Mensur Demir

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PublisherThe Funambulist2015
This conversation is a walk with Mensur Demir in Sarajevo. By joining four buildings designed by Ivan Straus (Electrical Management Building, Holiday Inn, and the “Twin Towers”) that have all witnessed the end of Yugoslavia, the three-year long siege on the city, and its reconstruction. Along the path, Mensur gives us an architectural account of how the war shaped the city, and the city that shaped the war between 1992 and 1996. We however remain careful not to attribute the identity of the city solely on these traumatic years, during which the three main Bosnian ethnic communities (Muslim Bosniaks, Orthodox Serbs, and Catholic ...

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