Aleksandar Staničić

Politecnico di Milano

How Architects Address the Urban Memory of the Violent Past

2016-2017: Fall

Dr. Aleksandar Staničić is an independent researcher, architectural theorist and critic, and practicing architect. He received his Ph.D. in Architectural Composition from the Politecnico di Milano in 2014, with the Doctor Europaeus Certification. His research examines the phenomena of calculated destruction of architecture in modern-day conflicts, the fabrication of identity and memory via the (mis)treatment of architectural heritage in post-conflict reconstruction, and disaster resilience. Dr. Staničić's work philosophy is based on coalescing architectural practice with scholarly theories, teaching and research. At the Italian Academy he will investigate the response of architectural design to the political destruction of buildings as part of the forthcoming book manuscript Vocabulary of the Architecture of Disaster.

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