Zagreb, Rosa Rogina

City Makers

23-11-2021 • 43 mins

Rosa Rogina is director of the London Festival of Architecture and teaches architecture at the University of East London. She grew up in Zagreb, Croatia during the Croatian War of Independence (1991 - 1995). With 20,000 lives lost and many more people displaced, this war is also described as a war on architecture. Rosa talks to Lucie Murray about the the long-lasting impact on cultural identity and the thousands of landmines that still exist in the ground today, leaving a toxic and lethal legacy of the past.  Her story offers a fascinating perspective on the importance of participatory processes in shaping cities today.