Artists for neighbourhood
CURATORS: MARTINA MALEŠIČ, ANJA PLANIŠČEK, KLEMEN PLOŠTAJNER
March 17 - April 9
BAZA, B. ADŽIJA STR 11, ZAGREB
OPEN: TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS 4 P.M. - 8 P.M., SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS 12 P.M. - 6 P.M.
OPENING AND CURATOR’S TOUR: March 3, 2017 at 7 p.m.
We continue to examine the topic of housing in the new season of Artists for Neighbourhood. We start with a visit from Slovenia and a study of its housing conditions through 20th century.
“In what kind of apartments did the people in Ljubljana live in the past hundred years? How large were those apartments, how were they spatially planned and technically equipped? How did the local housing standards develop? What was the quality of life, and what were the habits of city dwellers? How much were the apartments available?
The exhibition shows the development of residences and housing from the early 20th century to the present, the organization of housing policy, the primary forms of addressing the housing issues and specific apartment buildings. It represents the apartments from the period of the earthquake in 1895 to the First World War, the inter-war period, socialism and the period of Slovenia's independence until today. It includes the apartments of members of all social classes, the apartments built by private investors, cooperatives, financial institutions, state or municipal institutions and workers' apartments and houses, civil apartments, villas, residential areas and neighborhoods.
The overview of one hundred years of housing construction is a chance to show the historical development of Ljubljana apartments, as well as to reflect on the current situation. The quality and number of social apartments are reduced, the state saves on investments in public infrastructure and residential construction, the regulation of renting apartments practically does not exist. The institutions that used to help the most vulnerable and had realized ambitious construction projects today shun from the housing policies. Therefore, through this historical review, we ask the question: What can we learn from the history of housing construction about the current situation where we see a lack of housing policy?" (curators' statement)
TRAJEKT - INSTITUTE FOR SPATIAL CULTURE
AUTHORS OF THE PROJECT AND EXHIBITION CURATORS:
MARTINA MALEŠIČ, ANJA PLANIŠČEK, KLEMEN PLOŠTAJNER
KATJA MARTINČIČ, MOJCA MLINAR, AMBROŽ BARTOL, LAURA KLENOVŠEK, JURE KOLENC, DOMINIK KOŠAK, PRIMOŽ PAVŠIČ, ROK PRIMAŽIČ, JANJA ŠUŠNJAR, BLAŽ BABNIK ROMANIUK, VESNA SKUBIČ
The project is realized with the support of the Department for Culture of City of Ljubljana and of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. It was presented for the first time in Ljubljana gallery DESSA in 2016.
The exhibition in BAZA is part of the project Artists for Neighbourhood, realized with the support of the Fondation “Kultura nova” by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Zagreb.