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Industrial Heritage as a Resource


“Circulate” – slog of the 10th Mikser Festival has a strong focus on the future and is dedicated to sustainable development and circular economy, as well as to global culture.

However, 25 years ago in Belgrade, the Centre for urban development planning launched the term URBO RECYCLING as the title of their annual conference of urban planners. This conference gathered architects, artists, historians, urban planners, ecologists, innovative individuals, organizations and talented students who focused on researching and better understanding how to preserve “substance”, identity, values, urban material and cultural resources through circular reuse in times of instability and crisis. Sounds familiar?

The result of this initiative are different projects, conferences, scientific papers and strategies that are recognized in contemporary international and local projects that complementary fit into the current strategies of sustainable circular planning, economy and development. The leaders of the innovative project (and movement) of urban recycling are today prominent business people, experts, urban planners, consultants, directors who fit modern global trends with their way of acting.

One of the main locations of the 10th Mikser Festival is the Museum of Science and Technology in Skenderbegova street. Back in 1893, this Museum used to be the place where the first electric switchboard for public lightning and trams was launched. This building strongly symbolizes the concept of the program dedicated to innovations that increase the quality of life of all citizens. If we were in London, it would be called “TATE”.

Symbolically, it is in this building on May 26th at 13.00h, that the panelists will, each in their on domain, shed light on one of the aspects, arguments and contributions of the reuse of urban heritage, circular development, contemporary society, city, preservation, cultural identity, economy and environment. They will show how each individual can contribute to circular economy and the promotion of national and local values.


Rifat Kulenović, Museum of Science and Technology 

Siniša Žarin,  Manual and Museum of Forgotten Arts 

Jelena Đerić i Vesna Teofilović, Urban Planning Institute 

Dragana Korica, Green Building Council


PhD Žaklina Nina Gligorijević, Kontura