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Many original, creative and versatile people live in the area around Martićeva street. Meet them.

 
 

ANA UGARKOVIĆ: Mali bar lives its own life

“I am thrilled that we have phenomenal guests who like this space and understand our rather relaxed approach to managing the restaurant. We attract people who do not care about silverware or select napkins, they mostly come here to socialize.”

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JELENA BANDO: All the new happenings suddenly struck me

In approach to the upcoming international festival of illustrations 36 Mountains, which takes place from the 2nd to the 4th of September in Gallery Bačva of the HDLU, we spoke with its founder and artistic director, painter and illustrator Jelena Bando.

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MAURO MASSAROTTO: There is a normal vibe around the Mosque

“I accept everything that goes on around here. I think that here, in this neighbourhood, there are many nice studios and people who are doing great things. I hope that the Design District will not just be like, we are the Design District and that’s it, I hope that people will really come together and do something concrete.”

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NENAD FABIJANIĆ: Street windows should reveal the work going on inside

“The ground-floor business spaces should primarily be filled with their work atmosphere, and less with cheap decoration. It will all make sense when the windows reveal the productive activity inside, not just the activities related to hospitality, exhibiting, trade… Long live work!… of all types, kinds of knowledge and skills.”

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LANA CAVAR: In Vitić skyscraper, modernism lives on in its old, ascetic luxury

“The two basic questions were: where am I going to run and where am I going to go to the market? At the time, the fact that Maksimir was only 10 minutes away by bike, and Kvatrić was in the immediate vicinity, was virtually more important to me than the apartment building itself… Like, if that fit, then everything else would surely be OK as well.”

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FIKTIV: Martićeva neighbourhood must become a reflection of a strong creative community

“This neighbourhood needs more initiatives that really correspond to the public. There should be a turn from the private towards the public, the ‘creatives’ must communicate with the ‘locals’. The whole community needs to be open.” Fiktiv, located in the north part of Bauerova street, in one of the doorways of “Little Vatican”, is a distinctive and unusual design studio.

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Slatka priča

The Slatka Priča pastry shop was started in 2013, and is currently in three places – Kranjčevićeva Street, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić Street in Zagreb’s Malešnica neighborhood, and, of course, Martićeva Street (since 2016), more precisely at the busy corner of Martićeva and Smičiklasova.

Mikrofon

Mikrofon is a music school started in 2009, located in the charming inner courtyard of 19 Martićeva Street. Its predecessor was the Vocal Studio Maraton vocal workshop from Rijeka, and the school has since then grown from offering single singing lessons to group singing and lessons for children, as well as instrumental music lessons.

Medveščak Library

The Medveščak Library, our neighborhood’s branch of Zagreb City Libraries, encompasses three departments – adult, children’s and youth (also known as “Idi pa Vidi”, or “Come and See”). Besides normal library duties, the library also engages in setting up various exhibitions in its windows, and workshops in the rooms of the youth and children’s departments.  

Pogon Mislavova

Pogon Mislavova is one of the two locations of Pogon – Zagreb’s independent culture and youth center (the other is located in the Trnje neighborhood near the river Sava, in the larger half of the former Jedinstvo factory – the smaller half is occupied by club Močvara).

Deseto selo

The design studio with the unconventional name Deseto Selo (Tenth village) was founded in 2012 by Bojana Bota, Ana Ćurković Zelić and Sanja Dvornik. They settled in Zagreb’s Design District in 2015, and since then have been taking part in its good creative vibrations.