Maja Popovic was born in 1981, Belgrade, Serbia. She is an architect based in Amsterdam. She studied Furniture and Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts in Utrecht, and Architecture at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam.
Her professional development took place in diverse Dutch architectural studios and on research teams that focused on intervention in monumental architecture and the historical context. She obtained her masters degree in Architecture with her thesis on The Old Belgrade Fairground, a complex that, due to its difficult past, stayed suppressed in the subconscious of the city and its citizens. She gave lectures on the subject of Memory and Remembrance in Architecture and exhibited her work, both locally and internationally. Since 2011 she is a board member of the research team ‘Failed Architecture’, based in Amsterdam that deals with architecture and urban environments that have been neglected, vandalized or demolished, due to specific, economic, social or political circumstances. She published various articles and participated as a lecturer at conferences held in numerous European cities including Madrid, Brighton, Nottingham, Belgrade, and Amsterdam.
In the beginning 2013, on the part of her engagements in the project called 'A Model for Savamala' (Urban Incubator, project organized by Goethe Institute in Belgrade) Maja has temporarily joined forces with architect Boba Stanic. For that reason she will open her interim office in Belgrade.
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