After the second world war, socialist Yugoslavia set out to reconstruct a land destroyed by fighting. Concrete residential blocks, hotels, civic centres and monuments shot up across the country in a show of power from a state between two worlds, west
Though hard to fit into the narratives of architectural modernity, or precisely as a consequence of it, the architecture of communist countries after World War ii has for a number of years now drawn the attention of several institutions and scholars
El libro ‘Spomeniks’, del fotógrafo Jan Kempenaers, cataloga los olvidados pero sorprendentes monumentos construidos en la Yugoslavia socialista para restañar las heridas de la II Guerra Mundial.
The first victim of wars is usually truth; in the Balkans, the first casualty has been memory. Physical and genetic genocide goes with urban and cultural genocide; the extermination of populations and mass deportations happen in simultaneity with the