Mela Zuljevic is a PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture & Arts, University of Hasselt, within the “Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe” MSCA-ITN project. Her research is interested in the uses of the past in design within the context of spatial development. She previously studied at the University of Sarajevo, with a BA in Product Design and MA in Visual Communications. She worked as assistant professor at the ‘Dzemal Bijedic’ University of Mostar and collaborated with different art and cultural organisations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With the Abart collective, she developed multiple art-based and research projects focused on public space and memory in the city of Mostar in relation to its postwar division and reconstruction.