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Unused spaces


In Martićeva and neighbouring streets there are many deserted storing places and outlets. Those places had previously been used as shops for the automobile industry. Also, there are many uncared-for yards surrounding apartment buildings, empty garages, warehouses and similar facilities. In the course of transition from socialism to capitalism, the automotive industry has vacated the city centre leaving behind a lot of empty space that have been filled up over the past decade. Many of those spaces are owned by the city and some have been rented out to various businesses. During the previous year, some of these spaces came to life once again by the accommodation of business and/or catering content (you can check this out via Locations section), some were deserted and some remained unused as they have been. It’s a continuous dynamic which causes problems in the urban structure of the neighborhood, but also provokes challenges and offers new possibilities.

Izlog doma zdravlja u Martićevoj ulici (foto: Marija Gašparović)

But what would happen if those spaces would be used for culture or creative industries at least on a temporary basis? Hypothetically, not only would the neighborhood benefit from new significance, but the permanent production would get an additional impetus. We are advocating a gradual agitation which would propel such development. Contact us with your own ideas by answering the calls for participation in DDZ 2017 festival’s program, but apart from the specific competitions, too, in any time of the year.


Lopašićeva 5 (foto: M.G.)
Martićeva 41 (foto: M.G.)



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