Selma Alihodzic is an architect focusing on research and realization of cultural projects.
Collaboratively, she has worked alongside some of the most celebrated international architectural firms, building large-scale and mixed-use projects.
She experienced first-hand the fall of Yugoslavia in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and much later the Tōhoku earthquake in Japan. Those life-changing experiences have shaped her agency, exploring reconfigurations of architectural spaces in environments of crisis and discovering their potential for new modes of practice.
Between Europe and Asia, she has set a route as a nomadic architect, creating a body of work that covers architectural theory, urban research and nearly every architectural typology.
Among others, her tools of exploration have included pavillons, urban interventions, mobile architectures, AR-installations, façade projection, scenography, reportage, workshops with non-architects/ citizens/ municipalities/ NGOs, interviews with artists/urban planners/designers, geo-tagged mapping, talks, lectures, radio-shows - inclusive formats that use bottom-up methods.
Selma was an adjunct lecturer at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart, where she was teaching contemporary architectural theory. In 2014, she has been selected as one of the international outposts for OfficeUS - Pavilion of the United States of America at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition — la Biennale di Venezia.
2017 Moinopolis Issue 3: Observations, Essay "Obscure Fortress"
2014 MY CAIRO Edition Esefeld & Traub, Essay „The Strong One“
2014 Bauwelt 32.14 – Living and working
Cover Story „The WG-House“
Interview with Kazuyo Shinohara „To make a virtue of necessity “
2013 Akademische Mitteilungen AM17, Essay „Mapping Obsession“
2013 Bauwelt 23.13 – Shadowplays
Project Review „Cité des Arts Besançon“
Interview with Kengo Kuma „My Motivation: Change“
2009 SI International Urbanism Journal
“Istanbul Urban Focuspoints at Bosporus”
2016 The PLAN „Perspective Europe 2016“
2014 DMY International Design Festival Berlin „AED Neuland Awards“
2013 Ebene0 Stuttgart „On Boundaries: Tokyo“
2013 Ebene0 Stuttgart „Urban Renga“
2010 Design Museum London „A New Fabric For Hope Mill Manchester“
2009 UCLA & University of Tokyo „Contemporary Art Centre Omotesando“
2008 Istanbul Metropolitan Planning & Urban Design Center „Galata Port“
AWARDS & GRANTS
2013 Nominee AED-NEULAND NOMINEE ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING
2012 First Prize 72 Hour Urban Action Competition
2011 Fellowship Bauwelt
2010 Award “Best Graduate of the Year 2010“ University of Stuttgart
2009 First Prize University of Tokyo Design Competition
2008 Fellowship State Foundation of Baden-Württemberg
2002 First Prize Young Art Award PBW Baden-Württemberg
This website shows a selection of projects and a description of her research, which serves as an introduction to Selma’s working practice.
For further information contact: office(at)selma-alihodzic(dot)com