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Jelena Prokopljević

Barcelona (Spain)
Serbian architect and researcher living in Barcelona, member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space since the 2014 edition.


The Serbian architect Jelena Prokopljević, who has a degree from the University of Belgrade and a PhD (2006) from the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB), presently resides and works in Barcelona. She has worked with the Eurasian Hub platform on projects of urban transformation and has been head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning at the Casa de l’Est (House of the East), a Barcelona-based organisation promoting cooperation with Central and Eastern Europe. Notable among her publications are the book she co-authored with Roger Mateos, Corea del Norte: Utopía de hormigón; arquitectura y urbanismo al servicio de una ideología (North Korea, A Concrete Utopia: Architecture and Urban Planning in the Service of an Ideology, 2012) and the article "Espacio público en la ciudad socialista: entre la abundancia y la indefinición" ("Public Space in the Socialist City: Between Abundance and Lack of Definition"), which was published in URBS, a review of urban studies and social sciences. She also lectures and participates in symposia at such venues as ETSAB, the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), the Friends of UNESCO Foundation of Barcelona and the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in Bucarest. Prokopljević has been a member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space since the 2014 award.

[Last Update: February 2014]