Kuma International’s first publication titled “Unfolding Sarajevo” was edited by Lejla Odobašić Novo, a professor from the Department of Architecture and Claudia Zini, and published by Buybook (Sarajevo/Zagreb) thanks to the generous support of Open Society Fund BiH.
This publication is intended as both a written record and an extension of the architectural discourse that took place during the first edition of Kuma International Architecture Week in 2019. Through the theme, “Unfolding Sarajevo” explores the different historical layers of the city as manifested through its architecture, but at the time it takes a critical look at its present-day condition from an architectural standpoint. It features Kuma International Architecture Week photo journal with texts by Hannah Fillmore-Patrick and photographs by Alice Deledda, reflections on architectural discourse from Emina Arapčić, Boris Trapara, Sanja Zadro, Lejla Gačanica, Lorenzo Pignatti, Sabina Tanović, and Igor Kuvač, photographs by Paul Lowe accompanied by an essay by Val William, architectural projects by AHAKNAP, Fima d.o.o., Normal Arhitektura, Project V Architecture and the work of “Dani Arhitekture”. “Unfolding Sarajevo” has been critically reviewed by Nerma Prnjavorac Cridge from the Architectural Association School of Architecture London. It also includes a preface by His Excellency Nicola Minasi, Italian Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Dario Kristić, president of the Association of Architects in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“Just in time before our second edition of Kuma Architecture Month our first book published by Buybook (Sarajevo/Zagreb) “Unfolding Sarajevo” is out. Thank you so much to all the partners, contributors, participants, and all the wonderful people who have helped along the way.”shared Prof. Dr. Novo.