BINA WALK: WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE BETWEEN 1900 AND 1960
Guide by: Milena Zindović i Marija Pavlović
→ in front of Teacher Education Faculty, 43 Queen Natalia street
Walking through the historical center of Belgrade, from Queen Natalia Street and Zeleni venac to lower Dorćol, we will pass important buildings from the first half of the 20th century, until 1960, whose authors are women. Women architects have been active in Serbia since the beginning of the century and with their works, they have marked our built environment. In Belgrade’s center, four architects have left their signatures: Jelisaveta Načić – first women architect in Serbia, Jovanka Bončić Katerinić – the first woman graduated engineer in Germany, Milica Krstić – a successful architect between two wars, and Milica Šterić – the founder and long-time director of the Architecture and Urbanism sector of Energoprojekt.
These authors are also representatives of three different styles of Serbian architecture of the 20th century – neoclassical, national and modern. Therefore, this walk through their work presents the development of our architecture from 1900 until 1960.
Milena Zindović is an architect and editor-in-chief of the web forum “Women in Architecture” www.zua.rs. After Belgrade University, she continued her architecture studies at Cornell University in New York. She gained experience in Belgrade, Serbia and Ljubljana, Slovenia, and then as Director of the Public Planning Company “Plan” in Šabac, Serbia. She is the editor of the awarded book “Women in architecture | Contemporary Architecture in Serbia Since 1900”. She is co-founder and steering committee member of the Women’s Architectural Society, co-founder, and president of the NGO Smart city.
Marija Pavlović is an architect and editor of the web forum “Women in Architecture” www.zua.rs. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade attended doctoral studies in culture and media at the Faculty of Political Sciences. She gained experience in Belgrade and Montenegro. She works in design, construction, and as an expert witness in architecture. She is a member of the Serbian Chamber of Engineers and the Women’s Architectural Society.
Women's Architectural Society (ŽAD) www.zad.rs was founded by 24 women architects, colleagues who had a mutual respect for years, and live in Belgrade, Serbia, Vojvodina, and Montenegro. Recognizing common topics, inspirations, as well as problems that are felt in society, a sense for an association of individuals in a society was born spontaneously, developing the necessary synergy through a joint appearance. Founders of ŽAD are engaged in diverse architectural activities - from active and creative architects in practice with many recognized works, to owners of design offices; from professors at Faculties and scientists to active participants and managers in local governments; from activists in the NGO sector, critics of architecture, theoreticians, interior designers, urban planners, designers, to media professionals. They represent all age groups and they have already received much recognition. The founders have decided to engage in social activities primarily to secure their future successors a lighter development path within the architectural profession.