Full Name: Mia Roth-Čerina
Job title: Vice-Dean for International Relations and Art
Organisation Name: University of Zagreb
Mia Roth-Čerina is a Croatian architect and associate professor at the Department of Architectural Design at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, where she attained her diploma in 2000 (presenting the school at Archiprix 2001 in Rotterdam) and doctoral degree in 2015.
Her primary interests in both professional, teaching and research practices are educational buildings, spaces for achieving social standards, public space and architectural education. She is engaged in activities directed at raising spatial culture and initiatives aimed at promoting various levels of architectural education – from early built environment education to exploring new modalities in higher architectural education. As a teacher, she has led studios at first and third bachelor year of studies, master level studios, and mentored over 40 diploma theses some of which have been published and selected for international reviews. She has mentored extracurricular student workshops which have been covered in media, catalogues and architectural magazines.
Taking part in research projects related to educational architecture since 2002, she has profiled her research interests. As an author co-author, she has written and published
articles, studies and textbooks in the field of educational buildings as well as architecture reviews. From 2005 she has been a member of the primary Croatian scientific journal for architecture and urban planning, ‘Prostor’, has edited books in the field of architecture and been a reviewer for both scientific and professional articles and books. She has presided over the Faculty of Architecture Publishing committee from 2012-2016, during which time the yearbook series as well as many books and catalogues were published.
Engaging in competitions and practicing architectural design since 1999, she has won numerous awards in architectural competitions, mostly with Tonči Čerina, as well as others, and these projects have been regularly exhibited in curated exhibitions and published. She has designed in various scales, from urban design to interiors, held lectures about her work and activities, took part in art festivals and architecture events.
She has served as jury member of architectural competitions, and been a member of professional, public and faculty bodies. From 2010 she has served as the Croatian delegate of the international UIA working group Architecture & Children and has contributed to their conferences and meetings. In this capacity she was a part of the informal group ‘The Space and I’ which initiated a series of workshops and programs aimed at developing visual and spatial literacy in schools.
Since 2016 she has been serving as vice-dean of international relations and art at her Faculty, during which time she has extensively worked on involving the school in the pinnacle of relevant architectural education discussions such as those carried out within the EAAE, and initiated collaborations with European schools resulting in workshops, parallel studios and lectures. In this respect she is very keen on continuing the efforts of exploring the meaning and means of architectural education today.