Urban Incubator stands for an independent, non-governmental and non-profit association oriented to urban development and improvement of contemporary cities, as well as creating learning, research and idea exchange in the realm of architecture, urbanism, design, culture and art.
It was founded in early 2014 as a spin-off, of the Goethe-Institut Institut ‘project of excellence’: Urban Incubator: Belgrade.
Curatorial board 2014-2016: Dr. Mathiass Müller-Wieferig, Axel Humpert, Milan Bosnić, Maja Popović-Vračar, Boba Stanković, Selman Trtovac, Zorica Milisavljević.
Steering Committee and management team: Ana Djordjevic-Petrović, Nikola Marković and Branislav Mihajlović
NGO URBAN INCUBATOR TEAM
Nikola Marković, EU cultural manager and activist, is since 2014 responsible for the program and development of the non-profit organization Urban Incubator. Previously, he worked as a manager of the Goethe-Institut Belgrad UIB project. He is a holder of a European Cultural Management Diploma (2012) gain in a scholarship program by Robert Bosch Foundation: Cultural Managers from MOE in Germany. Since 2010, he is a member of the City-Guerilla platform. As a project author and manager he works on cultural cross-sector, youth and EU projects, with aim to strengthen the civil society sector and enable intercultural exchange between EU and Serbia. He lives in Belgrade with three year old daughter and his wife. Passionate about nature and cycling.
Ana Djordjevic-Petrovic is Belgrade based graphic designer and activist, with master in Interior design. During 16 years of working as a freelancer she has worked on many, both personal and professional, design concept projects, for most diverse clients. Her work includes: book layouts, packaging design, visual identity, promotional material and video art. She has expanded her field of action and initiated several projects to improve Belgrade’s public spaces, raise public awareness on the topics of urban development and the quality of life.
KM8 Gallery curator and manager:
Branislav Mihajlović, curator and painter, graduated in 2007 in the Master’s Program of the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Since 2015 he is working as the manager and curator of the Gallery KM8, of the NGO Urban Incubator. As a curator and co-manager he is actively engaged in several international curatorial and art projects: Contemporaneity & Crisis (Belgrade 2015); Serbi.Arte Festival (Vorarlberg/Austria 2014); Spanish House Art Market (Belgrade 2014); the artist book project Centro internazionale per l’incisione artistica in Kaus (Urbino/Italy 2015). He organized numerous exhibitions in Serbia and is working on promoting young local and international artists. Since late 2016, he works and lives in Berlin.
Projects, authors and contributors 2014 – 2017:
KM8 Gallery (curator and manager Branislav Mihajlović, assistent Karola Reiter, Artist: Rodrigo Casares Guzman, Maja Đorđević, La Krc collective, Markus Gell, Romeo Julien, Julie Hascoët, RISHA project, Vladimir Palibrk, Milica Pantelic, Zeljko Loncar, Théophile Glauser, Sébastien Doutaz, Coline Jeanneret-Gris, Marija Knežević, Emir Šehanović); Kamenzind Magazine (Axel Humpert, Leila Peacock, Ana Djordjevic-Petrović Jeanette Beck, Ljubica Slavković); City-Guerila (Zorica Milisavljević – project coordinator, Simon Marić, Nina Vujasin, Anita Knezić, Mirjana Jeremić, Mirjana Utvić, Milica Nikolić, Arsenije savić, Olja petrović, Maja bosnić and many more www.cityguerila.org); NextSavamala (local organisers: Katarina Nina Antanasković and Ilija Lazarević) New Collection by Third Belgrade (Organisers: Sandra Stojanović, Valentina Brković, Slavica Obradović Mentors: Maja Ćirić, Žolt Kovač, Miloš Tomić, Ljubomir Vučinić, Olivera Parlić, Anica Vučetić and Radoš Antonijević Curators: Senka Latinović, Milan Šušak, Teodora Jeremić, Kristina Grebenar, Karmen Stanču, Tanja Đorđević and Mirjana Jemović); School of Urban Practices (C5 project – prof. of architecture Ivan Kucina together with Daša Spasojević and Predrag Milić and with the students from the Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade: Dušana Nikolić, Ivana Mandić, Jelena Marković, Emilija Josipović, Natalija Ostojić, Olivera Petrović, Mirjana Utvić, Dušan Milanović, Dimitrije Udicki, Filip Biočanin, Aleksandar Suhanov and David Bilobrk); Design support Studio KM8 (Branislav Mihajlović, Emilija Josipović, Emily Radosavljević, Gabrijel Laco, Ivana Mardesič, Jan Kohler, Ilija Lazarevič, Julia Druelle, Marko Radosevič, Olja Petrovič, Tamara Miletič, and other helpers and volunteers) Župa project (Captain on Grand Voyage: Tanja Simonovič, Björn Wolf Captain on Small Voyage: Kilian Blum, Philine Meckbach, Sailors: Micha Balzer, David Becker, Fabian Brändle, Juan Pablo Delgado Berman, Alexander Denić, Hannah Dewor, Julia Druelle, Anna Eckenweber, Dejan Golić, Grebo Gray, Pia Heusner, Kole, Nicolai Kudielka, Sanna Lundström, Andre May, Marcel de Medeiros, Lessanework Negussie, Gabriele Pagani, Theresa Perzlmeier, Jannis Schiefer, Pascal Simon, Anatol Rettberg, Karen Winzer, Professor: Heike Klussmann Tutors: Florian Gwinner, Karen Winzer); Streets for Cyclists, (Ulice za bicikliste) NGO (Zoran Bukvić, president, Igor Šćepanović, Jadranka Ilić, Nada Nikolić, Miloš Milunović, Vuk Spasojević, Sandra Pejić, Saša Jakšić, Mladen Jablanović, Sava Kostić, Tina Stojčević ); BÄÄÄM – Urban Experiments at Sava Riverside | Belgrade (Tanja SImonović); Bike-Kitchen-Belgrade (Andrija Vranić, Nikola Mihaelj, Miloš Starčević, Dragan Bajčetić, Marko Živanović, Srđan Plavšić); Bricolage Lab Experimental Design Camp (Emily Radosavljevic, Dubravka Simonović) Youth Energy of Serbia-YES Training Programme (Tijana Kaitović, Branka Damnjanović, Jelena Prolić)
Thanks to: project authors, project and workshop participant and others who put their effort to contribute to the development of the Urban Incubator Organization
Special thanks to: Vladimir Palibrk (Risha Project), Karkatag Kolektiv, FESTUM – festival, BINA – Belgrade international architecture week, CIN – cultural innovatiors network
URBAN INCUBATOR NGO is supported and funded by the Goethe-Institut Belgrad, Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information, and other partners and co-financers of the individual projects.
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