Ines Lala Dobosic
“In general, an open city is more reparable than a closed city. It is looser in operation, its power relations are more interactive than directive, it is thus capable of adapting and retooling when things go wrong or come to the end of their useful life.”
“We call events and occasions ‘public’ when they are open to all, in contrast to closed or exclusive affairs”
"We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us."
“Public life in this period appears to have been wild, playful and sexy.”
“The city is man’s most consistent and, on the whole, his most successful attempt to remake the world he lives in, more after his heart’s desire. The city is the world which man created; it is the world in which he is therefore condemned to live. Thus indirectly, without a clear sense of the nature of his task, in remaking the city, man has remade himself.”
“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
Ines Lala Dobosic
Since receiving my Master of Science in Architecture from the TU Graz, where I focused on the societal impact of public space, including its importance for practicing democracy, I have been a strong advocate for human-centric design and participatory planning processes. My experience working on a multitude of scales and typologies, from housing projects to master planning, and at all levels, from surveying to execution, has taught me the importance of holistic design approaches.
Over the last few years, my focus has been on urban planning and strategic development, where I have gained an affinity for working in trans- and interdisciplinary teams. Throughout my career working on robust and innovative projects, social and environmental responsibility has always been the primary focus of my design and development process.
As a multi-disciplinary artist, working across drawing and photography, I get to explore (current) projects and topics from architecture and planning with a distance. In drawings, I deconstruct the ideological spaces via accumulations of lines and marks which represent, in various degrees of abstraction, contemporary urbanism, and social life. At the same time, I use photography as a tangible record for analysis of human spatial behavior.