Taking "the space of the Krvavica Children's Health Resort" as the largest unit of research, and "the space of one's own experience" as the smallest (and vice versa) the aim of the workshop is to re-examine the possible metamorphoses of the term "space" by changing the perspectives we approach it on the axes of objective-subjective, internal-external, private-public, and finally fictional- factual.

Autoethnographic research blurs boundaries between different imaginable fictions of this space - through rewriting the "self" within the social world we can open up a space of resistance between the individual (auto-) and the collective (ethno-), where writing (-grapho) calls for the establishment of a dialogue. Autoethnography is also understood as a critical approach against the claim of a privileged speaker who sometimes seems to want to explore anyone's social and cultural reality but his own. The desire is to offer possible ways of creative entry into the field of autoethnography that question one's own discourse of watching/listening/recording. And imagining.

Nikolina Rafaj holds a Bachelor and Master Degree in the field of Dramaturgy from the Academy of Dramatic Arts Department at the University of Zagreb and Bachelors Degrees in anthropology and ethnology and cultural anthropology (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb). Alo she is a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

As a dramaturge and writer, she works on projects in ITD theatre, Zagreb Youth Theatre, Marin Držić Theatre (Dubrovnik), National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc (Rijeka), Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Trešnja Theatre, Komedija Theatre, Zagreb Dance Center… as well as many projects on independent scene. She presented a research paper titled Performing a passage – dramaturgy as a mode of disappearing in Dubrovnik (Theatrum Mundi) and in Zagreb (Innovative Methodologies in Art and Science). She received the Dean’s award and two Marin Držić awards for dramatic literature. She leads workshops, freelances as a writer and dramaturg, and works on intersections of ethnology and dramaturgy.


The guided tour with a performative twist begins at the Children’s Health Resort and guides participants through the Krvavica village, offering insights into coastal urban planning in the Makarska Rivijera and Dalmatia. Conceived as a triad involving the tour guide, locals, and investors, the tour explores specific local phenomena such as illegal construction, apartmentization, and the rampant growth of tourism. Contrasting Krvavica with other Dalmatian resorts, the tour focuses on the emergence of the "neo-vernacular" style in coastal areas, emphasizing its dominance as the primary accommodation choice. Through the use of satire, the tour scrutinizes coastal urban planning and the decline of modernist heritage in Dalmatia.

What defines the contemporary Dalmatian village, and how can we ensure its preservation? How do residents, tour guides, and architects perceive and tackle issues such as the loss of modernist heritage and the proliferation of apartment complexes?

Pavle Mijuca (HR/RS, *1999) is an artist and a spatial researcher. In his practice, he grapples with the phenomenologies of cities and spatial planning. He researches urban planning-related issues such as gentrification, illegal construction, and unregulated planning. The result of his research is often a satirical visual language translated into the medium of digital illustration. The illustrations are printed on various textile materials and presented as physical objects. He holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) and is currently enrolled in the Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. For his BA graduation project "Full of new beginnings" he received the Bachelor Grant Award. He lives and works in Amsterdam.


Art installation addressing the issue of design tailored to children's sizes. It transports us into a realm of memories, evoking those from our own childhood. A tiny chair serves as a canvas for abandoned toys to "sprout like mushrooms" within the confines of an abandoned children's hospital in Krvavica, offering an apt backdrop to underscore the facility's present state. This on-site exhibit effectively conveys the site's history, concerns for children's well-being, and our own reflections.

Tina Divić, Krvavička from Zagreb. Metal designer (ŠPUD, Zagreb), art and culture teacher (UMAS, Split), painter, illustrator, art educator for children and adults, workshop leader in art therapy, craftswoman, cook, activist, member of associations... After ten years in education (GOGS, Split), proud owner of Rintintina Atelier in Makarska. Member of mART.


Installation is a personal interaction and form of resistance that, on International Labor Day, simultaneously attempts to advocate for a more socially just and sensitive state, and to emphasize social values as contemporary values of global society. The installation addresses the issue of increasing income and wealth inequality in today's unlimited market and the inability of workers to secure a dignified life, better quality of life, and living space through their work. The installation is set up on the holiday in the space of a disrespected cultural asset in Krvavica, whose original purpose as a children's sanatorium was later converted into a resort, similar to workers' resorts that once sprang up along the Adriatic coast, now left devastated and not serving the rest needs of workers. The ubiquitous disrespect, both in the context of the values of today's society where the hunger for profit constantly increases while human values and work are simultaneously devalued, insufficient for a quality standard of living in the face of overall rising prices, and in the context of the devaluation of national wealth, serves as an impetus to install the work in the devastated building in Krvavica on Labor Day. A major problem today is the right to housing and the inability to obtain a loan based on personal income. The significant disparity between housing prices per square meter and incomes undermines the living standards, which are already very modest in Croatia. About a quarter of the population is dissatisfied with the quality of housing, and fewer households today can afford to buy an apartment that will provide them with an adequate standard of living, while the right to work is the most important value that enables a better quality of life, ensuring living space and means for everyday life.

Dijana Jelić Škorlić, a member of the mART association, dedicates her free time to volunteering and engaging in various organizations related to art, culture, sustainable development, as well as initiatives for environmental protection and cultural heritage. Her constant desire for artistic expression is channeled into her work through associations, research, and interventions. With over 20 years of experience as a real estate agent in Makarska, her personal interest in housing issues, architecture, urban planning, and the protection of cultural and public goods is understandable.