Due to the restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contributions will be published online on the page
of the scientific journal Architektúra&Urbanizmus.

Bratislava has been formed by the ideas of Modernism. More than two thirds of its current area has been built in the course
of the past one hundred years based on modern architectural and urban planning principles. However, these concepts have
only been implemented to a limited extent or in a manner that differed from the authors’ intentions. To a great extent,
the reasons for this discrepancy between planning and implementation lie in the social and political changes which the city
faced in the past century, as well as in the conflicts of interest of local actors and state administrations and their ideas
regarding the forming of the city as national or regional center. The example of the planning and development of Bratislava
in the past century is not unique in the European context. On the contrary, to a certain extent it can serve as a model
example of the transformation of new centers of successor countries of the former Habsburg monarchy, as well as other
European cities.

The aim of the international conference entitled (Un)Planned City is to present these apparently contradictory and paradoxical
tendencies in the planning of European cities. We are interested in contributions that will address the broad theme of organized
planning and spontaneity in the development of modern cities and not only from the perspective of the history of urbanism,
urban planning and architecture, but also from a wider interdisciplinary perspective, touching on philosophy, sociology, political
science, geography and anthropology. Studies of specific cities and sites, as well as contributions dedicated to the methodological
and theoretical aspects of this topic are welcome. The conference will also attempt to provide space for discussion regarding new
possibilities in the presentation and analysis of knowledge on urbanism through interdisciplinary approaches and the use
of new technology. 

The event is organised with the financial support of the APVV agency, project APVV-16-0584.