YOUR JOURNEY TO CREATIVE FREEDOM

 

With the right form of attention and practice, everyone has the gift to cultivate one's own language of creativity. 

 

Do you ever feel a disconnection between who you truly are as a person and what you design as an architect?

There is a blind authoritarian belief inserted into your daily lifes

(a result of a collective trauma):

 

"I need to suffer, I need to obey and ‘fit’ by following the rules of self-betrayal, or I will not be respected as an architect..."

 

Architectural intelligence, on the other hand, unfolds in the embodied experience, which is a field beyond abstract notions of order, a field of the specific and personal, rather than general.

 

Our goal is to help you build a bridge between your authentic self and your work, growing your inner voice into a understandable and meaningful architectural language, beyond any authority.

   

Revive your architectural voice today!

 

Download our FREE guide with 5 things you can do today to start reviving your personalised spatial perception and building its articulation.

 

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URBAN STORYTELLING

SUMMER SCHOOL

 

Writing and Drawing Practices in Architecture

 

Explore your creativity during the Summer holidays: enrol to our 12-week online course and mentoring to reach clarity and confidence with your own visual language! 

 

Fill your free time with meaningful self-discovery!

 

 

 

  ARE YOU READY TO:

 

Learn how to listen to your inner voice?

Cultivate the wisdom of your lived and imagined experience?

Sharpen your spatial intelligence?

Translate your perceptions into an architectural narrative?

Apply new insights to your profesional design processes?

Transform your architectural practice and approach?

 

 

Then let's get started - the world needs more ethically sensitive, authentically courageous and expressive architects! 

 

We are Viktorija and David, an architect and a contemplation teacher who are jointly here to help you:

 

a student of architecture

an architect

 a writer

 an artist passionate about spatial questions

 a meditation and contemplation practitioner with artistic interests

 an educator and pedagogical worker interested in art, architecture, ethics and contemplation

 

to holistically revive and bring your creative practice in closer connectedness to your inner self. We teach writing, drawing and contemplative practices in architectural design, research and pedagogical processes.

OUR APPROACH 

 

We mapped two open classrooms = promenades, namely contemplative promenade and poem-drawing promenade. Both are providing different paths for accessing your environmental sensitivity and communicating your embodied experience into an authentic dialogue with yourself, with the observed space and with another co-designer in the design processes of architectural practice.

 

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CONTEMPLATIVE PROMENADE

 

A place for exploring the basic techniques for cultivation of mindfulness with the aim of establishing an ethically informed spatial awareness and perception as a foundation for thinking "beyond" the visible.

 

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POEM-DRAWING PROMENADE 

 

A place for exploring personal history and main influential threads of your professional identity through writing and drawing methods as doors of entering your tacit wisdom, extracting the inner speech from the noises of inhibiting influences. 

 

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CONTEMPLATIVE PROMENADE

 

A place for exploring the basic techniques for cultivation of mindfulness with the aim of establishing an ethically informed spatial awareness and perception as a foundation for thinking "beyond" the visible.

 

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POEM-DRAWING PROMENADE 

 

A place for exploring personal history and main influential threads of your professional identity through writing and drawing methods as doors of entering your tacit wisdom, extracting the inner speech from the noises of inhibiting influences. 

CHOOSE YOUR JOURNEY

 

A creative immersion into yourself will lead you to a conscious understanding of your own creative design principles. 
 Enter a cultivation of your own architectural language, through collaborative writing and drawing practices in the group of five. 
Experience of a long depth research of your creational language, through live collaborative drawing with Viktorija.
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WHAT THEY ARE SAYING...

Maja Nikova

 

"To be guided by Viktorija is to understand the essence of human embodied experience in spatial terms - to feel through your own senses; only when one feels does one truly live. With her noetic sensitivity she will trigger in you a desire to explore and sharpen your senses through lived experience, and contemplative reflection on the natural and the built environment. With her immense kindness and selfless sharing, she will teach you how to translate all this discovery and experience through writing and drawing modalities."

Viktorija Vitanova 

 

"Viktorija’s approach seems easy and effortless to be led by. Dialog, drawing, and occasional poems as a not so common medium to everyone were introduced as scriptures of one’s thoughts, and then they became habitual. The answers are never served on a platter, the sole interaction leads the mentees to get to them on their own, to find their voice and vision and imprint it on the project. A unique form of contemplating architecture."

Dolores Franciskovič

 

"By drawing with Viktorija, I began to think about aspects of space that aren’t usually acknowledged. They are very much present and affect our behaviour, but over time we lose our childlike curiosity and fascination and no longer appreciate them. I welcomed such sensitivity and I transferred the drawings, analyzes, and impressions of the old streets of Ljubljana into words and pictures."

NICE TO MEET YOU!

Welcome to our Archi | Contemplatives learning platform, where we aim to provide a high quality digital educational products and services to you, a vibrant community of open-minded architects, writers, creatives, contemplatives and other enthusiasts interested in the interdisciplinary field of architectural design and practice, literary and visual arts, ethical pedagogy and contemplative practices.

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