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Spela Hudnik

Spela Hudnik has been working in architectural practice, research, and pedagogy for more than 20 years. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana (1986) and continued her postgraduate studies at the Akademie der bildenden Künste, and Angewandte Kunst in Vienna with prof. Michael Sorkin and Peter Sloterdijk. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Ljubljana (2003). She also received Recognition for Important Works of Art from the University of Ljubljana (2013).

She is the co-founder of the architectural studio MONOCHROME ARCHITECTS (1986) together with Peter Vezjak.

Her field of activity is mainly focused on the research of contemporary society and its social, and cultural changes as well as postindustrial sites.

She is internationally related and present in Slovenia as well as abroad through exhibitions, research, critical debates, writing, workshops, and lectures. Her innovative, experimental, and multidisciplinary approach and critical local and global debates were internationally recognized in a series of Architecture Biennale Ljubljana (IABL), which she founded and organized between 2000 and 2008. The studio operates in an international environment with architectural projects in Klagenfurt, Paris, London, Portugal, and Croatia. Their works have been awarded and published in many international journals. She has also been a member of the Global Scientific Awards for Sustainable Architecture in Paris for more than 10 years. She is participating in the CA2RE Ph.D. program as a jury member, reviewer, and chair of the panel. In the last few years, she has been a visiting professor in Lisbon, Paris, Trieste, Gdansk,... She regularly leads numerous international workshops in Europe. Her current position is at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture.

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