Mobile menu button
Design District Zagreb logo

SPLIT 3.21


14/06/2018, 12:00 - 22:00
15/06/2018, 10:00 - 22:00
16/06/2018, 10:00 - 22:00
17/06/2018, 10:00 - 22:00

Location: Stara vojna bolnica, Vlaška 87

Authors: Diana Magdić i Mateo Gudić
Programme partner: Teserakt Association

A projected matrix of the pedestrian traffic in modernist polyfunctional settlements in Split 3 has returned a street and a pathway back to planning focus in their role of generating social relations, places of encounter, exchange, game and creation. In their finalized parts, the network of those directions is confirmed as a decisive contribution to the quality of life and work in particularly densely inhabited districts with a dramatic lack of interruption points, especially so in the parts where it was supposed to descend on the coast. Having in mind that those unfinished segments of the network have been preserved in the local spatial planning documentation, their construction and configuration would have a multiple impact today. Aside from the fact that over the period of 50 years when those pathways were set apart from pavement traffic and became contextualized by the lines of Roman Centurion land demarcation evolved in the idea of a pedestrian in the city as the central topic of contemporary urban planning- the directions could serve as tools to protect heritage values of the internationally praised modernist outlook of entire Split 3, and finally also serve as a restructuring template for the unplanned parts of the city leaning on it. From the date of its foundation in 2011, TESERAKT Association for interdisciplinary research, partially through projects and partially through activism, deals with various issues related to public space and heritage with the basic idea that planning and management have to be democratized. Diana Magdić is an urban sociologist, researcher, activist, journalist and critic as well as the president of Teserakt Association. The main field of her activism and expertise comprises public space, public interest and spatial justice. She has been participating in a number of projects focusing on active protection of modern architecture and urbanism and studies various possibilities for participatory management of heritage and space in general. She is also the co-author of the project that deals with the model for finalizing and protecting the pedestrian matrix in Split 3. Mateo Gudić is a sociologist experienced in environmental and nature protection. His expertise in diverse infrastructural projects comprises impact assessments of general population, cultural heritage and analysis of spatial planning documentation. He is a Master of Software Engeneering specialized for traffic micro-simulation modeling in PTV Vissim/Viswalk. He also underwent additional training in sustainable urban planning at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) and the protection of cultural heritage at Symbiosis International University (Pune, India). He is a member of the Teserakt Association.