Housing Yugoslav Self-Management: Blok 5 in Titograd

Authors

  • Lea Horvat University of Hamburg

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-0075/10608

Keywords:

mass housing, Yugoslavia, self-management, Montenegro, Mileta Bojović

Abstract

Self-management was one of the ideological foundations in socialist Yugoslavia. The paper argues that Blok 5 (1977–1984) — a mass housing settlement in Titograd, Montenegro, designed by Mileta Bojović — can be considered one of the theoretically and practically most enduring examples of self-management in Yugoslav mass housing. The concept can be traced from the urbanist blueprint, to the project proposal, the flexible floor plans and(over)stretched facades — exploring varying depths and levels of innovation. Furthermore, it outlines key differences between Yugoslav and Western Marxist understandings of agency, highlights frictions between different stakeholders in the construction processand explores the diverging post-socialist afterlives of self-management. 

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Published

2020-10-29

How to Cite

Horvat, L. (2020). Housing Yugoslav Self-Management: Blok 5 in Titograd. Histories of Postwar Architecture, 3(6), 68–92. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2611-0075/10608