Prof. Ivan Kucina

Studio Master Urban Design

Ivan Kucina is an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, University of Belgrade (Serbia) and a Visiting Professor at the School of Design Strategies, Parsons The New School for Design / New York, Polis University / Tirana (Albania), KTH School of Architecture / Stockholm, DIA, Anhalt University / Dessau 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 transition has on contemporary transformations of Belgrade. His researches are orientated toward formulating concepts based on the informal building strategies and uncontrolled processes of urban transformation. 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 runs 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.

contacts:
DIA-Studio in Building 08, Room 153
Mail: kucinakucina(at)gmail.com