Augmented Sarajevo App (ASApp): Copy of Time / Sense of Place

Teaser Sense of Place (still frames), 2019. Director: Kenan Kulenović.

An interdisciplinary project that aims to preserve historical layers of Sarajevo’s tangible and intangible urban history through the use of cutting-edge technology. To augment sense of place at selected locations within the city, the project uses mixed media in both documentary and artistic approaches. By focusing on the remains of the Oslobodjenje building as a first case-study, the project will develop an interactive platform based on immersive memorialisations as a way of dealing with the general category of cultural heritage with a special focus on difficult heritage.

In collaboration with the Association of Architects of Bosnia and Herzegovina

and documentary filmmakers Filmadziluk

More info (under construction)


Tanović, Sabina, Designing Memory: The Architecture of Commemoration in Europe, 1914 to the Present, Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Peer reviewed articles

2020 – Tanoviċ, Sabina, “Architecture and Collective Remembrance at the Tunnel D-B Memorial Site in Sarajevo”, Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, University of Pennsylvania Press, Volume 9, Number 1, Spring 2019 (2020 in press): 14 – 33.

2019 – “Space that transcends time: Narrating past in the Steilneset Memorial in Vardø”, Interior Design Educators Council, Journal of Interior Design 44(1), 65–73.

2017 – Tanoviċ, Sabina, “Anchoring time to architectural space: temporality and spatiality in places of memory”, Ines Moreira and Elena Lacruz (Eds.), Projecting Memory, Interdisciplinary Research Forum – IRF Press: Warsaw 2017, pp. 27-52.

2016 – Tanović, Sabina, “From Temporary to Permanent: Public mourning and the architecture of memorial spaces”, Architecture, Research, Vol. 1/2016, pp. 26- 35.

2015 – Tanović, Sabina, “Confronting difficult memory through absence: space in contemporary memorial architecture”, LUCAS, Issue 3: Death, Absence, and Aesthetics, pp. 48-65

2013 – Tanović, Sabina, “Contemporary Memorial: Preserving and Creating a Sense of Place”, in: Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Hazards and Modern Heritage: Importance of Place, CICOPBH, Sarajevo, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 155

Other publications

– Tanović, Sabina, “Interspersed Memory” in Lesia Maruschak, Transfigurations (2018).

Tanović, Sabina, “Budućnost industrijske baštine Bosne i Hercegovine” (“Future of the industrial heritage in Bosnia and Herzegovina”), Oslobođenje (27.10.2016), pp. 30/31

– Tanović, Sabina: interview with Jos Wassink, ‘Plaats geven aan rouw’, Delta nr. 7 (14 December 2015) p. 6. Available at:


11/2015 – Memory in Architecture: Contemporary Memorial Projects and their Predecessors, Delft University of Technology.