Socialist Yugoslavia was a utopian project. “It was the idea to come up with a different, better version of society and the world in general,” notes Martino Stierli, our chief curator of Architecture and Design. “Architecture played a key role in that goal.” While this vision was never fully realized, MoMA’s recent exhibition, Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia 1948–1980, explores the way architecture and design tackled issues of everyday life in trying to forge a sense of community, common history, and civic space. In this video, Stierli and fellow curator Vladimir Kulić walk you through the exhibition.
Martino Stierli, Vladimir Kulić December 6, 2018