CITY AS A PERSON: ZAGREB – PALERMO – ZAGREB
5. 7. / 19:00
KRALUŠ GALLERY, KINO ZELINA
Do cities exist as people do? Exist in a way that they are loved and hated, sometimes ignored, somewhat misunderstood, and sometimes accepted as they are. The objective image of the city does not exist but only one created by us in relationship with its spaces.
“City as a person: Zagreb – Palermo – Zagreb” brings stories from two cities – Palermo and Zagreb. Those stories came from the conversations I made with its inhabitants while asking them to imagine their city as a person and then to describe that new character; personified city. Poetry, texts, and illustrations grew from their descriptions. Exhibited work does not only reflect the two mentioned cities but also says a lot about the people and their relationships with their cities. Those stories are trying to reveal the complexity of our lives in the cities and ask for a review of the way of life and how we belong to a particular place and/or the way the same place belongs to us.
I was born in 1987 and graduated from Cultural anthropology Studies in Zagreb. I currently live in Zagreb, as well, after a perennial outbreak and travel across the Mediterranean (Spain, Sicily). I am engaged in tourism and projects that include a re-evaluation of the places and spaces and our belonging. I am running the project “City as a person.” I love to write, and I write mostly poetry.