P R O J E C T S

RESEARCH

2014 – today

“Architecture and Its Dicsontent” / postgraduate studies at ZRC SAZU / Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011 – 2013

“Sustainable Engineering” / with the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2011 – 2012

“Stories of Slovene Parliament” / with the National Assembly of Republic of Slovenia

2010 – 2012

“Unfinished Modernizations: Between Pragmatism and Utopia” / European Culture Programme project with several international partner institutions

> Publications, Lectures, Symposia 

Complete list of publications:

http://www.sicris.si/ > grabar, nika

2015

– Presentation: “The American-Yugoslav Project and its Aftermath” / Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies / 2015 European Architecture History Network Conference

– Presentation: “Cultural Transformations and Urban-Rural Divide” / Transforming Cities, Transformative Cities / 2015 European Urban Research Association Conference

2014

– Text: “Vis-a-Vis” / published in Oris Magazine / Zagreb, Croatia

– Interview: “About Lines and Spheres or Reconstructing Places Through Experience, interview with Markus Jeschaunig” / published in “T.R.I.B.E. exercises in transitory art” / production: Museum for Transitory Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Lecture: “Contradictions and Derivations” / guest lecture at School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia

– Scientific article: “De/Re-Construct” / Published in “Materia Arquitectura – Dossier: El proyecto en arquitectura: trayectorias y tensiones” / Universidad San Sebastian, Chile

2013

– Article and editor – exhibition catalogue for the Venice Art Biennale: “Landscape, Windows, Wallpaper” / production: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Škuc Gallery / Ljubljana, Slovenia

2012

– Documentary video essay: “Format Oblivion” on Dalibor Martinis and video art archiving / production: SCCA Ljubljana – Center for Contemporary Art / Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Scientific article: “The Architecture of Parliament Designed by Vinko Glanz” / published in a scientific monograph “The Parliament – architecture, art, memory” / in collaboration with the National Assembly of Republic of Slovenia and the Contemporary History Museum of Slovenia

– Lecture: “Some archival bugs from my computer that were unable to reach you over Skype” – presentation for Situation Anophthalmus Hitleri by Jasmina Cibic / ECC Maribor 2012 and Škuc Gallery / a conversation about the formation of national iconographies and their framing / with: Jasmina Cibic, Michelle Deignan, Tevž Logar, Suzana Milevska, Alexei Monroe, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Jane Rendell / Maribor, Slovenia

– Documentary video essay: “5+2 Points on Architecture and Ideology” / presented at the Unfinished Modernizations exhibition in Maribor, Belgrade, Zadar, etc.

– Scientific article: “The Architecture of Image in the Portrait of Beno Zupančič” / published in “45+: Post-War Modern Architecture in Europe” / Berlin, Germany

2011

– Article: “Revolution Square in Post-Socialist Context” / published in Čovjek i prostor / Zagreb, Croatia

– Lecture: “Architecture and Language: from Federative to National Without Memory” / lecture at the conference Reinterpretations of Socialism: twenty years after / Unfinished Modernizations project / Split, Croatia

– Chapter in a monograph: “Twins in the Silhouette of Ljubljana and Koper” / published in a monograph “Edo Mihevc 100” / Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Chapter in a monograph: “Same Place – Different Time” / published in “From Consideration to Commitment: Art in Critical Confrontation to Society” / Zagreb, Croatia

2010

– Interview: Joan Ockman: “For(u)m and Formalism – Architectural Strategies” / published in SAJ – Serbian Architecture Journal / Belgrade, Serbia

– Lecture: “Architecture and Politics” / guest lecture at Slovanska Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Guest speaker: Public Space Between Solidarity and Violence / Forum Skopje debate, Skopje, Macedonia

– Roundtable moderator: Ljubljana – Creative City / with SCCA Ljubljana – Center for Contemporary Art / Ljubljana, Slovenia

2009

– Scientific article: “Vinko Glanz and Rogaška Slatina” / published in “Piranesi” architectural magazine / Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Documentary Video Essay: “DIVA” / With SCCA Ljubljana – Center for Contemporary Art / Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Article: “Il carattere della cittá” (The Character of the City) / published in “And” magazine / Florence, Italy

> Organization

2007

– Symposium and Exhibition: “3x Wood” – graphic design and organization / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana / with: Maruša Zorec, Anja Planišček

– Symposium and Exhibition: Edvard Ravnikar – graphic design and organization / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Architectural Museum Ljubljana / with: Rok Žnidaršič, Andrej Mercina, Anja Planišček

> Juries, Talks

2012

– International Workshop: SMANFUL, Oldenburg, Germany: “Suburban Mobility, Architecture and New Forms of Urban Life” / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana and other international partner institutions of the programme

2011

– Interior of the year award 2011 / Zavod Big / with: Tadej Glažar, Lenka Kavčič, Bor Pungerčič

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

> Courses

2012 – 2013

Architecture of Space II / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

2011 – 2012

Perspective Drawing in Interior Design / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

2009 – present

Evolution of Interior Design / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

> Assistant

2013 — present

Architectural design III and Design studio / mag. doc. Tomaž Krušec / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana

2011 — 2013

Landscape Architecture and Design studio / prof. mag. Peter Gabrijelčič / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana

> Graduation Thesis Supervision

2014

– Alenka Kukovica Likozar: Home around “the fireplace” / B.Sc. Thesis / professional study programmes / Faculty of Design, Ljubljana

– Andreja Kunčič: Student housing cooperative / B.Sc. Thesis / professional study programmes / Faculty of Design, Ljubljana

– Vesna Veselinovič: Vacation house / B.Sc. Thesis / professional study programmes / Faculty of Design, Ljubljana

2013

– Tajda Lukman: No stress tea gallery / graduation thesis – higher professional studies / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

2012

– Tanja Lukman / Light in residential housing / graduation thesis – higher professional studies / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

– Mitja Vidoivč / Interior of a residential art center / graduation thesis – higher professional studies / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

– Lejla Delalić / Redesigning of the common areas of the Radio-televison Slovenia’s 4th floor / graduation thesis – higher eucational programme / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

> Studio Projects and Workshops

2011 – 2012

– Interior of a Residential Complex / Studio I / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

2010 – 2011

– “Pineta – Interior Design and Urban Furniture of a Spa Resort” / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

– “To Exhibit – Short-cuts: Storytelling and Interior Design” / a project developed at the Academy of Design for G.I.D.E. event in Magdeburg, Germany

2009 – 2010

– “Prekmurje Village – Spa Resort Design / Academy of Design, Ljubljana

– “Waiting Games – Urban Furniture at Ljubljana Train Stations” / a project developed at the Academy of Design for G.I.D.E. event in Lugano, Switzerland

> Assistant

2011 – 2012

– “One Side and the Other” – Urban Design / Studio IV — Transforming Ljubljana’s Train Stations Surroundings Into Urban Generators of Activities / mentor: prof. mag. Peter Gabrijelčič / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana

– “Between the Sea and Olive Trees” – Portorož Urban Design Workshop / mentor: prof. mag. Peter Gabrijelčič / with: Mojca Gregorski, Kačič-Liden Architects / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana

2011

“Workshop Krkavče” — Studio IV / mentor: prof. mag. Peter Gabrijelčič / with: Mojca Gregorski / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana

2007

– Interior design solutions — “Delo in dom” magazine / with: doc. Maruša Zorec

2005 – 2006

– Laboratori di progettazione architettonica — Studio / Università degli Studi di Trento, Dipartimento Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale / mentor: prof. Renato Bocchi, prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Trento, Italia

– Laboratori intensivi di progettazione architettonica del Corso di laurea in scienze dell’architettura — International Summer Workshop / Universita IUAV di Venezia / mentor: prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / with: Matjaž Bolčina / Venice, Italia

– International Workshop: Renovation of a Spa Center, Igalo / mentor: prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Igalo, Montenegro

– “A house of Italian-Croat Friendship” / International Workshop and Exhibition — public buildings in the historical town of Pula / mentor: prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Pula, Croatia

– Guimar de Tenerife: Proyectar el Paisaje Barranco de Badajos, Canary Islands — International Worskhop and Exhibition / mentor: prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

– International Workshop Rogaška Slatina / mentor: prof. Vojteh Ravnikar, doc. Maruša Zorec / Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia

2004 – 2005

– Laboratori di progettazione architettonica / Università degli Studi di Trento, Dipartimento Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale / mentor: prof. Renato Bocchi, prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Trento, Italia

– International Workshop and Exhibition – “Dessiner Sur l’Herbe” / mentor: prof. Vojteh Ravnikar, doc. Maruša Zorec / Arco, Italia

– Workshop Ptuj — urban design project / mentor: prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Ptuj, Slovenia

– Workshop Ljubljana — Urban Design Project / mentor: prof. Vojteh Ravnikar, doc. Maruša Zorec / Ljubljana, Slovenia

> Teaching Assistant

2008

Rethinking Form – theory course / prof. Joan Ockman / Graduate School for Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Columbia University, NY, USA

2001 – 2003

Elements of Design and Composition – design course / prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

2001 – 2002

Residential Complex along the Gruber Canal – studio / visiting professor: Selcuk Avci / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

International Workshop and Exhibition Devin, Italy – studio / prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

PROJECTS 

2010

– Competition: Dobrepolje Kindergarten Design — purchase / with: Plan B / Dobrepolje, Slovenia

2009

– Exhibition Design: “Emona—Myth and Reality” / with: Sanja Jurca Avci / for: Ljubljana City Museum, Slovenia

– Competition: University Campus Koper / with: Plan B / Koper, Slovenia

– Stage Design: “Changeling” / with: Sanja Jurca Avci / for: Slovene National Theatre Drama / Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Exhibition Design: “The Lineage of Štefa and Arpad—Lynx in Slovenia” / with: Sanja Jurca Avci / For: Technical Museum of Slovenia, Bistra, Slovenia

2008

– Course and Exhibition: “Utopia’s Ghost—Postmodernism Reconsidered” / mentor: Reinhold Martin; GSAPP, Columbia University and CCA Montreal / assistant: Christina Goberna / Montreal, Canada

2007

– Exhibition Design Proposal: “Hunting Museum” / with: Sanja Jurca / for: Technical Museum of Slovenia / Bistra, Slovenia

2006

– Competition: Home for the Elderly, Idrija — purchase / with: Maruša Zorec; Mark Koritnik, Vojka Močnik, Uroš Rustja, Nina Tešanovič / Idrija, Slovenia

– Exhibition Design (collaborator): Slovene Ethnographic Museum / with: Sanja Jurca / Ljubljana, Sloveni

– Competition: Extension to the Maribor Town Hall, Slovenia – 1st prize / with: Maruša Zorec; Mark Koritnik, Vojka Močnik, Uroš Rustja, Nina Tešanovič / Maribor, Slovenia

– Feasibility Study: Industrial Zone Rakek / with: Maruša Zorec; Uroš Rustja / Rakek, Slovenia

2005

– Competition: Slovenj Gradec Square – 3rd prize / with: Gašper Medvešek / Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia

– Competition: “Celjska koča” / with: Matjaž Bolčina, Ernest Milčinovič / Celje, Slovenia

– Exhibition Design: “Metrel” / with: Sanja Jurca / Ljubljana, Slovenia

2004

– Exhibition Design Proposal: Fishing Museum / with: Sanja Jurca / for: Technical Museum of Slovenia, Bistra, Slovenia

2003

– Competition: Area along the railway in Nova Gorica – 1st prize / with: Matjaž Bolčina, Ernest Milčinovič, Teja Savelli, Jure Zavrtanik / mentor : prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Nova Gorica, Slovenia

– Competition: Secondary Medical School – purchase / with: Domen Mozetič, Maša Živec / mentor : doc. Maruša Zorec / Celje, Slovenia

2002

– Exhibition Design Proposal: Slovene National Museum / with: Sanja Jurca / Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Competition: Slovene Toursit Stand – 1st prize / with: Sanja Jurca / Ljubljana, Slovenia

– Competition: Area of Passenger Center in Ljubljana / with: Matjaž Bolčina, Jakob Klemenčič, Ernest Milčinovič, Teja Savelli, Jure Zavrtanik / mentor: prof. Vojteh Ravnikar / Ljubljana, Slovenia