How I failed the urban planning exam…

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“Every school pays…

Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism…

By chance, I ended up at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning in Sarajevo, instead of in Zagreb… And I’m not sorry… I would do it again… The admissions in Sarajevo and the results were earlier than in Zagreb…

 

I loved that profession and the faculty, of course…

 

In my third year, I had, among others, the subject of Urbanism and Spatial Planning… I wasn’t really a fan of those “philosophical” subjects… About you, you can talk a lot without saying anything… Even to this day…

 

Professionally, I solved the “tangible” subjects without any problems… These others, such as the Development of Architecture, History of Art, and Urbanism, are not really…

 

I couldn’t catch them either by the head or the tail… Not even today…

 

Urban planning …

Urban planning and urban planning were taught to me by an architect… He was short (although that doesn’t matter)… We took the exams with him in his office at the Faculty…

The cabinet was arranged as an office with a kitchenette…

 

He knew how to ask us a question during the exam and walked around his office like an agitated lion…

I couldn’t catch him by the tail or the head… Figuratively, of course, but also professionally…

 

What remains in my memory, even today, after approx. 40 years since graduation, is his question on the Exam…

And it read, for the occasion, like this: “What is the difference between the old existing Museum of the National Liberation War and the new one across from it…?”

 

I look at him, and he looks at me… I ask him: “Professor, where are those museums?”

 

He asks me where I’m from… Everything was clear to me, at the same moment… He says to me: “Colleague, find that museum and I’ll ask you the same thing at the next deadline…”

 

Oh my god, I think to myself…I failed the exam…

 

There is logic…

He told me that I had to get to know the city where I was studying… and he was right… Although we were Architecture students, we didn’t have much time to move around…

 

But I had to find and go to that location of the Museum…

 

The old Museum was old Art Nouveau, the other new, completely modern… I look at them, they look at me… I don’t understand anything…

On the new exam period, an old exam question: “What is the difference between the old existing Museum of the National Liberation War and the new one across from it…?”

 

Nothing again, I don’t understand, I don’t know the correct answer…

 

The professor saw that I was looking at him like a calf, so he explained to me… from the occasion, like this: “If they were to design a new museum on the site of the old museum, it would have to be similar in style to the old museum… And if they were to design a new museum on the site of the new museum new, it can be in any, modern style…”.

 

Oh, my, God, but there is logic… And thank him for that, he taught me a lot…

 

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Problem/Location: School/Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, 1981.

I hope this content helped you reminisce about your antics from your college days…

In other words, do you have similar cases in your city and how do you deal with this topic?

 

Conclusion:

“Get to know the city, to love it more…

 

Write your impressions, questions, or pictures in the comment below …

Until reading …….

 

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