Architecture Film Summer School / Corona Retreat

Corona Retreat by FA Fellow Sonja Lakić

This is a journey within. Within architecture. Within what was once the ultimate emblem of Yugoslav modernism. An introspect of whatever remains within walls. Homes. Balconies. Deep down pandemic. Deep within minds, hearts, and souls of people of the neighbourhood of Borik, Banja  Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. “Corona Retreat” is a journey to the interior of the virus: this portrayal of the home, the most intimate geographies of all,  narrates #stayhome experience and perplex personal relationships with the pandemic itself.  

ARCHITECTURE FILM SUMMER SCHOOL organized by MAXXI in collaboration with Copenhagen Architecture Festival part of Future Architecture, Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

As part of the activities of the Future Architecture European network, MAXXI has asked five young creatives selected through the FA Open Call to produce architectural videos addressing issues
related to the relationship between the pandemic and inhabited space. During an online workshop that lasted the entire month of June, the authors produced works focused on domestic isolation,
the impact of lockdown on emotional and social relationships and the disturbing role played by
public space in the hot months of the pandemic.