The S.O.S Project / Save Our Slava
The design proposal of this thesis has explored the following question: how can the understanding of Serbian tradition and site context inform an architecture that serves the function of faith? This thesis answers the question by attending to three main objectives that drive the design outcome.
The first objective of this thesis focuses on the preparation narrative of the ancient Serbian celebration ‘Krsna Slava’ through investigation of Serbia’s cultural and traditional history.
The second objective is the restoration of the religious connotations of the Serbian written language, Serbian Cyrillic.
The third objective explorers and provides a framework for the author's personal connection to the site and the Serbian identity.
The author's personal connection to the site and community aids in the form of a lens, which shows a reflection on the general attitude of a typical Serbian society.