Šerman Karin

Karin Serman_slika Šerman, Karin
Full Professor, PhD, University of Zagreb Faculty of Architecture
Born: 1964
Associate of the Academy (addmitted 2017), Department of Architecture and Urban Planning
Dipl. Ing. Arch.: University of Zagreb Faculty of Architecture (1989)
Master in Design Studies: Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, USA (1996)
PhD: University of Zagreb Faculty of Architecture (2000)
University of Zagreb Faculty of Architecture, Fra Andrije Kačića Miošića 26, 10000 Zagreb
Tel.: +385 1 4639384; Fax: +385 1 4828079; E-mail: karin.serman@arhitekt.hr
Research fields, key words:

Architectural History and Theory, Architectural Design, Urban Theory

Selected publications:

1. Šerman, K.: “Boris Magaš and the Emergence of Postmodernist Themes in the Croatian Modernist Tradition”, in: Re-Framing Identities Architecture’s Turn to History, 1970-1990, eds. Ákos Moravánszky and Torsten Lange, edition “East West Central: Rebuilding Europe 1950-1990”, Birkhäuser, Basel, 2017: 191-206

2. Šerman, K.: “The New Reality and the Phenomenon of Abstraction: On Some Aspects of Croatian Architecture in the 1950s and 1960s”, A&U (Architektura & urbanizmus – Journal of architectural and town-planning theory), Vol. XLI, No. 3-4, Bratislava, 2007: 135-145

3. Šerman, K.: “A Covert Liason: Kovačić and Sitte”, in: Eve Blau i Ivan Rupnik: Project Zagreb: Transition as Condition, Strategy, Practice, Actar & Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Barcelona, 2007: 115-121

4. Šerman, K.: “Context, Play, and Sign: Residential Building in Laginjina Street 7-9 Zagreb, 1957-1962”, Arhitektura 1(217), Architect Ivo Vitić, Zagreb, 2005: 26-47

5. Šerman, K.: “On the Concept of Truth in Architecture: Gottfried Semper and the Creation of a Functional System in Architecture”, Prostor: A scholarly journal of architecture and urban planning, 9 (2001), 1 (21), Zagreb, 2001: 137-174

6. Šerman, K.: “Layers of Silence: Manfredo Tafuri and Adolf Loos”, ORIS magazine for architecture and culture, No. 1, 1(1999), Zagreb, 1999: 164-186

Selected scientific projects:

1. “Nineteeth Century Scientific and Theoretical Concepts in the Function of Development of Croatian Modern Architecture”, University of Zagreb, 2015-2017

2. “Operative Research of the Phenomenon of ‘Zagreb Architecture School”, University of Zagreb, 2013-2014

3. “Bauhaus: Networking of Ideas and Practice (BAUNET)”, international research and exhibition project, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, 2013-2015; section on the architect Gustav Bohutinsky, Croatian student of architecture at the Bauhaus

Special achievements in scientific and professional fields:

1. Head of the Department of History and Theory of Architecture, University of Zagreb Faculty of Architecture, 2009–today

2. Vice Dean for Student Affairs, University of Zagreb Faculty of Architecture, 2006 –2007

3. Member of the Croatian Council for Cultural Goods, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, 2017–today

4. Vice President of the Croatian Architects’ Association, 2015-2017

5. Curator of the Croatian entry Fitting Abstraction at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale Fundamentals: Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014, Venice 2014

Honors and Awards:

1. Neven Šegvić Award of the Croatian Architects’ Association, for the most successful theoretical work in the field of architecture and urban planning in 2014

2. Gerald M. McCue Medal, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1996, for the highest academic achievement in a post-professional degree program at the Harvard Design School in 1995–1996