In the Museum of Modern Art in Sarajevo, "Ars Aevi", the exhibition Italian Urban Landscapes will be exhibited, with the design work presented for the "Architect of the Year" competition from 2016. The exhibition aims to promote the style of "Made in Italy" and to introduce visitors to works of Italian architects, who, although highly valued in the world, are not as famous as it might look, except for a narrow circle of top names. It also aims to achieve the improvement of the international exchange of young professionals.
In May 2017, the festival Days of Architecture Sarajevo marked its tenth anniversary. In 2008, the lectures were delivered using an overhead projector - a device all but forgotten nowadays. Nine years later, the festival opened with a video mapping of the National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina building. This is a good illustration of not only how the Days of Architecture have matured, but also of the scale of technological advances during the past decade. Over the ten years, Days of Architecture (DA) have progressed from a student project to one of the most important events for the contemporary architecture of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a recognised point on the map of Sarajevo’s cultural events. The period is marked by a continuous broadening of cooperation with architects, researchers and professionals from other disciplines and geographies, and a gradual evolution of the approach in “designing” the festival and the community. Today, DA’s focus is on development of a regional platform for networking and complementary education of architects and students of architecture. The enthusiasm of one particular generation of students of architecture played a pivotal role in the ten years of DA. A huge amount of energy invested and an intensive cooperation are the reason why DA continued to happen year after year. This exhibition is therefore, in the first instance, a reminder of the collective efforts which, despite extremely unfavourable circumstances in Bosnia and Herzegovina, had ensured the continuity and helped build a recognisable character of the festival.