Past event
29 Jul - 5 Sept 2021

Europe – Legacy of the Humanists

Documentary exhibition marking Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Modern Europe and its neighbouring countries are based on ideas and values that were formed and established during the era of Renaissance and the great humanists. The “Europe – Legacy of the Humanists” exhibition presents not only well-known scholars and thinkers who lived between the 15th and 18th centuries, but also less renowned humanists and their female counterparts working in the shadow of their contemporaries. All these influential characters, their concepts and values had a lasting effect on today's Europe and the ideals of the European Union. The exhibition can be considered as a ‘who’s who’ of names that take credit for the birth of European values.


EU countries included in the exhibition:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, UK, Germany, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Sweden, Poland, Portugal, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Switzerland and Slovenia.


The texts about the Slovenian representatives have been authored by Prof. Dr. Marko Štuhec, whose choice includes an extremely famous humanist and a lesser-known one, Primož Trubar and Avguštin Prygl.


 


 

Europe – Legacy of the Humanists

29 Jul - 5 Sept 2021
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In collaboration with Goethe Institut Ljubljana and the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Past event
11 Feb. - 6 May 2021

Architecture Stocktaking 2018_2020

In co-operation with the Architects’ Society of Ljubljana

In accordance with the measures adopted to contain the spread of COVID-19 epidemic Cankarjev dom has cancelled or rescheduled all events, exhibitions reopened.

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The biennial exhibition of members of the Architects’ Society of Ljubljana, held at Cankarjev dom with great success since 2000, gives a comprehensive two-year overview of Slovenia’s architectural scene, whilst the exhibited architectural achievements provide unique solutions to new societal challenges. At the same time, Architecture – Stocktaking is the most important showcase of contemporary Slovenian architecture. The exhibition does not only display the architectural innovations and buildings constructed over the past two years, but also the attitude of political and economic sectors to architecture, as well as the interest of the wider public in building development: what is the orientation of Slovenian architecture, how many open competitions have been realized, how many public buildings were erected, how many newly-constructed houses were designed by architects, etc.

Architecture is a global phenomenon. Not only today, in a time of widespread globalisation, but since time immemorial. However, architecture takes shape locally, in the environment from which we originate and in which we primarily work. Therefore, our architecture bears the mark of historical circumstances, tradition, climate, education and the mindset from which it emerged.

The world is changing with the pandemic. How does architecture respond to changes? One of the realizations is that people, regardless of their cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs, need an open, well-organized and landscaped public space, good public transport, as well as accessible and first-rate medical care. We have also leant that fascination with form not born out of quality content is completely passé. This year’s exhibition displays projects implemented before the outbreak of the novel virus. Nevertheless, the accompanying programme, lectures and talks will be dedicated to the flexibility and values of new architectural insights – to undoubtedly feature at the 2023 Stocktaking.

The showcased works of Society members and student are selected by a special committee, the project is organized by Marinka Škrilec Lukač, Sonja Miculinić is responsible for the layout and Nena Gabrovec for the design. The exhibition catalogue serves as an excellent document of Slovenia’s biennial architectural output.

Architecture Stocktaking 2018_2020

11 Feb. - 6 May 2021
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Past event
10. Mar - 5. Apr 2020

Young and Alive

100 Years of the Ljubljana School of Architecture

Cankarjev dom closed

In compliance with the decree issued by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia, Cankarjev dom has cancelled all events until further notice.

Information on postponed events or refunds will be provided after the state of emergency has ended.

For further information please contact us at info@cd-cc.si, vstopnice@cd-cc.si or 01/2417-299 every workday between 10.00 and 15.00 and via CD’s social media messaging.

 

An exhibition illustrating the history and development of the Faculty of Architecture
In cooperation with the University of Ljubljana and Museum of Architecture and Design

A university’s creative environment is a platform for change driven by scientific curiosity, and the accumulated knowledge is enhanced by doubting mind. When the University of Ljubljana was first established, the academic environment of Slovenian architecture was marked by the artistic orientation of the key personalities of the era. Jože Plečnik was 48 years old; his Ljubljana and Prague architecture did not exist yet. In the introduction to the first generation’s miscellany of papers, he thus summed up the collective atmosphere at the former Technical Faculty: “This book emerged from pure joy: we are young and alive.

Rok Žnidarić

The tradition of appointing eminent architects as architecture professors in Ljubljana continued. Their teaching methods reflected their artistic beliefs, independent professional career in architecture – invariably committed to experimenting, searching for balance among prior (personal) experiences, tradition and the desire for progress, for exploring new possibilities. Given the school’s distinctive breadth of academic disciplines, it could offer education, either in the area of planning or architectural theory and criticism, to many students who went on to build internationally distinguished careers. At the same time, the school influenced the development of other disciplines, including urbanism, spatial planning, industrial and graphic design, set design, science journalism.

Soon after the establishment of University of Ljubljana in 1919, Ivan Vurnik, a graduate of the Vienna University of Technology, was appointed assistant professor at the Technical Faculty’s Department of Civil Engineering. Aiming to establish architecture as an independent academic discipline, Vurnik solicited the help of Jože Plečnik, professor at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague who first made a name for himself in Vienna and later in Prague. Although Vurnik was in charge of the organisation and management of the newly founded Department of Architecture, which opened its doors in 1920, Plečnik was considered the “spiritual father” of the Ljubljana School of Architecture. Taking the post of architecture professor in 1921, Plečnik enriched the academic programme with his personal charisma and a special teaching method modelled after Otto Wagner’s, his teacher at the Vienna Academy. His method involved academic work in the form of workshops or tutorials, which enabled students and professors to jointly examine the entire course of architectural planning. Tuition relying on seminars attended by students ranging from freshmen to seniors has remained a specialty of the Ljubljana School of Architecture to this day. 

After 1945, academic influence was exerted by professors belonging to the younger generation of architects: Edvard Ravnikar, Edo Mihevc, Marjan Mušič, Boris Kobe, Niko Kralj and others. As the leading Slovenian modernist Ravnikar laid the foundations for modern urbanism and design as academic subdisciplines. It was as far back as in the 1960s that the name Ljubljana School of Architecture was increasingly used to refer to the school in former Yugoslavia, as well as internationally, due to its high educational standards. In Ljubljana, the study programme in architecture was implemented within the context of the Technical Faculty until the establishment of the Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in 1957. The aspirations for an independent school of architecture were fulfilled in 1995 with the inauguration of the Faculty of Architecture. The study programmes offered at FA today include architecture and urbanism. The academic curriculum is based on seminars and individual work with students. These classes continue the school’s distinctive tradition and constitute a connecting link with knowledge gained in attending social sciences and technical classes. This brings students into direct contact with the relevant issues facing their profession and society in a manner defined by the term ‘theoretical practice of architecture’. An indispensable element of academic life, the Faculty’s visiting lecturers – the numerous acclaimed foreign architects and theoreticians – serve to solidify the faculty’s embeddedness in the global network of acclaimed schools of architecture.

Young and Alive

10. Mar - 5. Apr 2020
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Past event
10. Mar - 23 Aug 2020

Young and Alive

100 Years of the Ljubljana School of Architecture

Cankarjev dom closed

In compliance with the decree issued by the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia, Cankarjev dom has cancelled all events until further notice.

Information on postponed events or refunds will be provided after the state of emergency has ended.

For further information please contact us at info@cd-cc.si, vstopnice@cd-cc.si or 01/2417-299 every workday between 10.00 and 15.00 and via CD’s social media messaging.

 


An exhibition illustrating the history and development of the Faculty of Architecture
In cooperation with the University of Ljubljana and Museum of Architecture and Design

Young and Alive

10. Mar - 23 Aug 2020
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Admission free

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Free public flamenco workshops: Feel the Rhythm!

Conducted by: at 14.00 Tremendo Hijo; at 15.00 Eduardo Guerrero



Have you always wanted to try flamenco for yourself? In our free public workshops Eduardo Guerrero, the upcoming new Flamenco god (according to the Dutch press), and the charismatic young singer/clapper Tremendo Hijo will inspire you to clap the flamenco rhythms and take your first dance steps!
Grand Reception Hall, admission free

 

Free public flamenco workshops: Feel the Rhythm!

15. feb. ob 14. in 15. uri
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Admission free

Past event
31 Dec 2019 22:00

New Year’s Eve at Cankarjev dom with Live Ballroom Music

All New Year’s Eve shows at Cankarjev dom include a glass of sparkling wine or a soft drink, as well as ballroom music featuring Slovenian pop music favourites performed live between 22pm and 1am in the magnificent setting of architect Edvard Ravnikar’s Grand Reception Hall.
A rich selection of refreshments will also be available.

You are welcome to celebrate New Year’s Eve at Cankarjev dom also without attending a performance. Price of admission to live ballroom music: EUR 20

31 December 2017, 10pm–1am, Grand Reception Hall
Presale until 30 December: EUR 20, regular sale (31 December): EUR 30
Admission free for attendees of CD’s New Year’s Eve performances

New Year’s Eve at Cankarjev dom with Live Ballroom Music

31 Dec 2019 22:00
31 Dec 2019 22:00
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20 EUR, na dan 30 EUR

Past event
18 February – 7 March 2020

MMXX

Biennial exhibition of the Designers Society of Slovenia

MMXX

18 February – 7 March 2020
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Admission free

Past event
9 January – 5 February 2020

Vintage CD

Old technical equipment exhibition marking the 40th season of Cankarjev dom

Cankarjev dom has left a deep mark on the past four decades, influencing the life of our community, and enhancing our individual experiences with arts, as well as congress, social and protocol events. It served as the venue for pivotal moments in history that have radically affected both social order and our mode of living. Over the last forty years, Cankarjev dom has mirrored the entire world.

Uršula Cetinski, Director General of Cankarjev dom

The Vintage CD exhibition pays tribute to grand theatrical productions that have left an indelible impression, even with their subtlest details, unforgettable stagings that will be etched in our memories forever. In addition to the exhibited artefacts used in various shows, the spotlight will be focused on obsolete technology that enabled the making of these unparalleled theatrical creations. Outdated loudspeakers, microphones and magnetic tapes, old classic theatre floodlights, slide and video projectors, scenic elements, props and costumes will bring back nostalgic memories… Some of the showcased productions are Baptism under Triglav from 1985, The Frogs by Gregor Strniša and Damir Zlatar Frey, and King Lear from the 1992/1993 season, an international coproduction Turandot from 1994 and a co-production Macbeth.

Concept: Karmen Klučar
Layout: Irena Pivka

Vintage CD

9 January – 5 February 2020
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Admission free

Grand Reception Hall

Past event
19. oct - 20. oct. 2019

Mineralfest 2019

Organised by: Conventio d.o.o.

Dedicated to the magicalworld of minerals and fossils, the fair includes a sale jewellery exhibition. Other featured events are the Light and Stone theme exhibition, a demonstration of jewellery making and gemstone polishing, as well as a stone mosaic workshop. A special feature of the festival is Slovenia's technologically most advanced planetarium, which affords an insight into the origin and evolution of the universe, starting with the Big Bang theory, the evolution of starts and planets, the history of interplanetary worlds and development of life. The audience is 'flown' towardsfamiliar stars and constellations, towards the stars wich appear to make up a co-ordinated shape from our earth-bound viewpoint and have been named after Greek myths and heroes. We will travel across the Solar System, nebulae and galaxies and explore various, mysterious worlds and events in outer space. 

Presale discount until 18th October and family discount (two adults and two children).

 

Mineralfest 2019

19. oct - 20. oct. 2019
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6,50 EUR

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