Anja Humljan was a top athlete in the track and fields sport. Ten years ago though the passion redirected her from being a top athlete to do art. “Believing that all art comes from and returns to space, it became my primary objective to understand space itself” Anja explains. She started studying architecture in Ljubljana, Slovenia though some elements still remained unresolved. As a result, she enrolled in the Digital Design Department at Aalborg School for Architecture, Denmark. As she evolved over time she explored the connection between the individual and the space itself through modern dance.
She spent some time in New York taking dance classes. “[…] in Australia, I created my first engaging method for analysing space, the video method PLES. Its name is an acrostic for four phases (Primary, Latent, Experimental, Secondary) as well as the Slovenian word for dance” explains, after studying sound Down Under. Currently she is a Yoga teacher practicing “on the notion that our guiding principle is to live in harmony with ourselves as well as with the environment – any environment“.
The project “The Urban Yoga” is to “explore alternative ways of understanding the relationship between the urban environment and our sensuous body“. The project took place between the last two years (2013/2014) and the actual places were the ones Humljan’s had worked as a freelance architect and designer: New York, Madrid, Paris and Ljubljana. Refreshing views of urban places. And even more engaging by knowing her journey. The result is impressive. Enjoy.