Ljubica Slavković is the author, project manager and program curator at the Center for Cultural Decontamination.
She is an architect and a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade. She has been a team member of the Center for Cultural Decontamination since 2013, and an author of the CZKd program cycle “Understanding the city“, which in the previous five years has hosted and presented numerous local and international practices in the fields of urban politics and architecture. Within this project cycle, Ljubica has organized and led wide range of programs consisting of lectures, international debates, student workshops, exhibitions and screening, such as the seminar and the exhibition “Bogdan Bogdanović: introduction to the Oeuvre” (2015) and the international forum “Creating a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948 – 1980” (2017), both realized in cooperation with the Architectural Faculty of the University of Belgrade, as well as co-founded digital repository The Archive of Modernism (Arhiva modernizma). The aim of this program cycle is to broaden knowledge on social production of space, to understand architecture and urbanism as social, cultural and political practices, to re-politicize space and to strengthen citizens participation.
Ljubica’s field of interest lies in the politics and production of space of contemporary Belgrade, as well as of Socialist Yugoslavia. Besides her work at CZKd, Ljubica is active as a researcher and associate journalist and has published over 100 articles and book chapters for domestic and foreign publications (Wohreveue, Magazyn Miasta, Mas Context, Dérive, Eurozine, Bratislavské superštruktúry, Bureau Savamala Belgrade, City Magazine Belgrade, Novi Magazin…). She was the Editor in Chief of the Belgrade edition of Swizz architectural magazine and research platform, Kamenzind (Camenzind) (2014 – 2017). On the 36th Salon of Architecture of Belgrade, she was awarded for architectural critique (2014). She is an author of the first architectural map of Belgrade, the Modernist map of Belgrade (2017), and the first architectural map of Skopje, the Modernist Skopje Map (2018) both produced by Blue Crow Media from London. She is a co-author of the animated movie “Our Belgrade Waterfront” (2015).
Ljubica is a frequent guest lecturer at Belgrade visiting university programs (MIT Architecture, ETH Zurich, Hochschule Luzern, Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, TU Delft…) and a speaker at various conferences such as the DIAGNOSE 1968/2018 (Critical Perspectives on the Legacy of Reform and Revolt in Architecture, Planning and Urbanism, Berlin 2018), Nonument! (Symposium dedicated to hidden, abandoned, forgotten monuments of the 20th century, Prague, 2019); Captured Institutions (IFDT, Belgrade, 2018). She is the author and facilitator of several workshops (On Forgotten Monuments, The Map of Non-transparent Urbanism, The Reanimation of Architecture), while also guiding different Belgrade and Yugoslav landscape architectural tours (The Paths of Corruption, Belgrade on Water, Belgrade Informal, The Rise of Belgrade Modernism, Remembering Landscape – with Branislav Dimitrijević…). She has worked as an architect in the architectural offices of Bolles+Wilson (Germany), the Archtic Studio and the DV:A studio (Belgrade).
Ljubica is a member of Docomomo and INURA international networks, and the local ULUPUDS. Since 2014, she was also a core member of the civic initiative Ne da(vi)mo Beograd (Don’t let Belgrade d(r)own).