Maroje Mrduljaš

Maroje Mrduljaš

Lecturer

Biografija

Maroje Mrduljaš is architect, critic and curator. His authored and edited books on architecture and design: Lifting the Curtain, Central Europan Architectural Networks, (Éditions Fourre-Tout, Liege – forthcoming), Transcending Oppositions / Tadao Ando’s Recent Works (Oris, Zareb), Modernism-in-Between (Jovis, Berlin), Unfinished Modernisations – Between Utopia and Pragmatism (UHA, Zagreb), Testing reality – Contemporary Croatian Architecture (Arhitekst, Zagreb), Design and independent culture (Kurziv and upi-2m books, Zagreb) and others. He contributed to several collections including SOS Brutalism - A Global Survey (Park Books, DAM Frankfurt), Vjenceslav Richter (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb) Bauhaus – networking ideas and practice (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb), Holidays After the Fall (Jovis, Berlin), Team 10 East (Warsaw Museum of Contemporary Art).
Since 2005 he severs as editor, and since 2017 as editor-in-chief of Oris magazine for architecture and culture based in Zagreb. Maroje’s writings have appeared in leading international journals including A+U, Archithese, Bauwelt, db and Domus.
In 2009 Maroje established research network Unfinished modernisations dealing with post-WWII modern architecture in region in former Yugoslavia.
He curated and contributed to the exhibitions: 1960s in Croatia (Museum of Applied Arts, Zagreb), 3LHD-Interactions (Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb), Lifting the Curtain – Central European Architectural Networks (Venice Architecture Biennale 2014), Unfinished Modernisations – Between Utopia and Pragmatism (Umetnostna galerija Maribor), Architecture as Landscape (London Festival of Architecture 2010), Continuity of Modernity (Architektur im Ringturm Wien), Balkanology (Swiss Architecture Museum Basel, Architekturzentrum Wien) and others. He is member of curatorial team of the exhibition Concrete Utopia - Architecture of Socialist Yugoslavia, MoMA New York.
Maroje delivered lectures at international institutions, universities and events including RIBA London, COAC Barcelona, UIA Congress Tokyo 2011, Tadao Ando Foundation Osaka, AZ W Vienna, ETSA Pamplona, Universität Liechtenstein, GtA - ETH Zurich, EAHN Bruxelles 2012 and others.
Maroje co-authored two seasons of documentary films Concrete Slumbers about modernist architecture in ex-Yugoslav region commissioned by Croatian national television.
In partnership with various architects, Maroje participated in numerous architectural competitions. For the project of Islamic Cultural Centre in Rijeka he won 2nd award of Zagreb Salon 2003. curated by Stefano Boeri. He authored several conservation studies for listed modernist buildings in Croatia.
He is independent expert of EU Mies van der Rohe Prize for Architecture and member of Committee of Experts of European Prize for Urban Public Space. He received four Neven Šegvić prizes for architectural theory awarded by the Croatian Architects’ Association (2016, 2015, 2012, 2007).
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