Performative Architecture


When Skopje suffered a catastrophic earthquake in 1963, the United Nations funded the development of a master plan for the reconstruction of the destroyed city. International architects like Kenzo Tange and Constantinos Doxiadis formed a working group at the Institute for Urban Planning in Skopje to explore the explosive issue of urban reconstruction. Since then, the valuable studies were kept in what is now an abandoned archive. “Performative Archive: Skopje” brings some of these documents to ETH Zürich. In podium discussions and seminars open to the public, the question of how to approach precarious archives will be explored and the archive exhibited will be used as a site of vital exchange.