Ministry of Space
Iva graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, where she earned her doctoral degree in urban planning. The areas of her research include urban commons, new models of governance, urban transformation, and self-organization, which she pursues by combining an academic and activist perspective. Currently, she is leading the Ministry of Space (Ministarstvo prostora) collective, which was established in 2011 in an effort to intensify the production and dissemination of knowledge and to create policies within different areas relevant for genuine democratization, focusing on the lower levels of governance. In addition, she aims to nurture local groups in their pursuit of spatial justice, exerting more bottom-up pressure for systematic change.