no longer focus only on designing beautiful houses and attractive interiors but tackle a far broader range of considerations instead. We have become mediators between users and space, custodians of heritage, spatial activists who solve complex organizational and spatial problems.


Both writers and architectural practices are trying to answer three key questions: what is the task of architecture today, what is the organisational model of contemporary architectural practice, and how can architecture be presented to the public?

The ten contemporary architectural practices are looking for new ways of making themselves heard and show that past and present crises have caused shifts in the way we think about the mission of architecture, its relationship to society and ecology, and the way we organise spatial praxes."

Curators Mika Cimolini & Matevž Čelik


Publisher: Centre for Creativity (CzK), Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia

For the publisher: dr. Bogo Zupančič, Director, MAO and mag. Anja Zorko, Head of Centre for Creativity

Editor: Mika Cimolini, MArch BI

Texts: Bogo Zupančič, Luka Skansi, Maja Vardjan, Matevž Čelik, Mika Cimolini, Radim Louda, Tia Čiček

Project descriptions: a2o2, Arhitekti Počivašek Petranovič, Elementarna, Emil Jurcan, Mertelj Vrabič arhitekti, Pazi!park, Prostorož, Some Place Studio, svet vmes, Vidic Grohar arhitekti

Translation (SLO - EN): Andreja Šalamon Verbič

Copy editor (EN): Jeff Bickert

Copy editor (SLO): Katja Paladin

Photos of participating practices: Klemen Ilovar, Ansambel

Catalogue design: Dominik Vrabič Dežman 

Typefaces: GT Zirkon, Grilli Type, Whyte Inktrap Semi-Mono, ABC Dinamo

Paper: Sora Mat 1.1 115gsm, Fedrigoni Constellation Snow Merida 280g

Print: Collegium Graphicum

Circulation: 535 copies


© 2022 MAO / Centre for Creativity, Ljubljana


This catalogue accompanies the exhibition of the same name, created in collaboration with ŠKUC Gallery. 

Curators: Mika Cimolini, Matevž Čelik

Exhibition management: Mika Cimolini

Centre for Creativity: Anja Zorko, Head of CzK, Mika Cimolini, Head of Programme CzK, Maja Kovačič, Project Manager, Urška Krivograd, Project Manager, Marko Podjavoršek, Project Manager

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