A unique and unrepeatable story is told on the basis of the memories of Kostrena’s seamen and their families, as well as a reference to the transitional moments, property issues and the creation of a Seamen’s House.
Kostrena’s micro-history woven into the everyday life and living culture is noted with an audio-documentary collage Kostrena Ship in the Port of Santo Domingo directed by Ljubica Letinić (HR) and a performance by the inhabitants of Kostrena. The audio collages are made up of countless stories about Kostrena’s toponyms, the people, maritime or, in contrast, women’s history, dialectal specificities, shipbuilding, the reading room from 1876, the contribution of the women of Kostrena in the National Liberation War (i.e. WWII). The collages of stories together with items from private family collections have been combined in an exhibition called Notes of Life.
The three-day experimental radio broadcast is a kind of radio station installation and a live transmission that the local people themselves create and which develops in front of the audience, and it represents a symbolic act of the navigation of these waves to which Kostrena owes many of its memories of the most touching distant encounters.
The Municipality of Kostrena is also opening a space of dialogue with a conference about state property and an example study of the case and status of the former company Croatia Line. Joining them in this, from the European neighbourhood, is the Municipality of Selnica ob Dravi from Slovenia which as one of the towns of the Maribor ring gained experience in implementing cultural projects when Maribor held the European Capital of Culture title in 2012.