Vedran Mimica

Vedran Mimica was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1954, and was granted a Diploma as an architect-engineer (1979) from the university of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture. Upon graduating he attended several post-graduated courses, in Diocletian palace in Split (1979-1981), in Plecnik’s Ljubljana (1984) and at the Technical University in Delft (1985-1986 and 1990-1991).

Vedran Mimica joined the Berlage Institute Amsterdam as Project Co-ordinator in January 1991, by the invitation from Herman Hertzberger who was the founder and the first Dean of the Institute. Currently he is Director at the Berlage Institute responsible for creating the educational programme, composing the curriculum and guiding research activities.

Vedran has been lecturer, visiting critic and examiner at numerous schools of architecture all over the world. He organized serious of workshops and project in Zagreb, Split, Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Belgrade, and Tirana, as an attempt to redevelop cities in southeast Europe after a large-scale catastrophe caused by the war in former Yugoslavia. He was a project leader of Matra Social Transformation Programme for Central and Eastern Europe of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a project “Croatian Archipelago New Lighthouses”from 2005 till 2008..

He is active as a writer on architecture and architectural education in Domus, Hunch, Architectur Aktuell, Architecture-Seoul,  Man and Space-Zagreb, AB-Ljubljana, Oris- Zagreb.

Vedran is the regular member of the numerous national and international architectural competitions. He became the independent experts for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2003 and 2007. Vedran served as a judge in the Design Project Category for 2007 RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards.

Vedran is extensively engaged in the curatorial activities such as  Croatian exhibition as well as the Barlage Institute exhibition at the 10thVenice Biennale. He was a head of the curatorial team for the 3rd  International architecture Rotterdam Biennale 2007.