During the last week of May 2014, in The House on the Flat Hill in Mokrin, the non-governmental organisation Architecture for Culture, in cooperation with the Architectural college of the Politecnico di Milano University, carried out the International Architectonic Workshop – The Rehabilitation of Abandoned and Dying Villages in Serbia. The goal of this workshop was finding new programmes, activities and solutions which could bring these settlements back to life.
According to the organisers, they chose this location for carrying out the workshop not simply because The House on the Flat Hill is situated in a rural surroundings, but because the Terra Panonica team also in a way deals with the topic of the workshop – the rehabilitation and repopulation of a village.
The mentors were Prof. Jelena Atanacković-Jeličić from the Department of Architecture and Urbanism of the Novi Sad Techological Sciences College, Prof. Oliviero Godi and assistant professors Marijana Zorić and Staša Radmilović from Politecnico di Milano University. The workshop was attended by 9 students from Serbia and 19 students from Italy, all of them from the universities mentioned above.
The Italian Embassy in Belgrade officially supported this event. To mark the occasion, the NGO Architecture for Culture became a member of the Association of Italian and Serbian Scientist and Scholars – AIS3, while the Terra Panonica team once again proved that The House on the Flat Hill indeed is a “House of Ideas”.