Oktobarh – Festival of Architecture, Design and Art
October is marked by culture and education! For the 4th time in a row, students of the department of architecture and urbanism from Novi Sad organise the festival of architecture, design and art – Okobarh. The World Architecture Day (1 October) will be marked by the official opening of the festival at the premises of the alternative culture centre Dom b612, while a diverse program will be available during the entire month:
2 – 4 October – SloboDA Workshop
One of the main points of Novi Sad becomes topic of this workshop due to the lack of use of its potential and spatial illogicalities. During the three days, the participants will have the chance to analyse and solve urban problems of this public space, and as the final result of the workshop, there will be digital sketches and conceptual models as the overview of the idea of the reconstruction of this space. Applications for the workshop are open at the “Oktobarh” FB page, and the exhibition of works will be available during the closing of the festival, on 27 October at Dom b612.
5 – 6 October – Arhitura / walks through premises
The “open door” event concept, well-known in Europe, slowly finds its place in Novi Sad, too. During the first weekend of Oktobarh, there will be walks through the premises of cultural and historical significance organised, let by students. Thereby, the citizens are offered an opportunity to go behind the door of the premises which they usually bypass, which offer important history and numerous stories. The detailed program of the event, as well as the application form for guides can be found at the Facebook page of the event.
12 – 13 October – Architectural Film Days
Projections of carefully selected feature films and documentaries should make the audience think and discuss about problems and events in the world of architecture and design. The program is selected to follow the current topics, in Serbia and in the world. The event will be held at Dom b612. The entrance is free of charge.
25 October – OK Talks Tribune
The novelty in the program of this year’s festival are short lectures “OK Talks”. The event has been created with the purpose of providing students and public an opportunity to get to know the pleasure and problems of working in a creative sphere, encouraging them to active discussion with lecturers. Some of this year’s guests are: Polimorf, Paperstorm, Tim 8, Studio MOBA… The tribune will be held at Macut Gallery (SPENS) from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
26 and 27 October – Oktobarh Conference
The main event of the festival itself is the conference which gathers guests and lecturers from the region and Europe. During the two days, the visitors will have the chance to get to know the work of leading bureaus from Serbia and abroad, as well as to see the latest trends in the world of architecture. By now, the attendance has been confirmed by the following: Orange architects, FAHR 021.3, Spring Studio, SODA architects etc.
The program is subject to changes. Find out more about potential changes of the program and everything else at the Facebook page, Instagram profile or by sending an email ).
Oktobarh has been supported by: Foundation 2021, OPENS, arh.ns, Dom b612, DaNS, Baldini studio, Studio Arsa etc.