DI Dr.

Biljana Arandelovic

Guest Researcher

T +43 1 51581 – 3532

Short Biography

Biljana Arandelovic holds a Ph.D. in architecture from the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz, 2008) and was a Postdoc Research Fellow (2011-2012) at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK Berlin), at the Institute for History and Theory of Design. She was also a Guest Researcher at the ASK Centre for Research on Management and Economics of Arts and Culture Institutions at Bocconi University (Milan). Arandelovic has taught contemporary architecture at the Faculty of Applied Arts at the University of Arts Belgrade (Serbia), art and the city in the Department of Architecture, Unitec Institute of Technology (Auckland, New Zealand), and at Art and the City summer schools in Vienna and Graz (2013-2015), for which she also was the programme director. She teaches Contemporary architecture, Art and architecture, and Serbian architecture in the 20th century at the University of Niš.

Biljana Arandelovic worked as an artist in Graz from 2005 to 2011, represented by Marion Fischer art moments Gallery. The focus of her research at the ISR is the new aesthetics in contemporary Vienna. She is currently researching Denise Scott Brown's methodology.

Research Areas

  • Visual identity of contemporary cities
  • Art and the city
  • Creative industries and the city
  • The role of public art in contemporary cities
  • Urban memorials and the city

Research Projects

  • Researcher in the national scientific project The optimization of architectural and urban planning and design in sustainable development in Serbia funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and led by the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Project Leader for Serbia (2012 to 2013) ina bilateral research project conductec by the Niš University (Serbia) and Ljubljana University (Slovenia) titled The Evaluation System of Vernacular Architecture in South Eastern Europe, Case study Serbia/Slovenia, funded by the Ministries of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia.


  • Postdoctoral research fellowship from the Ministry of Education and Science (Republic of Serbia) for postdoctoral research at the Institute for the History and Theory of Design, UdK Universität der Künste Berlin (Berlin, Germany), 2011-2012

  • Fellowship awarded by the Fund for Young Talents (Republic of Serbia) for Doctoral Studies at TU Graz, 2007

  • Young researcher fellowship from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (Republic of Serbia), 2005


Recent Publications

Arandelovic, B., (2022)  Contemporary architecture and its development from the end of the 19th century to the present day, (Službeni glasnik, Belgrade, in Serbian, in print)

Arandelovic, B., (2021)  Sculpture through history within Chapter  Sculpture history and public space. In Monograph: Juan Garaizabal: Du singulier à l'universel / From singular to universal, Art Absolument, Paris, pp. 72-84

Arandelovic, B.,  (2020) Belgrade: The 21st Century Metropolis of Southeast Europe (Urban Books Series, Springer monograph) https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-35070-3

Public Art und Urban Memorials in Berlin, (Urban Books Series, Springer monograph, 2018) https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-73494-1#aboutBook

Arandelovic, B.,  Vukmirkovic, M. and Samardzic, N. (2017) Belgrade: Imaging the future and creating a European metropolis,s Cities, Volume 63C, March 2017, pp. 1-19 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2016.12.010

Arandelovic, B.  (2015) Graz, UNESCO City of Design and Historical Heritage,Cities, Volume 43, March 2015, pp. 78-91 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2014.11.014

Arandelovic, B.  and Bogunovich, D. (2014) City profile: Berlin. Cities, Volume 37, April 2014, pp. 1-26 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2013.10.007

Aranđelović B. (2014): Berlin Mitte: Alexanderplatz and Friedrichstraße. Urban and Historical Images, SPATIUM International Review, No.31, July 2014, pp. 51-56