Through research and architectural practice, we keep exploring how architecture supports memory-work and how memorial spaces influence their social and built environments. Designing Memory is focused on processes of design, adaptation and remodeling of memorial sites

Dr. Sabina Tanović, MSc.

Architect and researcher focused on memorial projects dealing with traumatic pasts. Sabina graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, the University of Sarajevo, and holds a master’s and doctoral degree from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, where she also teaches. Her current research looks into the construction of contemporary memorials that are informed by participatory and grassroot approaches, environmental psychology and processes of bereavement. In her book Designing Memory: The Architecture of Commemoration in Europe, 1914 to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2019), she analyses the evolution of memorial architecture since the First World War.

Paul de Vries, MSc.

Architect specialized in environmental psychology.  He holds a Master of Science from Delft University of Technology, in addition he studied environmental psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Environmental psychology is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on the interplay between people and their surroundings. Paul considers this complex relationship between people and their environment to create a better fit.
In his capacity as an architect, Paul gained significant experience in design and development. He designed several multifunctional buildings with a strong focus on generating synergy between the users and the different functions of the building. He has conducted architectural and urban design research in Sarajevo, Istanbul and Tokyo. In Budapest he worked with the National Office of Cultural Heritage to research future redevelopment of traditional Hungarian residential/courtyard buildings. He was also involved in the research lab of the Dutch Government Buildings Agency, researching urban renewal initiatives. He has managed several building projects and has acted on several governance bodies. He has lectured at the University of Delft and University of Amsterdam on the psychological experience of architecture and continues to promote environmental psychology in the field.