The multimedia Fiume Fantastika exhibition interprets the modern history of the dramatic urban development of Rijeka and the region by following the overlapping of social and architectural projects. Based on many years of research, the exhibition follows 150 years of the urban history of Rijeka during which the city has experienced radical growth and become a respectable and globally connected transport and industrial centre.

The multimedia Fiume Fantastika exhibition interprets the modern history of the dramatic urban development of Rijeka and the region by following the overlapping of social and architectural projects. Based on many years of research, the exhibition follows 150 years of the urban history of Rijeka during which the city has experienced radical growth and become a respectable and globally connected transport and industrial centre.

During its recent turbulent history, Rijeka has gone through various territorial-state structures, however, the focus of urban development has always been on the technological and economic effect. In such circumstances, a specific urban culture emerged which surpasses the question of style, language or aesthetics and which generates its own, locally specific and autonomous ecology.

By freely combining the problematic themes and exhibition genres, the exhibition distinguishes and explains the urban phenomena on the overlaps of social and architectural projects. Radical transformations of the topography, the unexpected adaptations of buildings, the brutal collisions of nature and industry are just some of the elements of the complex mosaic of the as yet untold story of the urban lessons of Rijeka.

The exhibition in 10 pavilions, each of which thematises one phenomenon of Rijeka, takes places on the ground floor of Exportdrvo and is accompanied by an extensive book in both Croatian and English. The exhibition and contents of the book have been put together by: Idis Turato (HR), Vedran Mimica (US), Morana Matković (HR), Renato Stanković (HR), Deyan Sudjic (UK), Maroje Mrduljaš (HR), Ida Križaj Leko (HR), Jana Horvat (HR), Ema Makarun (HR), Luka Skansi (IT), Federico Carlo Simonelli (IT), Velid Đekić (HR), Mojca Smode Cvitanović (HR), Marina Smokvina (HR), Aljoša Pužar (HR), Tvrtko Jakovina (HR), Kristian Benić (HR), Marino Krstačić-Furić (HR), Ana Tomić (HR) and Igor Bezinović (HR).