STROSMAJER CATWALK - Pedestrian zone
The project was developed as critical contribution to the discussion about the redesign of one of the most prominent urban spaces in Sarajevo, the Štrosmajer Street. With regards to the development of vivid urban spaces, the project explores the question what comes first, images or spatial practices? Images that provide set meanings to spatial practices? Or spatial practices that stem from needs and desires of citizens and lead to uncontrollable images? City administrations, tourist offices and alike mostly prefer set images. Set images can be easily communicated and controlled. Hence, most urban development projects are first branded – instantly turned EXCLUSIVE – and rendered. The city comes then. Considering the unique location of Štrosmajer Street and the diversity of the social fabric the question should be how to create INCLUSIVE images? How to create cityscapes that can accommodate difference while providing for the whole? Cityscapes that enhance existing qualities while offering new ones. Cityscapes that support the creation of new identities by reframing or transgressing established ones.