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Trešnjevka – Space and People


Trnje – Space and People

Trešnjevka – Space and People

Exhibition Concept: Kristian Strukić, Goran Arčabić
Authors of Exhibition Segments: Tomislav Anić, Goran Arčabić, Ivan Mlinar, Kristian Strukić, Marko Zubak
Design: Nikolina Jelavić Mitrović
Visual Identity: Igor Kuduz
Venue: Zagreb City Museum
Duration: November 2017 – February 2018

The borders of today’s Trešnjevka quarters (Trešnjevka Sjever and Trešnjevka Jug) provided the framework for the research and presentation of the exhibition Trešnjevka – Space and People. Shortly after Trešnjevka, we organized the exhibition Trnje – Space and People. With these two exhibitions that share the same concept and similar topics, we compared the history of Trnje with the history of Trešnjevka. The transformation of the area, which became part of Zagreb in 1850 with the annexation of its administrative units, was interesting for research and presentation.

The exhibitions traced the transformation of these areas, including their appearance on maps and in regulations of the 19th century Zagreb, the spreading of Zagreb’s slums and/or village life and the attempts to consolidate the area between the two world wars. Finally, it covered the processes of urbanization and rapid modernization after World War 2, as well as the gradual integration of these spaces into the city.

In this process, we presented the city quarters of Trešnjevka (Sjever and Jug) as a whole, but we also focused on particular parts of the area (Stara Trešnjevka, Voltino, Ciglenica, Ljubljanica, Remiza, Pongračevo, Rudeš, Knežija, Horvati, Srednjaci, Gajevo, Gredice, Staglišće, Jarun, Vrbani, Prečko).


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