“Can we see a city as a book that is constantly being written – without losing any old chapters? Even the wounds of the past, the interpretations of the present, with space for new thoughts, that haven’t even been thought of yet?
Through her personal experience of losing a city and knowing what is at stake, architect Arna Mackic, speaks about the importance for citizens of being included in writing the city by adding their own verses. By design of public spaces and shared points of reference that can be used to bind different people to one place.
” Arna Mackic originates from Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1993, when she was only a five-year-old child, she fled the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina together with her parents, twin brother and older sister. They made a new life in The Netherlands. When they arrived they were placed in an asylum seekers center. She won a drawing contest organized by Vluchtelingenwerk with a sketch of the ancient bridge over the Neretva River in Mostar (Stari Most) and now Arna works as a specialist in reconstruction architecture.
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