Days of Architecture
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Days of Architecture is an annual architecture event held in Sarajevo (B&H) with a peculiar genesis: it was born in 2008 not from the city, but from the enthusiasm of architecture students, eager to discover more than their faculty was allowing them to do. Since then DA has blossomed to host more than 150 lecturers from 35 countries, growing into one of the most important architectural events in the Balkan region. Its twelve past editions show a track record of discussions, workshops, pilot projects, exhibitions, screenings. The event managed to activate and be a reference for the local design community, as well as in the countries of Ex-Yugoslavia. The Days of Architecture connects the communities of students and professionals with the general local community. Along with the 12 years of organizing a DA, a new format of lectures was introduced in 2016, under the name of Nights of Architecture. NA offers a more dynamic, single-standing series of online and in-person events organized to keep the local community active. Today two events are creating a platform for triggering new perspectives against what is too often perceived as inevitable.