Collaborations Design Workshop

Intertwined

Nova Iskra is organising a student workshop, where in the period of five weeks participants will be guided along the process of conceptualizing and producing an object – from idea to craftsmanship. All based on the main principles of knitting.

Radionica Upleteni 21.04.35

About

6 Apr – 25 May 2024 | Belgrade, Serbia | Nova Iskra
Mentors: Andrija Dinulović (Turbina), Zoja Erdeljan (Turbina), Janko Dimitrijević (Turbina), Marija Kojić (FCA)

The plot

Through acquainting the participants with the principles and rules of knitting, functional knowledge of the craft is provided and is to be upgraded. The goal is to initiate immediate cooperation by building a joint installation and conceptual models that give a practical insight into all the aspects of the knitting process, primarily of working in a community.

The loop

Through applying the principles of knitting, participants will develop new products. Used materials are not limited, but connecting system is – it needs to be intertwined.

The untangle

Planed results are: detailed documentation of the working process, prototypes of new products based on intertwining a minimum of two different crafts (knitting as a mandatory expression and open-end crafts based on selected material).

photo: Nova Iskra / Andrija Dinulovic

Today knitting is a slowly disappearing craft, largely replaced by new materials and technologies in mass production. But its meaning is much larger than object making. It is a practice of community, of intergenerational knowledge transfer and of repetitive meditation. Within the workshop knitting is understood as an act of intertwining, of connecting and strengthening by using different materials, forms, and systems.

In the period of five weeks participants will be guided along the process of conceptualizing and producing an object – from idea to craftsmanship. All based on the main principles of knitting.

Participants

12 students (scenography, product design, production, art history)

Facilitators and mentors

Andrija Dinulović (Turbina) is a producer, holding a BA in management and production of theater, radio and culture from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and MA in Scene architecture and design from Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad. He is a cofounder of production studio Turbina focusing on conceptualization, technical development and realization of spaces and spatial exhibits for performing and visual arts. He is a docent at the Department for Scene Design FTS and an active participant in the programs of the Centre for scene design, architecture and technology (Scen). Andrija participated in more than 40 projects in Serbia, Slovenia, Chech Republic, France, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland. Through his work at Turbina, among other projects, he was part of producing the appearance of Republic of Serbia at the Biennial of Architecture in Venice and the Festival of Light Installations – iLigiht Singapure.

Zoja Erdeljan (Turbina) is a scene designer, holding a BA and MA from the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, with a focus on scene design. In her work, she is equally engaged in performing and visual arts, working as a scenographer in theaters in Belgrade, Subotica, Užice and Šabac. Alongside her art-based engagements she was an associate of Profakustika (Beograd) on scene design projects. She is a doctoral student and a junior research assistant at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad focusing on theory of scene design, architecture of scene events and graphic design. Zoja is an active member and participant in the activities of the Centre for scene design, architecture and technilogy (Scen)– Oistat Centre for Serbia, the most significant of which are the Biennale of Scene Design and Serbia’s performance at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space in 2023, where she had the role of project coordinator.

Janko Dimitrijević (Turbina) is a producer, holding a BA in management and production of theater, radio and culture from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade from and MA in scene architecture and design from the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad. He is a doctoral student at the same faculty. Between 2014 and 2018 he was an executive producer at Hartefact Foundation in Belgrade. He participated at the Prague Quadrennial of Stage Design and Stage Space in 2015 and 2019. Janko is one of cofounders of production studio Turbina, where as an executive producer he took part in the 17. International exhibition of architecture in Venice, within the project 8th kilometer.

Marija Kojić (FCA) is an interior and furniture designer, holding a BA in interior architecture from Faculty of Philology and Arts, University of Kragujevac and MA in interior and furniture design from Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Belgrade. She is a doctoral student at the Department for Scene Design at FTS in Novi Sad. Marija is active in various fields of creative industry. She worked on redesigning the visual identity of the Tara Nacional Park and explored working with set design while working on the film “My Morning Laughter“ by Marko Đorđević. She was nominated in the Best Designer category at the Belgrade Furniture Fair in 2018 and won the MicroMacro Award at the sixth international exhibition ON ARCHITECTURE: New Materials and Design in Architecture and Art the same year. Currently she works as a lecturer at the Faculty of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade, Department for Interior Design.

Local partners
  • turbina
  • Faculty of Contemporary Art
  • museum of applied arts