Nikola has been appointed as a guest editor of the next issue of Život Umjetnosti – Magazine for Contemporary Visual Arts, published by the Institute of Art History in Zagreb.


Our century converted the grand modernist idea of global village into an urban territory that shrinks and expands according to its own political and economic needs. Continuously pulsating from a single point to a total territory and vice versa, urbanization took over urbanism, significantly changing the ways we think, feel and operate within space. The political drive to understand our own position between the global and the local has been reduced to a single intuitive click inside a mapping interface. The pointillism of screen tapping has rendered visible the well-connected social systems and the brand new political agendas. Yet, the dream of equality and freedom that emerged through this long pursuit, evaporated soon into a limited number of social clouds – shaped and controlled by the latest programming codes.

Are we able to read layers of code inscribed into a territorial palimpsest we have occupied over the last century? To what extent can we understand our own space after it has been reduced to points and fragments dispersed on different sides of political, psychological and economic borders? Finally, are we sufficiently equipped to recognize the points and amplify their potentials to (re)generate an entire territory; and how can we (re)imagine the territorial totality while aiming to change the nature of each specific point?

Today, after urbanism, new spatial practices come to the fore, they choose neither means nor media; geography mutates into entirely new systems of spatial understanding that freely slide from one scale to another.

Situated between the phenomena of territoriality and site-specificity, this issue of Život Umjetnosti intends to tackle the interscalar mechanisms of our world.

Call for Papers


Talk at Pecha Kucha NIght

The humanitarian edition of Pecha Kucha Night at Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb gathered 15 artists and designers to discuss possibilities of creative engagement around areas of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia, recently hit by dramatic floods. In the well-known presentation framework, Nikola talked about social dimensions of water that caused the immense disaster, but also provoked numerous spontaneous humanitarian actions across the politically turbulent territory. As a historic borderline, the river of Sava today divides three nations and three religions, reflecting many unresolved conflicts and instabilities of the region.

The big flood erased the notion of borderline, temporarily transformed the territorial concept and made people to help each other no matter which side of the border they were from.   Yet, what is going to happen once the river gets back to its original riverbed? As designers, what can we learn from the disaster? Can we imagine the same borderless territory on top of all divisions that will eventually re-appear after the flood? What kind of design inventions should we look for in order to sustain and moderate this humanitarian momentum?

PechaKucha Night Zagreb Vol.13 – SOS Balkan                                 Organization: Lana Cavar, Pakt media, 3LHD, Rasadnik Bruketa&Žinić, and Museum of Contemporary Art                                                                           Photo: Domagoj Blazevic




The Sinking Gardens Project Shown at Politecnico di Milano

The exhibition “Building Landscape Urbanism”  explores the emergence of landscape theories and practices within the fields of architecture and urbanism and through the hermeneutical circle established between Europe and US – starting from the crisis of modernist and post-modernist models until the development of landscape urbanism and its recent recommitment as ecological urbanism.

Starting from two research projects developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and presented in the forthcoming books WeakCity (Elisa Cattaneo, Listlab, 2014) and Beyond Urbanism (Jeannette Sordi, Listlab, 2014), the exhibition reassembles the reference books, essays, and projects that drove these disciplinary and cultural shifts and contaminations – including work by OMA, Tschumi, West 8, FOA, Branzi, MVRDV, Field Operations, Desvigne, Weiss+Manfredi, Field Operations + Diller Scofidio, Highline, Groundlab, Stoss, Mohsen Mostafavi, Charles Waldheim, James Corner, Stan Allen, Sanford Kwinter, Ciro Najle, Pierre Bélanger, Chris Reed, Alan Berger.

Exhibition Curators:                                                                                                               Elisa Cattaneo                                                                                                           Jeannette Sordi

Exhibition tour:                                                                                                           Politecnico di Milano, June 26 – July 14,                                                               Italian Performing Urban Landscape Facoltà di Architettura di Trento, September 2014                                                                                                               Facoltà di Architettura di Genova, October 2014                                               R.E.D.S, Rome Ecological Design Symposium, January 2015

The Sinking Gardens Project



Discussion with Peter Eisenman

Nikola was part of the team invited to discuss curatorial concept of the Venice Biennale 2014 and the changing role of architecture with Peter Eisenman.

 Organization: Snježana Prijić Samaržija, Petar Bojanić and Idis Turato  University of Rijeka, Center for Advanced Studies (Rijeka, Coratia)

In the photo:  Leo Modrčin (University of Zagreb), Pero Vuković (OMA), Nikola Bojić and Peter Eisenman (Yale University).                                                   Photo: Ivan Dorotić (Viz_kultura)




Felton Street Emptiness shown at Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb

The exhibition presented the best contemporary art practices in Croatia.

Exhibition committee:

Anne Barlow , Executive Director of Art in General, New York;                         professor Leonida Kovač, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb;                         Dalibor Martinis, artist; Toni Meštrović, artist;                                           Snježana Pintarić, director of Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb;     Igor Španjol, curator at Modern Gallery, Ljubljana;                                           Leila Topić, curator at Museum of Conteporary Art, Zagreb

Felton Street Emptiness

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