#6: Arna Mačkić
Within the field of architecture, Arna Mačkić (27) deals with different scale levels and societal issues in which she tries to connect past, present and future. One example is her design based research and book ‘Mortal Cities & Forgotten Monuments’, winner of a Dutch Design Award in 2015 and voted Best Dutch Book Design 2014. Her research shows new ways to deal with (destroyed and/ or vacant) cultural heritage, taking the city of Mostar in Bosnia-Herzegovina as a case study. This theme is a challenge that our society on a global level is facing today. Arna’s aim is to find new ways of shaping identity in an open way and to open up sensitive national history to discussion. In addition to this Arna has been intensively involved in many projects at RAAAF [Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances] since 2009, and has also been collaborating with designer Lorien Beijaert for the realization of other design projects, among which the exhibition design in 2014 for the art fair Unfair Amsterdam and the exhibition design for Nice ‘n Light at the Centraal Museum Utrecht in 2015.