Vedran Mimica is the former Head of Education at the Berlage. Educated as an architect, Mimica was a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Zagreb and a postgraduate researcher at the Delft University of Technology prior to joining the Institute. He has supervised and taught numerous design studios, seminars, and master classes at both the Institute and numerous international venues. He initiates and organizes a series of annual International Design Seminars in Zagreb, Croatia.
An active writer on architecture and architectural education, Mimica coauthored Contemporary Croatian Architecture: Testing Reality and contributed to the volume Project Zagreb: Transition as Condition, Strategy, Practice. He is also the author of Notes on Children, Environment and Architecture.
Mimica recently completed Croatian Archipelago New Lighthouses, a joint initiative of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Berlage Institute, and the Croatian Architects’ Association. Focusing on the future development of tourism along the Croatian coastline, this two-year research project investigated processes to better integrate the natural landscape and local culture into a content witnessing accelerated pressure by global economic forces. He led the curatorial team for the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2007.
Mimica works as a Professor and Associate Dean of Research at the IIT College of Architecture.