Annual theme


Subscribe to
our mailing list

* indicates required


City of Zagreb
City Office for Physical Planning, Construction, Communal Affairs and Traffic


Faculty of Architecture
University of Zagreb


City Acupuncture


Oris - House of Architecture




City of Zagreb
City Office for Culture, Education and Sport


Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Culture


Zagreb, 20th of September 2015

4th Think Space Conference - New Publicness

The Think Space programme in 2015 is getting closer to its conclusion with the, already traditional Think Space (Un)Conference which will be taking place in Zagreb, Croatia on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2015. The venue is the Croatian Association of Artist and the conclusion of this year’s cycle is an opportunity for the awarded authors, call for papers participants, jury members, architects and everyone interested in the topic public space to meet for two of days of lectures,discussions, presentations, exhibition and more. Croatian Chamber of Architects has certified the conference with 19 Continuing Professional Development points. 

It is the fourth consecutive year that the Think Space – a programme that serves as a platform for spatial experimentation and conceptual exchange of ideas amongst architects and other fields dealing with the notion of space, architecture and art. Each cycle lasts a calendar year and is constituted by competitions under the annual theme. At the end of the cycle, a conference, award ceremony and exhibition is held in Zagreb. This year’s Special edition has been dealing with the contemporary notion of public space within the framework of a comprehensive programme “Zagreb for me” initiated by the City of Zagreb and executed by the Zagreb Society of Architects in cooperation with the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb and the City Acupuncture initiative. Through an international conceptual competition THINK public SPACE and a Call for papers under the theme “New Publicness”, the programme has brought together progressive thinkers and researchers from all around the globe in an exchange of ideas and thoughts.
The (Un)Conference which is being held in Zagreb on the 2nd and 3rd of October has exactly the purpose of bringing together for the awarded authors, call for papers participants, jury members and interested architects and everyone interested in the topic public space to meet for a couple of days of discussions, presentations, exhibition of the the competition entries and off course the award ceremony.
In its previous years Think Space has hosted a number of eminent curators and jurors amongst which are: Francois Roche, Hrvoje Njirić, Ethel Baraona Pohl, César Reyes Nájera, Shohei Shigematsu, Teddy Cruz, Zaha Hadid, David A. Garcia, Pedro Gadanho, Teddy Cruz, Keller Easterling and many more.

Held at the venue of the Croatian Artists Association, Trg žrtava fašizma square, the (Un)Conference will be joined by the 50th Zagreb architecture Salon curated by Hrvoje Njirić which will open at the same venue as the (Un)Conference on the 1st of October. It will be an opportunity for a fertile interaction between visitors of the two events in the heart of Zagreb. Amongst a variety of events on the programme two panel discussions are planned with our esteemed jury members as participants Ana Dana Beroš, Karin Šerman, Aristide Antonas and Jan Liesegang including the curator of the Salon Hrvoje Njirić.

Think Space 4th UnConference - NEW PUBLICNESS
Preliminary Programme
Zagreb, Croatia, 2nd & 3rd October 2015

Thursday (Optional)
19:00 50th Zagreb Salon Exhibition Opening

10:00 Registration of the Participants / Welcome Coffee
11:00   Zagreb Intro / Luka Korlaet
12:00  OPENING CEREMONY  / THINK public SPACE / Tomislav Pletenac, Emil Jurcan, & Damir Sekulić
12:30   Awarded Authors' Presentations
14:00  NEW PUBLICNESS / Karin Šerman
15:00 Lunch
15:30 Think Space Conversations / World Cafe
17:30 Coffee Break
18:00 Architects' Talk / A. Antonas, A.D. Beroš, J. Liesegang, K. Šerman
19:30  Break
20:00 Think Space Exhibition Opening / Award Ceremony with Dinner

10:00 50th Zagreb Salon of Architecture tour & lecture / Hrvoje Njiric
11:00 Ana Dana Beroš Lecture / Good Morning Coffee
12:00 Call for Papers NEW PUBLICNESS / Presentations
13:30 Lunch
14:00 Aristide Antonas Lecture
15:00 Call for Papers NEW PUBLICNESS / Presentations
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 Jan Liesegang raumlabor Lecture
18:00 Zagreb Salon Architects' Talk
19:00 Conference Wrap Up

11:00 Architectural Tour of Zagreb (Optional Programme)

*Thursday and Sunday events are optional for all the participants. Taking part in them should be confirmed at  no later than 30th of September so we can make arrangements in a timely manner. All the lunches, dinners and coffee breaks are included in the conference fee of 50 EUR. For applications and participation please contact

- news list


THINK public SPACE Competition

Launch 20 April 2015
Questions Deadline 20 May 2015
Submission Deadline 30 June 2015
Results Announcement 25 July 2015

Call for Papers 2015

Call Announcement 17 June 2015
Abstract Submission 17 July 2015
Full Paper Submission 10 September 2015
Results Announcement 17 September 2015

IV (un)Conference

Early Bird Registration 20 April 2015
Early Bird Closed 15 July 2015
Late Bird Closed 30 September 2015
Conference 2-3 October 2015