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.
Walk through the exhibition with curators Martino Stierli and Vladimir Kulić and see how architecture and design shaped everyday life in socialist Yugoslavia.
Martino Stierli, Vladimir Kulić December 6, 2018