Noa Treister and Vahida Ramujkić about their microresidency in Zagreb

Our short visit to Zagreb took place as part of the «Communities of Care« project workshop led by the artist Selma Banich and together with Marija Borovičkić, Mila Čuljak, Ivana Rončević and Ana Vilenica. The intervention occurred in the to us unknown city district of Folnegović. This presented an opportunity for us to become acquainted, from the croatian perspective with today’s housing difficulty which developed during the discontinuity of the socialist model of society and housing policy, also well known in Serbia.

Photo: Ana Opalić
In contrast to today’s poor functionality (bad condition), the Folnegović quarter used to be a unique model of then contemporary tendencies in Jugoslav modernism. Moreover, the biggest and most prominent Islamic center in Croatia is situated in this quarter. Due to this trip, we were able to adapt new perspectives on regional policies as a result of Jugoslav Wars as well as current war in the Middle East, the migration crisis and its influence on Croatia’s local politics and the quarter’s daily life.

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