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Photographs by Lana Durovic

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Lana Durovic's photographs - of objects or environments that seem to have outlived their usefulness and yet remain in use, or of isolated trees that cling to life by deserted or derelict buildings - seem at odds with her training as an architect, responsible for creating sleek, comfortable and purposeful environments.

And yet, there is a clear link between the two. Buildings control our movements within and around them, mostly without our realising it; bricks and cement are anything but passive. The architect's job is to create a connected series of active but unnoticeable cues for behaviour, which we walk through and around without realising it. Where an anthropologist might find only a 'non-place' that people merely pass through on their way to somewhere more meaningful, an architect sees a space that actively directs those passers-by.

Durovic's photographs show those details that we are used to passing by or avoiding without realising it, which normally fail to appeal in a society which seems obsessed with a love of the beautiful, young, and new. They may remind us that life persists, however tenuously, in the most unlikely and unloved places in our world.



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