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  • Muo | Bay Of Kotor - Cultural Heritage Project | Prčanj

    2007-2017 ​ Muo, the fisherman village (ita. Mulla) cover photo: Muo, summer seascape Muo is a settlement in the municipality of Kotor in Montenegro. According to the 2003 census, there were 677 inhabitants (according to the 1991 census, there were 740 inhabitants). Muo is an old fishing village that stretches 3 kilometres along the Bay of Kotor, on the south-eastern side of Vrmac hill, opposite Kotor and the southern part of Dobrota. It is 3 kilometres far from Kotor. Unlike other nearby settlements, whose development is mainly related to maritime affairs, the inhabitants of this village rely on fishing. Next

  • CV | Bogdan Kusevic | Cultural heritage project

    Bogdan Kusevic MSc architect conservator ​ Student of the graduate school of Architecture and landscape heritage, Politecnico di Milano Updated on: March 21. 2024. From the author... "Dealing with architecture for me is dealing with culture because architecture is supposed to reflect the cultural code of a particular society. My work is based on understanding of people’s needs by taking into consideration the needs of an individual first and then the collective needs. ​For me, architecture is so similar to poetry, a manifestation of the mind in its high awareness, often subconscious one but always existential one which clears its path towards others in spaces of collective memory. When I design, I always put permanence of architectural heritage to serve as a concept upon which contemporary design finds its own way. Thinking, writing, drawing and planning is my methodology of design whereby architecture should correspond with the existing built environment and as well as with nature and society so that it could take on an identity worthy of a man of the 21st century." Bogdan Kusevic, MSc Arch Work Experience December 2018 - October 2023 Architect and conservator architect by contract December 1. 2018 - October 16. 2023 Enforma d.o.o. - www.enforma.me Jadranska magistrala bb. Kotor, Montenegro Developing preliminary designs and main conservation projects of fortification and residential architecture in Montenegro, also conducting research studies of memorial architecture in Montenegro. Conducting historical, architectural and genealogical research. A member of the project team in various architectural, conservation and landscape projects, among them notable ones as follows: ​ Preliminary design for the reconstruction of the fortress Kosmač (Budva). GFA 3002.95 m2 The main architectural conservation project of the Florio - Lukovic Palace (Prčanj). GFA 527.54 m2 The main executive project of the building reconstruction in its existing dimensions – turning a cultural heritage of the Španjola Fortess into an international creative hub (Herceg Novi). GFA 5178,27 m2 (2022) International competition (the winning design) for the reconstruction of the cultural heritage of the Španjola Fortress (Herceg Novi). GFA 5178,27 m2 (2020) Preliminary design and main conservation project for the reconstruction, rehabilitation and restoration of the Visković Palace – the Visković Family Museum (Perast). GFA 912.17 m2 (2019) Preliminary design and main conservation project for the reconstruction of the existing facility - “Town`s rampart - remains of the town of Onogošt” (Nikšić). GFA 1934,10 m2 (2019). (the audit phase in progres) Preliminary design and main conservation project for the reconstruction of the St. Cross Fortress (Perast). GFA 828.57 m2 (2019) October 2018 - December 2018 Apprenticeship October 1. 2018 - December 1. 2018. Enforma d.o.o. - www.enforma.me Jadranska magistrala bb. Kotor, Montenegro Assistance on the preliminary design of St. Cross fortress in Perast. September 2018 - Apprenticeship - Sept. 2018. Studio Redaelli Speranza Architetti Associati Via Pietro Colletta 29, 20135 Milano, Italy Urban and interior rendering design for the regional competition of Emilia Romagna - Valorisation of Via Francigena. Won the competition. September 2016 - Internship - Sept. 2016. Expeditio - Center for Sustainable Spatial Development Skaljari bb, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro Assistance on the project: Study of protection of cultural heritage in natural reserve ”Tivatska Solila’” in Tivat, Montenegro July 2014 - August 2014 Student traineeship - July - Aug. 2014 Atelier Pulsarh d.o.o. Molerova 37, 11111 Belgrade, Serbia Assistance on the several individual housing projects Education: Octobar 2015 - 2018 Master (MSc) degree in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design (degree class n. LM - 4 Building engineering - architecture) Politecnico di Milano, Scuola di Architettura, Urbanistica e Ingegneria delle Costruzioni, Via Scalabrini 76, 29121 Piacenza, Italy Graduation thesis: Score: 104/110 - July 2018. “The forgotten cultural landscape of Bay of Kotor. Valorisation of medieval path and ruins in Prcanj” ​ September 1998 - June 2006 Primary school degree - June 2006. Primary school “Ivo Lola Ribar” - in Prcanj, Montenegro Graduated with award in excellence “Luca 1” September 2000 - June 2006 Music school degree - June 2006. Primary music school “ŠOSMO Kotor” in Kotor, Montenegro Graduated with excellent grades in the class for clarinet with score 5.00/5.00 September 2006 - June 2010 High school degree - June 2010. High school - Classical Lyceum ,,Gimnazija Kotor’’ in Kotor, Montenegro. Final exam passed with score 4.75/5.00 September 2010 - July 2014 Bachelor (BSc) degree in Architecture - July 2014. University of Montenegro, Faculty of Architecture, Bulevar Dzordza Vasingtona, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro September 2014 - Sept. 2015 Specialist (Spec.Sci.) degree in Architecture - Sept. 2015. University of Montenegro, Faculty of Architecture Bulevar Dzordza Vasingtona, 81000 Podgorica, Montenegro Graduation project score 10.0/10.0 with title: ,,Museum of Kotor’’ City museum with parking garage November 2023 - present Politecnico di Milano - Scuola di specializzazione in Beni architettonici e del paesaggio Graduate School in Architectural and Landscape Heritage Publications: January 2021 - January 2021 - “Cemetery“ tourism study Authors: Marija Novakovic, Bogdan Kusevic, Slaven Radimiri Levi Partner institutions: Municipality of Kotor, Jewish Community of Montenegro Kotor. - Jan. 2021. ​ The publication “Cemetery“ tourism study aims to reveal the chronology of the historical development of the city cemetery in Škaljari, Kotor with special reference to the chronology of its development, and the architecture of its cemetery chapels and churches, as well as the monumental sculpture. A special section of this publication is the architectural-stylistic chronological study of the Jewish cemetery located within the City Cemetery in Škaljari. This study aims to present the unique stylistic characteristics of the Jewish cemetery, which is the only one of its kind in Montenegro, and to find a model for its future valorisation, through the prism of cultural practice and tourism. ​ Link to this publication: https://www.significantcemeteries.org/2021/06/cemetery-tourism-study-at-city-cemetery.html "Jews in Kotor following the archive records from XV- XX Century" Authors: Marija Novakovic, Bogdan Kusevic Partner institutions: Municipality of Kotor, Jewish Community of Montenegro Kotor. - Jan. 2021. ​ The publication "Jews in Kotor following the archive records from XV- XX Century", created within the Rediscover pilot project aimed at rediscovering the forgotten Jewish cultural heritage in the Kotor municipality, thematically completes the segment of research on the origin of Jews in Kotor from the XV-XX century, their family histories, as well as the discovery of the almost forgotten Jewish cultural heritage in the Municipality of Kotor. The project includes archival and historical research on Jews in Kotor from the XV-XX centuries, genealogical research of Jewish families from Kotor in the XIX and XX century, architectural and stylistic research of Jewish cultural heritage in the municipality of Kotor, as well as demographic research of the Jewish people who lived in Kotor and neighbouring municipalities during the XIX and XX centuries. ​ Link to this publication: https://www.kotor.me/me/jevreji-u-kotoru---jews-in-kotor/ ​ Exhibitions: January 2021. - September 2022 Jewish tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Kotor Temporary exhibition: The authors of the exhibition: Studio Enforma doo - Marija Novakovic and Bogdan Kusevic Partner institutions: Municipality of Kotor, Jewish Community of Montenegro ​ Exibition displayed on: • The second book festival – "FesK" Kotor - 09. 2022. • European Days of Jewish Culture in Pljevlja - 09. 2022. • Jewish Conference "Mahar" in Budva - 10. 2021. • Naval Museum of Montenegro - Kotor - 01.2021. Workshops: July 2016. December 2015. Invisible LANDSCAPES: An architectural game. Politecnico di Milano. International one week workshop. Piacenza, Italy 1st BISHOP CITIES. Politecnico di Milano. Strategic nodes with a relevant role in the sustainable growth and liveability of the metropolitan regions. Piacenza, Italy State exams: ​ The examination of professional competence to perform the activities of drawing up of technical documentation and construction activities. 31.05.2023 State exams: The examination of professional competence to perform the activities of drawing up of technical documentation and construction activities. 31.05.2023 - Ministry of Spatial Planning, Urbanism and State Property The professional exam for the professional title of conservator. 27.10.2023. - Ministry of Culture and Media of Montenegro Licenses: Authorized engineer’s license to perform activities of drawing up of technical documentation and construction activities. 28.06.2023. Driving licence B2 Language skills: Mother tongue (s): Montenegrin, Serbian, Croatian Foreign languages: English B2, Italian B2 Curriculum Vitae Bogdan Kusevic

  • MSc thesis | Bogdan Kusevic | Politecnico di Milano

    PRCANJ’S CULTURAL HERITAGE by Bogdan Kusevic social survey Paper is original social survey report of Msc thesis in architecture at Politecnico di Milano at the course of Sustainable Architecture and landscape Design Nov-Dec. 2017 Read More THESIS PRINTED BOOKLET by Bogdan Kusevic "The forgotten cultural landscape of Bay of Kotor. Valorisation of medieval path and ruins in Prcanj." Politecnico di Milano July 2018 Read More THESIS ABSTRACT (ENG-IT) by Bogdan Kusevic "The forgotten cultural landscape of Bay of Kotor. Valorisation of medieval path and ruins in Prcanj." Politecnico di Milano July 2018 Read More POLITECNICO DI MILANO ​POLITesi - Digital archive of PhD and post graduate theses ​Sustainable architecture and landscape design master thesis by Bogdan Kusevic July 2018 Read More

  • Dobrota | Cultural Heritage Project 2017 | Prčanj

    2007-2017 Dobrota town of sea captains cover photo: Dobrota, seen from a family pier During the time of Venetian rule, Dobrota was an autonomous town, together with Kotor, Prčanj and Perast. The prominent families of Dobrota who marked the social and economic history of their homeland were Dabčevići, Dabinovići, Ivanovići, Kamenarovići, Radimiri, Tripkovići and others. Dobrota relied on maritime trade and at the beginning of the 19th century it was one of the leading maritime centres in Boka and the east coast, counting 35 ships with a total weight of 5,172 tonnes and having 443 registered crew members. Dobrota families became very powerful and all aspects of social and cultural life moved from Kotor to Dobrota. However, Napoleon’s conquest caused crisis in maritime trade. The naval blockade occurred, the ships were wrecked by the French and the English army and the old trade links were interrupted. The Austrian authorities did not bring much improvement, and the first attempts of recovery occurred after 1850. Next

  • Kotor | Montenegro | Photography | Bogdan Kusevic

    2007-2017 Kotor (ita. Cattaro) cover photo: Kotor town ramparts Street musician in square of St. Luke in kotor, Montenegro - recorded by Bogdan Kusevic. August 2012 00:00 / 00:00 Kotor is situated at the end of the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro, which is officially in the group of the most beautiful bays in the world. During the medieval times, Kotor became one of the most prominent cultural, economic, religious and trade centres of the southern Adriatic. The oldest archaeological remaining is the foundation of the early Cristian basilica from the 6th century below now existing Church of St. Mary of The River. The first fortification was also established in the 6th century under the rulership of the Byzantine Empire. From 1185 to 1371, Kotor was under the rule of the Kingdom of Serbia. During that period, the first statute of the town was released in the year of 1301. Between 1391 and 1420, Kotor was an independent town - state. Afterwards, due to the threat of the Ottoman Empire and regular attacks by pirates, Kotor asked the Republic of Venice for protection, which was granted. Thus, Kotor with its surrounding territory became the province of the Venetian Republic from 1420 to 1797. During the Venetian protectorate, the town became a significant maritime centre in this region. In that period, most of its palaces were constructed in Baroque style by using building techniques with a strong influence of Venetian tradition. ​ READ MORE on heritage article ''Bay of Kotor" Next

  • Pjesacka staza | Muo - Prcanj - Gornji Stoliv | Cultural heritage project

    Pješačka staza Muo - Prčanj - Gornji Stoliv Staza do crkve Sv. Kuzme i Damjana iznad naselja Muo Staza do crkve Sv. Kuzme i Damjana iznad naselja Muo Ruševine starih kuća duž staze prema crkvi Sv. Kuzme i Damjana Crkva Sv. Kuzme i Damjana Pogled sa dijela staze Muo- crkva Sv. Kuzme i Damjana Ruševine starih kuća duž staze iznad naselja Muo Ruševine starih kuća duž staze iznad naselja Muo Staza iznad bivšeg vojnog kompleksa na Prčanju Staza iznad naselja Muo Pristupna staza, Velja Rijeka - Glavati -Prčanj Staza duž crkve Sv. Ane - Glavati Ruševine palate Sbutega - uvala Glavati kod crkve Sv. Ane Pogled sa dijela staze uvala Sv. Ane Staza duž crkve Sv. Petra iznad Prčanja Staza do ruševina stare župne crkve iznad Prčanja Staza pored ruševina stare župne crkve iznad Prčanja Ruševine stare župne crkve iznad Prčanja Stara župna crkva Prčanja Staza do ruševina stare župne crkve iznad Prčanja Staza ka lokalitetu Grasovo - Prčanj Pogled sa dijela staze Grasovo - Markov Rt Staza do Gornjeg Stoliva Staza do Gornjeg Stoliva Crkva Sv. Ilije u Gornjem Stolivu Pogled sa dijela staze Gornji Stoliv - Markov Rt ​ Stara pješačka staza Muo – Prčanj – Gornji Stoliv za koju se smatra da je bila aktivna i tokom srednjeg vijeka, povezivala je stara naselja u brdu sa naseljima duž obale mora kada priobalni put još nije postojao. Njene mnogobrojne pristupne staze koje se stepenicama i kosim kaldrmisanim rampama uspinju od mora, vode najčešće do župnih crkava u brdu. Najznačajniji ogranci ovih staza su: staza od naselja Muo do Crkve Sv. Kuzme i Damjana, staza od naselja Prčanj na lokalitetu Grasovo do ruševina Stare župne crkve u brdu i staza od Donjeg Stoliva do Crkve Sv. Ilije u Gornjem Stolivu. Ovi ogranci pješačkih staza imali su svoju važnu religijsku ulogu u životu naroda ovog podneblja, a možemo govoriti i o njihovom hodočasničkom karakteru. Tipičan primjer takve staze je staza do Stare župne crkve u brdu iznad Prčanja u kojoj se do izgradnje Bogorodičinog hrama pri moru, nalazila čudotvorna ikona Majke Božije koju je u dane svetkovine posjećivalo i do 6000 vjernika. ​ Pješačka staza u brdu Muo – Prčanj – Gornji Stoliv započinje u priobalnom dijelu naselja Muo, a nedaleko od Crkve Sv. Kuzme i Damjana u brdu, njen ogranak skreće ka Prčanju, iako je u većem dijelu neprohodan i produžava iznad bivšeg vojnog kompleksa. Staza nastavlja iznad naselja Glavati gdje prolazi pored starih kuća, a iznad Velje Rijeke spušta se u uvalu Sv. Ane. Staza potom prolazi pored starih naseljenih kuća u brdu i nastavlja pored ruševina Stare prčanjske župne crkve i nastavlja sve do Gornjeg Stoliva. Nažalost, dio staze od naselja Muo do naselja Glavati je sasvim neprohodan i nije markiran, a godinama nije održavan. Ovaj segment staze bi zasigurno trebalo uvrstiti u plan pješačkih tura Boke Kotorske. Zbog nabujale vegetacije, Maja 2021. nije pristupačan ni dio pješačke staze na Prčanju, na lokalitetu Velja Rijeka – Sv. Ana – Mondov Potok, kao i dio staze na lokalitetu Grasovo – Markov Rt – Gornji Stoliv. ​ Staza Muo – Prčanj – Gornji Stoliv je višestruko značajna za izučavanje istorije ovih naselja i jedna je od najinteresantnijih jer pruža kontinuirane panoramske vizure na zaliv Boke Kotorske u dužini i do nekoliko kilometara. Prolazi dalje pored najstarijih ostataka i ruševina kuća u brdu čiji su kameni zidovi debljine izmedu jednog i dva metra što je najupečatljivije u gornjem dijelu naselja Muo od strane Prčanja. Ruševina starih srednjovjekovnih kuća duž staze ima i u uvali Sv. Ane, potom duž staze poslije Crkve Sv. Petra na Prčanju, kao i duž staze Muo – Crkva Sv. Kuzme i Damjana. Takođe na trasi staze Muo – Prčanj – Gornji Stoliv nalaze se brojne porodične kapele i crkve od kojih su mnoge u ruševinama. ​ Pejzažna vrijednost staze ogleda se u autentičnim tehnikama gradnje u kombinaciji stepenika isklesanih u stijeni i kamenih stepenica, kao i kamenim kaldrmisanim rampama, visokim podzidama od suvomeđa koje prate i denivelišu stazu od terasastih poljoprivrednih imanja. Takve sisteme podzida najupečatljivije su na dijelu staze Muo – Crkva Sv. Kuzme i Damjana, Grasovo – Stara prčanjska crkva u brdu, kao i lokalitet Mondov Potok – Prčanj. Karakter i ljepotu pješačke staze Muo – Prčanj – Gornji Stoliv čine mali visinski usponi, prolazak kroz raznovrsne tipove pejzaža, od kamenjara i sipara, maslinjaka, borovih, hrastovih i kestenovih šuma pa sve do pašnjaka sa autentičnim poljoprivrednim sortama i starim kamenim kućama u brdu. Bogatstvo i vrijednost pješačke staze, ogleda se i u brojnim ruševinama kako stambene tako i sakralne arhitekture koje su istinsko bogatstvo za buduću valorizaciju, prilika za oživljavanje "low – carbon" turizma i prezentaciju autentičnog načina života ljudi ovog podneblja od najstarijih vremena do danas. ​ ​ ​ KAKO DA CITIRATE OVAJ CLANAK Kusevic, B. (2021). Pješačka staza Muo - Prčanj - Gornji Stoliv. ‘‘The Archive of Landscapes” [datum]. ​ POZADINSKA KARTA David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection; (1693) Disegno Topografico del Canale di Cattaro, Montenegro; Coronelli, Vincenzo (1650-1718). ​ FOTOGRAFIJA: Bogdan Kusevic. 2018-2021 ​

  • Valley of St. Anna | Prcanj | Article | Bogdan Kusevic | Kotor. Montenegro

    St. Anna Valley - P rcanj, Montenegro St. Anna Valley represents the last portion of the cultural landscape of the inner Kotor bay in Montenegro, which preserved its original horizontal and vertical structure, sprawling in full area from the sea to the hill. The Church of St. Anna dates back to the 14th century and the ruins of an old parish house,bare the oldest remains of any residences in Prcanj. The sloped terraces of agricultural estates, made of dry-stone walls and planted with olive trees, and the oak forests sprinkled over a channelled stream of enclosed dry-stone walls, are features of the cultural landscape of this region. The techniques of channelling the stream flows and the way of maintaining the land by the traditional character testify the past eras and give evidence of the native landscape management. The UNESCO commission has stated that this area should be placed under careful spatial management, after undergoing a study of the impact towards cultural heritage in each intervention, in order to preserve its outstanding universal value (OUV). St. Anna Valley in Prcanj, with its agricultural terraces, and St. Anna church and the ruins of Sbutega palace, should be placed at top level of protection as cultural landscape of great value for the municipality of Kotor. Unfortunately, due to the compromised urban planning and the lacking of regulation for preserving the cultural landscape in Montenegro and because of the pressure of foreign investments, it is likely that this authentic area in Prcanj might be soon devastated by building there a real estate settlement . At this occasion, as architect and resident of Prcanj, I appeal to the State bodies in charge that this particular portion of the cultural landscape should be maintained and better understood, in order to preserve its inherited and unique features. ​ HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Kusevic, B. (2017). Valley of St. Anna - Prcanj . ‘‘The Archive of Landscapes”. [date]. ​ BIBLIOGRAPHY . ​ BACKGROUND PHOTO. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection; (1693) Disegno Topografico del Canale di Cattaro, Montenegro; Coronelli, Vincenzo (1650-1718). ​

  • Prcanj | Bay of Kotor | Cultural heritage project | Bogdan Kusevic

    2007-2017 Prcanj (ita. Perzagno) cover photo: view towards Street of Lukovic Family in Prcanj Waves hitting on the stone piers- Prcanj, Montenegro - recorded by Bogdan Kusevic. april 2013 00:00 / 00:00 The town of Prcanj in Kotor municipality in Montenegro is a coastal town which traditionally relied on the maritime trade and such tradition has remained to the present day. Historically, the first mentions of it were in 1222 in the correspondence regarding the construction of St Johan Church. During the medieval age, the town was being developed in the upper level in the hill and it relied primarily on the local agriculture. Later, at the beginning of the 15th century, the town rapidly started to develop in the coastal region. Today Prcanj is well-known as a health resort, which was recognized at the congress of Yugoslavian pulmonologists in 1920s., and it attracts many visitors seeking for health improvement, sports training and family holiday in the peaceful scenery along the coast. It has a population of around 1,100. ​ READ MORE on heritage article ''Prcanj, Montenegro" Next

  • Perast | Bay Of Kotor - Cultural Heritage Project | Prčanj

    2007-2017 Perast (ita. Perasto) cover photo: Perast, the town of sea captains Perast was at its peak in the 18th century under the Venetian Republic, when it had as many as four active shipyards, a fleet of around one hundred ships, and 1,643 residents. The 1,500 citizens of Perast were allowed to trade with large ships and to sell goods without tax on the Venetian market, which made them wealthy. The example of the wealth of people from Perast at the end of the 18th century is the fact that they managed to collect 50,000 Venetian gold coins (about 200 kg of gold) to pay the famous Venetian constructor Giuseppe Beati to build for them the highest campanile (55 m) on the East-Adriatic coast. There are two small islands near Perast: St George Island with the small church from the 12th century and the artificial island called Gospa od Skrpjela (in Venetian: Madonna dello Scarpello) which has a very interesting story. Namely, the locals had been throwing rocks and sinking old shipwrecks for 200 years from the reef whose top was 1 meter above the water's surface, thus creating a plateau of 3,030 square meters, on which they then built a church. Next

  • Church Of St. Anna XIV C. | Cultural Heritage Project 2017 | Prčanj

    Church of St. Anna - Prcanj, Montenegro Medieval churches like that of St. Anna in Prcanj, dating back to the 14th century, feature small-sized, not sophisticated, elegant proportions, as well as picturesque forms with a very interesting way of integrating into the landscape. In the Middle Ages, the Gothic style was not developed enough here, even though it was too much postponed compared to other urban centres on the Adriatic. However, the local sacral architecture, based upon centuries of development, has incorporated something of the medieval styles expressed mostly into the design of windows and doors. The techniques used at that time of building were very much defined, considering that they were developed by local craftsman rather than by professional architects or builders. ​ The catholic private family chapels like this one were numerous in the town of Prcanj. In ancient times the town recorded eighteen churches and family chapels, of which today just eight are still standing. The church of St. Anna is believed to be existing here since the 14th century, and the ruins of the parish house in the immediate vicinity are the most ancient remains of residential buildings in the town of Prcanj. The church of St. Anna is situated 100 m from the sea on the hill of Vrmac. It is single span with gable roof; it has a semicircular apse and a fragmented vault in the middle, as well as a bell tower. The church belonged to the Sbutega family and stands in the area that was called, in ancient times, Calme that means “calm, quiet”. In front of the church an ancient graveyard used to lay, whose remains are not evident any longer. Today, the interior of the church has not any frescos or painting and is plastered with blue colour which is much eroded by the passing time. The traditional techniques of Romanesque altar vault, domed with a monolith of perfectly carved white rock, and the stone-paved floor characterized the architecture of the interior of the church. There are also two small niches in the wall at both ends of the altar, and a holy water pot, integrated into the entrance wall, which is a very interesting shape. There is no evidence of when the church was built, but the style of the building techniques, the apse stone roof and the unique disposition suggest that it has been there since the 14th century. ​ The area where the Sbutega palace and the church of St. Anna are built is of immense importance for the entire region, because it still resembles the traditional way of cultivating the territory, and gives evidence of the features and style of the local 14th-century architecture. Sloped terraces of stone walls with olive groves and forests of oaks are typical of the cultural landscape of this area, which is closely related to this church and which is called, in the local language, Draga Sv. Ane, the Valley of St. Anna. ​ Today, it would be necessary to identify this sacred building as a target of careful restoration, since it could become a significant and lovely spot along the medieval path of Prcanj, an area of special landscape value among ancient olive groves and oak forests. The tiny church would possibly be used for cultural events, camera concerts, exhibitions, public talks and meeting about the preservation of cultural landscapes, as well as a tourist attraction. Moreover, it is located near the ancient Sbutega palace, dating to the same historic period; the palace itself might be the suitable venue of an Architecture summer school camp, for a restoration of the cultural landscape and rustic architecture of Prcanj; this also would be a perfect location for a conscious and interested public to meet and exchange ideas. ​ ​​​​ HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE: Kusevic, B. (2017). Church of St. Anna - Prcanj . ‘‘The Archive of Landscapes”.[date]. ​ BIBLIOGRAPHY . ​ BACKGROUND PHOTO. David Rumsey Historical Map Collection | The Collection; (1693) Disegno Topografico del Canale di Cattaro, Montenegro; Coronelli, Vincenzo (1650-1718).

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