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
Arhitekti Počivašek Petranovič
Mertelj Vrabič arhitekti
Some Place Studio
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
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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
The project is co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and the Republic of Slovenia. The project is implemented in the framework of the Operational Program for the Implementation of the European Cohesion Policy 2014–2020. The Centre for Creativity program is conceived by the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO).