Sabina Tanovic: The Predicament of Designing a Memorial: commemorating the Siege of Sarajevo- Skype Talk


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Sabina Tanović_Architect, independent researcher specialized in commemorative architecture. Sabina holds a PhD from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, with a thesis entitled Memory in Architecture: Contemporary memorial projects and their predecessors (2015).  Her current research focuses on contemporary European memory and the construction of architectural commemorative projects. In an interdisciplinary approach, she investigates the relations between psychological aspects of bereavement and their integration into a memorial-making process. Sabina is actively engaged with issues concerning commemoration of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992 – 1996), with a focus on the siege of Sarajevo and gross human rights violation in other areas within the country. She is a partner in the research/advice/design practice ‘Experiencing Architecture’, where she is a project leader of ‘Designing Memory’ which deals with design, adaptation and remodeling of memorial sites. 

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