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As part of the exhibition “Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan” (May 10-29, 2022) in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Serbia, the Japan Foundation and the Museum of the Applied Art in Belgrade we announce the lecture “An Alternative2 Guide to Japan’s Built Environment (in Serbian and English) 

Guest lecturer: Ivan Filipović, Ph.D., Graduate Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade 

Date: May 20, 2022 (Friday), 12: 00-13: 00 

Venue: Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade (Vuka Karadžića 18, Belgrade), 1st floor 


“An Alternative2 Guide to Japan’s Built Environment”  

Understanding the concept of the built environment is inextricably linked to the elements that are built into it (nature, culture, ecology, economy, etc.). To research this phenomenon, it is necessary to pay special attention to both contextual (social, technological, political) and time determinants (interaction of past, present and future). The specificity of the Japanese built environment, its perception and interpretation is a challenge, precisely because of its complexity, contradictions and underlined (self-proclaimed) uniqueness. Any phenomenon in Japan can be viewed in two ways: from the “outside” and/or “inside”. The lecture ” An Alternative2 Guide to Japan’s Built Environment ” was conceived to provide an “outside” viewpoint. Looking from the sidelines, focusing on space, displaced from the context in which the phenomena originated, it is possible to discover the complex structures that mark Japanese architecture, urbanism and the built environment as unique.   

Ivan Filipović, Ph.D. in Engineering, studied at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade (Undergraduate and Master studies) and the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University in Tokyo (Doctoral studies). Employed at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, where he is the co-founder of the research unit LAB 10: Architectural Identities: Japan. He researches the impact of the embassy typology onto the built environment and its users. The combination of previous formal education in architecture and urbanism, as well as professional engagement, gives him a unique perspective that he uses for multidisciplinary research.