Irhana Šehović is an architect and activist from Sarajevo, currently living in Oslo. She started her architectural education in Sarajevo, made stops in Barcelona and Stuttgart, to finally attain a master’s degree at the NTNU in Trondheim. Discovering distinct cultures, spaces and customs intrigues and fascinates her, hence her inability to stay in one spot.
She has worked with UN Habitat in China exploring urban-rural connections and methods for revival of the countryside and its transformation. Through VVITA project, she has taken part in an applied studies of rural spontaneous heritages in both, Norway and Italy, creating strategies for sensible redevelopment approaches. She has contributed to the Parangole magazine challenging ideas of urbanization, mobility and migration around the globe. In 2023 Irhana co-authored the first architectural guide for Sarajevo published by DOM publishers.
Since 2014 she has been part of LIFT Spatial Initiatives, an organization working with involving local community in architectural discourse and co-creating contemporary architectural scene. Since 2019 she has been managing various projects within the organization, among which two of its biggest projects: Days of Architecture and LINA.
In Norway, before joining her current architectural position at DARK, she worked with Urban-Think Tank on urban competitions with focus on transformation, revival and new life in existing surroundings. She has experience in implementing circular concepts and is busy finding ways and tools to create a more sustainable future.