My work is situated at the intersection of architectural history, critical theory, and cultural studies, focusing on questions of labor, technology, subjectivity, and knowledge production. My PhD thesis' Incorporating Self-management: Architectural Production in New Belgrade '(Newcastle University, 2019) explored the ways in which the constitutionally established workers' self-management in post-war Yugoslavia influenced the organization of architectural techniques. I argue that self-management was constituted by three intertwined concerns: a revolutionary notion, a concrete social policy engaging Yugoslav workers in governing processes, and an everyday architectural practice in designing / constructing New Belgrade. By analyzing a range of sources - technical and legal documents, educational literature, personal inheritance, oral history - the thesis 'focus on material conditions of architectural production over the four decades of socialism elucidated for the first time in detail how self-management's contradictions significantly played out in social relations and the everyday realm of architects' work. This research is the basis for a book project currently in preparation. Examples of my recent publications engaging with the related themes are: 'Postmodernism Unfinished: Forging the Humanist Subject in New Belgrade' (in This research is the basis for a book project currently in preparation. Examples of my recent publications engaging with the related themes are: 'Postmodernism Unfinished: Forging the Humanist Subject in New Belgrade' (in This research is the basis for a book project currently in preparation. Examples of my recent publications engaging with the related themes are: 'Postmodernism Unfinished: Forging the Humanist Subject in New Belgrade' (in Architecture in Effect , 2019 ); 'Overpainting that Jostles' ( with Sophie Read, in Architecture and Feminisms , 2018); 'Tools for conviviality: architects and the limits of flexibility for housing design in New Belgrade' (in Industries of Architecture , 2016), etc.
At KTH Architecture as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, I am currently conducting my project 'Normalizing Flexibility: Technologies of Governmentality in Processes of Architectural Production'. It researches the rise of the imperative of flexibility in post-war architectural culture, regarded as both a norm and a pragmatist solution to the post-'68 demands for more individual autonomy. Focusing on labor in architectural production, and processes rather than its products - the project engages with institutional instruments, imaginations of bodies, principles in education and training, and collaboration models which have underpinned the paradigm of flexibility in the post-war praxis of architectural production . I recently organized the session 'Flexibility and its Discontents: Techniques and Technologies in Twentieth Century Architecture ' at the EAHN 2021 conference, with eight paper contributions. An edited publication is currently being prepared out of the material presented here.
I am currently an Affiliate Researcher to the project funded by AHRC (UK) and FAPESP (Brazil) 'Translating Ferro / Transforming Knowledges of Architecture, Design and Labor for the New Field of Production Studies [TF / TK]', 2020-2024.
My research practice has evolved in dialogue with interdisciplinary and art collaborations, which resulted in international exhibitions, artist's books, and residencies. Examples include the projects: on growing exhaustion in art-production, illness, and self-care, with The Feminist Healthcare Research Group, exhibited as Sick Leave at District, Berlin, 2016, with the publication 'Political Feelings' ; on autobiographical testimony's claim to authenticity: 'A Partial Index' (with Peter Merrington, artist's book and exhibition at Baltic 39, Newcastle, 2014); on resistance and critique of individual authorship in architecture: 'I am too sad to dissent' (as an artist in residence in Flutgraben, Berlin: Watchtower Schlesischer Busch , 2013), on the memorialization of socialist struggles as the site of personal trauma in '(small memorials)' , 2013-2015.
Out of the work on the international PhD course 'Approaching Research Practice in Architecture' 2020/2021, together with Dr Meike Schalk (KTH), Dr Torsten Lange (TUM), and Prof Andreas Putz (TUM) I am currently co-editing the forthcoming special issue 'Species of Theses' (2022) of the journal Dimensions. Journal of Architectural Knowledge .