Ljiljana Blagojević

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Architect and architectural historian and theorist engaged in research of the twentieth century architecture and urbanism, particularly regarding Belgrade/Serbia/Yugoslavia, and focusing on relations between socio-political conditions and related concepts of modernity. Associate Professor University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture, Belgrade. She teaches lecture courses on contemporary architecture and urbanism, graduate seminars on contemporary theory, M.Arch design studio, and Ph. D. courses in methodology of research in architecture, and history and theory of modernism in Serbia. Author of the books Novi Beograd: osporeni modernzam (New Belgrade: Contested Modernism, Belgrade, 2007), Modernism in Serbia: The Elusive Margins of Belgrade Architecture, 1919-1941 (Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, in association with Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2003), and Moderna kuća u Beogradu, 1920-1941 (Modern House in Belgrade, 1920-1941, Belgrade, 2000). Co-editor (with Felix Zwoch), of StadtBauwelt (Berlin) no. 36/2004, a thematic issue on contemporary Belgrade. Publishes and lectures in the national and international framework. Prior to academic career, from 1989-1997, she lived in London and worked as an architect with Renton Howard Wood Levin Partnership, and Zaha Hadid. Awarded a number of prizes at architecture competitions. Elected into RIBA membership (1992), ARB registered architect in the UK, Chartered Architect in Serbia. Salzburg Seminar Alumna.