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Designing in Coexistence – Reflections on Systemic Change (BOOK LAUNCH)

As part of the program of Croatia’s participation in the 18th Venice Biennale – International Architecture Exhibition, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Architects’ Association are hosting the launch of the book “Designing in Coexistence – Reflections on Systemic Change”, which will be held on 25 November 2023 at 4.00 p.m. at the premises of the Croatian Pavilion at the Venice Arsenale. 

Feral Drifting with Lonja Wetlands workshop (Image credit: Earth group).

The book launch program includes a conversation with Mia Roth and Tonči Čerina (curators of the Croatian performance), the leaders of the workshop held in Lonja Wetlands, Markéta Dolejšová and Jaz Hee-jeong Choi (members of the Open Forest Collective) and one of the authors of the texts in the book, Michael Smyth (Edinburgh Napier University). The conversation will be moderated by Ivica Mitrović (curator of the Pavilion’s discursive program).

The accompanying discursive program of the Pavilion was designed and realized as a perpetual laboratory in real time, aimed at exploring the future of architectural practice and education. Created as a result of the discursive program and as a final product of the project, the book combines a series of research through author’s texts, as well as the results of workshops that, in organization and cooperation with numerous educational institutions, were held in Venice, Ljubljana, Split, Motovun, Milan and the Lonja Wetlands.

The book was edited by Ivica Mitrović, Mia Roth and Tonči Čerina, and its rich content brings a series of authored texts signed by members of the author team and numerous researchers. In addition to the authored texts, the book also presents the results of workshops attended by over 120 participants from universities from Croatia, the region, and the world. The design of the book was crafted by Niko Mihaljević. The printing of the book was realized with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the company HÖRMANN HRVATSKA D.O.O.

The Aquatics (INTERAKCIJE 2023: Homo Aquaticus Workshop, 2023).

Representatives: Mia Roth and Tonči Čerina

Author team: Mia Roth, Tonči Čerina, Luka Fatović, Vedran Kasap, Ozana Ursić, Niko Mihaljević, Ivica Mitrović

Organization and production: Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia; Croatian Architects’ Association — UHA / Partners and sponsors: Zagreb Tourist Board, Hrvatska pošta d.d., MARKOJA d.o.o., HÖRMANN HRVATSKA d.o.o., JANAF d.d., Hrvatske autoceste d.o.o., Zagrebačka banka d.d., Lonjsko Polje Nature Park Public Institution, ZUMTOBEL CROATIA