Architectural Dialogies: Italy and Croatia in the Interwar Period


On Thursday, 27 of October at 5 pm the first in three series of lectures called Architectural Dialogues: Italy and Croatia in the Interwar Period will take place in Oris House of Architecture (Kralja Držislava 3).

After the treatise of Rapallo (1921), Istra, Rijeka, part of the Kvarner area and Zadar with its archipelago become parts of Italian kingdom. Moreover, between 1941 and 1943 Italian forces occupied territories of Split and Kotor forming the Governorate of Dalmatia. The Italian administration of parts of present-day Croatia coincided with the rise and fall of fascism and left visible traces in form of architectures, projects, texts and exhibitions, analyzed so far in piecemeal fashion by Croatian and Italian researchers.

The conference series, which includes lectures by Croatian, Italian and Swiss researchers, aims to open a more articulate and comprehensive discussion on the subject, confronting the historiographies often separated by language barrier. The series covers different and evolving aspect of subject area: interpretations the historical heritage (27 October 2016); urban scale interventions and planning (24 November 2016) and analysis of important buildings in Croatia designed by protagonist of the Italian interwar architectural scene (8 December 2016). 

The first meeting entitled Interpreting the Heritage will include the following four lectures:

Guido ZucconiInterpreting the heritage of the East Adriatic coast in the interwar Italy 
Marko ŠpikićRestoration in Zadar, Split and Pula between the Rapallo and Paris Treaties
Marija TonkovićPortraying the heritage: Dalmatian photo albums of Luciano Morpurgo 
Jasenka Gudelj: Croatian heritage in Italy: the architecture of institutions of St. Jerome in Rome  

The lectures will be conducted in English.