Architect, associate professor of the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, founder of the School of Urban Practice and a member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space since the 2012 edition.
Ivan Kucina is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Serbia and a Guest Professor at the School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, USA; Polis University, Tirana, Albania; KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden; Dessau International School of Architecture, Germany; and The Faculty of Media and Communication, Singidunum University, Belgrade. Ivan’s academic work focuses on the processes and phenomena of transition in modern architecture and urbanism: and he is currently writing his doctoral dissertation that studies the impact that relativity has on contemporary architecture and urbanism. His researches are orientated toward formulating concepts based on the informal building strategies and uncontrolled processes of transformation of urban structure of the Western Balkans. In bridging his research pursuits with his teaching, he has established collaborations with informal educational and research groups such as School of Missing Studies, New York and STEALTH group, Rotterdam. He published “15/3” (Univerzitet u Beogradu, Arhitektonski Fakultet, 2008) a textbook on the innovative methods of learning space-form dialectics within his Introduction to Architecture Design course. Ivan Kucina is a practicing architect and run an interdisciplinary architectural and design practice together with architect Nenad Katic, with projects that range from urban design to residential buildings and exhibitions. In 2006, he co-founded the Belgrade International Architecture Week and currently serves as its Program Director. From 2012 he is a program director of the Urban Transformations program at Mikser festival, Belgrade, and from 2013 program director of the Balkan Architecture Conference. In 2013 he established the School of Urban Practice.
[Last update: January 2015]