Concrete Utopia

Forged in the tumultuous aftermath of World War II, the republic of Yugoslavia lasted barely half a century before disintegrating amidst political and ethnic conflicts. A new exhibition offers a rigorous and revealing survey of an extraordinary built legacy, from social housing to war memorials, that until now has been neglected by mainstream architectural historians.

The republic of Yugoslavia lasted barely half a century. A new exhibition and book reveal an extraordinary architectural legacy that until now has been neglected by mainstream historians.

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  • Keith Eggener
  • Belmont Freeman
  • Barbara Penner

Keith Eggener

Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.

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Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is a columnist for Places. She is a professor of media studies at The New School in New York City.

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Belmont Freeman

Belmont Freeman is a columnist for Places. He is principal of Belmont Freeman Architects, an award-winning design firm in New York City.

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Barbara Penner

Barbara Penner is a columnist for Places. She is Professor of Architectural Humanities at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

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