The DAI-SAI From care to cure and back programme explores critical architectural heritage, depletion of human communities in relation to abandoned architecture, and encourages transformation of both material and immaterial environments from “spaces of a common disease” into places of “common healing”. The LINA fellows Rebeka Bratož Gornik and Joaquin Mora expand their knowledge in investigations of architecture with pioneering imagination of sociality and spatiality through the medium of film. The focus of the research is The Children’s Maritime Health Resort of Military Insured Persons, an architectural masterpiece built in 1965, by the enigmatic Croatian architect Rikard Marasović, and communities around it. The fellows are working with experts in film and architecture (critics, historians, curators) and local communities (artistic organisations, ex-employees of the resort, inhabitants), proceeding to practical work of audio-visual documentation “with others” (DIWO), both in the site of the former resort in Krvavica near Makarska, and in Pula (DAI-SAI Gallery), Croatia. The existing knowledge is being implemented with the experimental practice of documenting and transmedial storytelling, the emphasis being put on redefining collectivity, subjectivity, performativity and materiality. The activity contributes to more sustainable architectural practices, and the local communities, in creation of a kaleidoscope of fiction about the society that created the health resort, and the imaginable new collectivity, which will govern it in futurity, by transformation of all stages of “architecture’s illness” – with great affection and empathy.

The meeting in Pula, 27-29 April, 2023, brings together the selected LINA creatives with curators, film critics and architecture historians, together with the art organization mART from Makarska into a “performative workshop” to reflect on the filming exercise of documenting The Children’s Maritime Health Resort of Military Insured Persons in Krvavica, done in March, 2023, together with the with the cinematographer Matija Kralj Štefanić and From care to cure and back curator and architect Ana Dana Beroš.