Side Programme

Curators: PhD Miljana Zeković, PhD Dragana Konstantinović, Višnja Žugić and Simon Grabovac
Associates: Bojan Stojković, setting, photography; Slobodan Jović, setting; Olivera Miljković, photography; Aleksandra Pešterac
Authors of works: Zorana Obradović, Stefan Tomić, Olivera Marković, Marta Grbić, Radman Pejić, Violeta Stefanović, Milan Maletin, Stefan Živančev, Dimitrije Tošinović, Milan Tasić, Milena Doderović, Jelena Stepanović, Sonja Djordan, Zoran Otrupčak, Marijana Grbić, Igor Rajković

All actual life is encounter.
Martin Buber

The encounters of Infant and the city it is dedicated to, where it was born and which it exists for, have marked the end of June every year for the past four decades. At its beginnings vehemently, alternatively and with an absolute freshness in comparison to the life of conventional festivals. Today in a milder, calmer manner, exploring, in this time of accelerated changes, spectacularisation and generalised meanings, what is alternative, in regard to what something is alternative, and what the different way of communication of the theatre with the city is.   
The students of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Faculty of Technical Sciences of the University of Novi Sad offer their views of this encounter in an exhibition of architectural projects of the ephemeral theatre for INFANT (executed within the Architectural Design Course 1, during the academic 2015/2016).
The selection of works presents the third year students of the Architecture study programme, who suggest for the three attractive and complex urban locations (Open Stage of the CCNS, Hotel Vojvodina yard and Riblja Market) ephemeral projects, thus supporting the city’s re-entry by Infant. The light, poetical structures mark these three locations, unifying their differences, accepting the challenges of marginalisation, devastation and dilapidation on the one hand, and the challenges of a significant formal determinedness, difference in their spatial attitudes and their frequency and busyness. We assume the position that Infant’s place is within the city, in the public urban spaces, in the life of the city, not in the theatre halls of the existing facilities for culture and the exhibition is aimed at suggesting the potential of a new encounter.