Concrete Dreams II. The exhibition of the international open-call on the topic of industrial heritage
From July 2 to September 2020
An international jury comprising of Virginia Vrecl, architect and photographer (SLO), David Schreyer, architect and photographer (AUT) and Antonio Živkovič, photographer (SLO), chose project by the following 10 finalists: Lia Forslund & Franek Wardyński, Lin Gerkman, Shiva Khademi, Ema Lančaričová, Nada Maleš, Stefano Martini, Senka Mušić, Mehdi Nazeri Gahkani, Maruša Račič in Lana Stojićević.
This open call aims to interrogate the role photography can play in shaping our understanding of the industrial development throughout history, which remains evident in a wide array of manifestations today; from architectural heritage, through the transformation of both urban and rural landscapes, to the local and global ecological ramifications of industrialization. For this reason, we expanded the guidelines of this open-call to include works that not only deal with industrial heritage concerning material historical remains, but encompass works that thematically deal with local traditions as well as personal accounts, and more generally, with the current state of our civilization through the prism of ecology. We wish to emphasize the latter more since the state of the climate and the environment is largely a result of industrialization and its influence it had on the way of life. In this sense, we consider ecological effects of industrialization as “industrial heritage” for this open-call.