The actions of authorial media monitoring, creation and publication of journalistic and photographic creativity on the topic of events related to Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture
Media following of programme Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture from the pen and lens of the students of the Construction Technical High School
A project that brings together artists and the community in a series of small-scale community art projects.
This is a continuation of the project of the same name, which was implemented through the first round of the participatory programme of Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture.
The group of citizens gathered around the Green Sušak initiative is an informal group of people connected by their enthusiasm and ideas for the revitalisation of Sušak.
The screening of documentary films under the clear sky, in museum courtyards or on the streets of old town centres, in the ports or on children’s playgrounds. Come and watch intriguing stories about people just like us.
Students and young experts from the field of architecture, landscape architecture and design deal with the heritage and values of the skyscrapers at Rastočine.
The Fifth Ensemble, whose members are young people with intellectual difficulties and people with disabilities, through education mature in an artistic ensemble capable of quality and exciting performing arts.
Drenova by its surface area is one of the largest neighbourhoods in Rijeka and lacks landscaped green spaces.
This project involves revitalising a forgotten concrete playground on Belvedere into a space for the expression of diversity and creativity, all with the aim of promoting play, sports and outdoor activities for children and young people.
Laurel Park is a project that activates and regulates a neglected forest public space between the Kantrida Children’s Hospital and the retirement home.
The Green Gallery and Pašac Library project transforms the Frčala area in Pašac into a community centre by installing bookcases, lighting fixtures for exhibitions, and horticultural wall decoration.
The Sensors project includes the landscaping of the Krnjevo kindergarten for generations of children, with a special focus placed on sensory integration and the preservation of the environment and nature.
The Pop-up park is a simple and attractive solution for arranging the public inactive area at the southern end of the Delta car park.
This project envisaged cultivating and making public space greener – the green spaces between the buildings at numbers 7 and 9 Aleksandar Mamić Street to make this location comfortable for all generations to share.
Although various forms of greenery are appealing and interesting as an aesthetic decoration, its existence in accordance with the principles of sensory integration and sustainable development requires a greater degree of activity.
Today, air pollution, poor quality food and stress are part of the everyday life of a large portion of the population, especially in urban areas.
The focus of the project is the horticultural landscaping of the plateau in Gornja Vežica in order to create a meeting place for the local population and the joint care of the plateau and the vegetables, fruit trees, flowerbeds and ornamental plants planted there.
The edible cities movement is expanding around the globe where public areas have edible plants planted in them that are accessible to everyone.
Opatija provokes a longing for times past. Opatija could actually exist without people because in its perfect depictions, there are no people living there, only those famous ones who once visited it. From these memories it is worth moving onto the subject of the consequences of the tourist-consumer industrial invasion, specifically – the ecological disposal of rubbish and waste in tourism.
The Drenova neighbourhood continues to bring together cultural workers and curious bystanders with new content, while doubling as a local coworking space and a place where one can spend time, share ideas and experiment.
Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is a region of exceptional linguistic dialects and idioms. One of them is Kastav Chakavian which is spoken by fewer and fewer people today. The linguistic micro-location of the Kastav area is the starting point in the building of a European platform that connects themes linked to endangered languages.
This project relates to a long-neglected green city area in the historic centre of the Old Town.
In Fužine the demographic statistics sound harsh. The primary schools have been closing due to the lack of pupils. The school in Vrata has closed, whilst the school in Lič has only three pupils in the first and second grade. It is because of these three pupils that we are moving again into First and Second Class.
Kotor hill and the old village on the top with its view of the Vinodolski channel and the island of Krk with its architecture bears witness to the history of Crikvenica and Vinodol. And this is why Kotor is calling! to support the spreading and cultivating the green zone of the town of Crikvenica.
Jelenje is where the Bora wind is born and the Rječina River emerges. What is life like in the largest and most significant water-protection area in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County?
From a distance, Praputnjak is truly a peculiar sight, with a long neat row of houses lining the road on the side of the mountain, prompting anyone who wants to take a picture of Praputnjak to climb the opposite hill in order to fit the whole view into frame.
Revitalisation implies reanimation, revival, and each revitalisation begins with focussing on the problem. In the case of Cres, it concerns the folk architecture and contemporary life which is still framed by it.
In 1936, a group of young people gathered in a tiny village in northern Gorski Kotar with thirty-odd houses and, together with the illustrious Anton Burić, founded the Croatian reading room in Gornji Kuti. It was a book club and a learned society that paved the way of knowledge for future generations.
When there’s a buzz it means it’s good. Lively. Happy. Loud. Particularly in summer. Summer without a buzz is not summer. The Novi Vinodolski Summer Buzz is an atmosphere with music, art and walks through Novi Vinodolski, filled with unusual activities.
Wind Celebration is a festival of flying kites made of recycled objects and a constant reminder of the coexistence of man with nature, the energy of the wind, its power and the possibilities of its use.
The Gomirje Accordion Mundial international accordion festival is an event that highlights the rich cultural heritage of the Gomirje Neighbourhood in Gorski Kotar by placing it in the wider context of the European and global music scenes, using the accordion as a conduit for presenting various cultures and musical styles. It connects cultures and traditions with music and puts Gomirje on the map of promoters of world music and the accordion as an instrument.
When we remember Vrbnik the melody of an old song about the girls from the town above the sea come to mind… Of course, Vrbnik is much more than that, and the people of Vrbnik show us that in their programme. In a circle of togetherness and good vibrations old and new spin, tradition and heritage with some new artistic ideas, alongside good wine and food at the manjaža feast, which should not be missed…
With the words I’ll turn you into a laurel tree!, like a magic formula spoken to visitors, the neighbourhood of Lovran introduces us to a programme in which toponyms and anthroponyms, nature and community are thematically touched upon.
The city neighbourhood of Škurinje was mostly built at the end of the 1970s and at the beginning of the 1980s, however, the people of Rijeka still call it the “new settlement.” A neighbourhood like Škurinje is free of the tension of the centre, although in recent years it has become a synonym for consumerism which is not a completely satisfying condition. Many experts consider that the transformation of a neighbourhood is conditioned by those who live in it because the space and inhabitants are mutually connected.
Brod na Kupi is wild nature, a river and forest, and there is a border crossing hidden in the wilderness. The border zone is a specific form of a coexistence of neighbours, in this case, Brod na Kupi and Petrina who share administrate formalities such as Schengen and political views about the migrant crisis.
Tancaj 2020 – is a new, fresh, unusual and fun dance festival in which young and old, local people and guests, professionals and amateurs dance in the streets, squares, beaches and all the possible and impossible places in the town of Krk. From folklore to Movementality!
The sea is the reason why young people are staying in the neighbourhood of Malinska. Salty Culture speaks about salt – the seasoning without which everything is tasteless, as well as about the sea as a great love and the spice of life.
The Ginko project plans to build and set up birdhouses in the trees of different downtown locations, creating the Ginkotheme park.
The goal of the Seaside Park in the Heart of the City project is to make it greener, tidy it up and open up to the public one of the rarely spotted green spaces in the Old Town, the space behind the Korzo department store, and near the Primorska Tavern.
Zeleni Susak – A Tribute to Josip Kulfanek I is part of a larger Celebration of the centenary of Sušak project, launched by the School of Applied Arts in Rijeka.
Čandek street, urban legends, punk, industry, alternative, technical culture, radio waves, the ISS – International Space Station, solar energy, sounds of space, NASA, MIT laboratory, innovators, urban salt works, graffiti, the INA refinery… all of these are common denominators of the Turnić-Mlaka neighbourhood.
Pehlin, a neighbourhood in Rijeka with a long history of being on the periphery, is today most recognisable as a multicultural community. Along with the Croatian population, also living here fostering their own cultural specificities are Roma and Czech communities as well as other communities. There are also many carnival groups working in Pehlin, and the Pehlin festival makers were one of the originators of the Rijeka Carnival. And that’s not all!
The Museum of Winter is a museum of stories and narration, and its exhibits become the peace and silence of Mrkopalj in the time of heavy snow when the fireplaces come alive and the household spirits appear. But it also worries that Mrkopalj is disappearing as the highland winters disappear!
In a walk around Rab, the distant past becomes visible, tangible and imaginable, and the life of a Roman province a comparative reality. Who to contact when you find a fragment of a Roman mosaic in the garden and realise that the whole of the island is an archaeological site?!
Kostrena’s micro-history, which is woven into its everyday life and the culture, is recorded in the Kostrena Ship audio-documentary collage and multimedia exhibit in the Port of Santo Domingo directed by Ljubica Letinić (HR) and in a performance by the inhabitants of Kostrena. The audio collages are made up of countless stories about Kostrena’s names, the people, maritime and women’s history, dialectal specificities, shipbuilding, the reading room of 1876, and the contribution of the women of Kostrena to the National Liberation Struggle (NOB) in WWII. The collages of stories, together with items from private family collections, have been combined into an exhibition called Notes of Life.
Lousiana’s Secrets is a story about a road which has lost its purpose. History speaks about an important traffic route, the present about the loss of identity without perspective, and the future about the city that wants to keep its inhabitants.
The University Campus programme is a unique example of a contemporary university campus of culture, with which connections with the community and the city are established. The academic community is an indispensable factor in the building of a new paradigm of the city of Rijeka. Get to know the Campus via the Open House activities and open the doors of knowledge hidden behind the university departments.
The bell-ringers of this region have remained faithful to the tradition and the well-beaten paths that the Brežanski, Munski, Žejanski, Rukavački, Zvonejski, Vlahov Breg – Korensko, Mučićevi, Frlanski and Brgujski bell-ringers head down.
Blackened faces, covered with sheepskin, wearing chequered shirts, black trousers, thick white woollen socks and heavy work shoes. On their heads they wear a skull dressed with sheepskin, around their necks black scarves. Parading through the villages, ringing they form a circle as though taking us back to our roots. The whole of Grobnik resounds.
The programme includes spatial and programmatic interventions in public areas and other spaces with the aim of the revitalisation of the wider area of Školjić, i.e. the zone along the Rječina river. The programme is being implemented through the close collaboration with the citizens who live, and the organisations that operate, in this area.
The roofs of skyscrapers are becoming gardens for herbs, spaces for birthday parties or even a place for literary evenings and other cultural events. The newly-formed spaces are principally spaces for a new form of coexistence for all the residents of the tower blocks, although at specific times they will also open to the interested public in order to enable a completely new view of their city – a view of the city from amongst the clouds.
A neighbourhood workshop. Don’t miss out!
Year-long programme 2020