Anja Planiscek

Anja Planiscek

Architect

BIOGRAPHY

architect, living in Ljubljana, Slovenia; graduate study in Ljubljana (1998, Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana) and postgraduate in London, UK (2002, Architectural Association School of Architecture); currently working as associate professor at Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana and as practicing architect

FIELDS OF WORK

architectural education, design, visual arts, writing, curating + production of events related to architecture (exhibitions, workshops, web projects)

FOCUS

architecture of social engagement, housing politics, socialization of architecture, Slovenian architecture in the period of socialism

WORKS – SELECTION

 

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN

Renovation of Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture (with Nena Gabrovec) – Ljubljana, 2009; Part-renovation of Spanski borci Cultural Centre (with Primoz Borsic and Matej Delak) – Ljubljana, 2010; Kindergarden Pedenjped (with Maja Ivanic, Andraz Intihar, Ursa Habic) – Ljubljana, 2013-2017 (under construction)

TEACHING – DESIGN & BUILD PROJECTS  

STUDY PROJECTS OF FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA

Design and Construction of Classroom and Library in Ithuba Skills College – Johannesburg, South African Republic, 2010 (20 students, 4 mentors, 20 local workers); Design and Construction of Multipurpose Hall in Ithuba Primary School – Johannesburg, South African Republic, 2011 (15 students, 4 mentors, 20 local workers); Kornati Islands Nautic Point – small interventions – Kornati Islands, Croatia, 2015 (15 students, 2 mentors), Asylum for Men Migrants in Kotnikova Street – Ljubljana, 2016 (10 students, 10 migrants, 2 mentors); Design and Construction of Amasiko Halfway House for Street Children, Kabale, Uganda, 2016 (20 students, 5 mentors, 25 local workers); Living Room, Asylum for Men Migrants in Kotnikova Street – Ljubljana, 2016 (10 students, migrants, 2 mentors);

VISUAL ARTS

Project Code Red: Sector Zagreb, Working Unit Z 01 (with artist Tadej Pogacar) – Galerija Nova, Zagreb, Croatia, 2003-04; project BS-3 Radio Guided Tour, exhibition Museum in the Street, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, 2008; project Homes I Have Not Been To, Johannesburg-Ljubljana, 2010-11; project Architecture under Construction, exhibition Crisis and New Beginnings: Art in Slovenia 2005-2015, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana (with Katarina Caks)

CURATING OF EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition Architect Ilija Arnautovic – Socialism in Slovenian Architecture (with Andrej Mercina), Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, 2006; exhibition At Home – Architects Marta and France Ivansek (with Martina Malesic), Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, 2010; exhibition Studio UP / Discharge (with Maja Ivanic), Dessa Gallery, Ljubljana, 2014; exhibition At Home in Ljubljana – 100 Years of Ljubljana Housing (with Martina Malesic, Klemen Plostajner), Dessa Gallery, Ljubljana, 2015

PROJECTS RELATED TO SOCIALIZATION OF ARCHITECTURE

NGO Trajekt – Institute for Spatial Culture (co-founder/writer/editor/project leader); web magazine www.trajekt.org; web guide of Slovenian architecture www.arhitekturni-vodnik.org (currently under renovation); project PuzzleTheHouse (with Martina Malesic and students of architecture), RogLab, Ljubljana, 2014; photographic project It Was : It is (with Martina Malesic, Peter Rauch and students of photography), Dessa Gallery, Ljubljana, 2014

PRIZES

Student Plecnik Medal for graduation thesis, 1998; Plecnik Medal for cultural production – work of Trajekt – Institute for Spatial Culture 2004 (with colleagues); Plecnik Medal for curating of the exhibition Architect Ilija Arnautovic – Socialism in Slovenian Architecture, 2007 (with Andrej Mercina); Golden Bird for socialization of architecture and design (2010); Golden Pen for renovation of Center for Urban Culture Kino Siska, 2010 (with Nena Gabrovec)

CONTACT

anja.planiscek@gmail.com, anja.planiscek@fa.uni-lj.si