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Workshop(more than...) the markets of Split

Split, 5-11.9.2022 – the fourth Split Case, architectural and urban design-research co+re workshop

urban infraordinary, right to the city + quality of everyday life

Starting with (un)structured explorations of historic, central parts of city of Split, co+re WS 2O22 begins from one of the basic human needs, from food and practices of its (co)production, (co)distribution, (co)appreciation, (co)evaluation - or (re)production, (re)distribution, (re)appreciation, (re)evaluation, only to sets stage for critical and creative investigation (research) and responses (design) of spatial aspects of urban and urbane life. Digging deep into rich repository of local urbanity, diverse latent knowledges, experiences and skills of urban existence in/of the city of Split - a concrete city in this particular historic moment, the cross-cultural Workshop teams will be (re)searching the remembered and existing pleasures of everyday, urbane existence, and (re)imagining new kinds and levels of the quality of life in this city, within theoretical and existential frameworks of the right to the city and the quality of life, looking beyond the bounds of consumption. As the name of this heuristic event suggests, while starting from markets, we seek and intend to deal with much more than the markets of Split – with the totality of urban life (the crucial layer of which remain – the markets).

The pleasures of work to be conducted within the more than ... the Markets of Split Workshop will start with fieldwork, and include observation sessions, group and individual immersions into realities of everyday life, notation, recording, mapping, conceptualising creative and critical responses, reaching design … or, perhaps, the other way round. Such excursions into the social and physical fabrics of the city of Split will be fed by diverse reactions and interruptions, responses and inputs provided by the more experienced participants of the Workshop, via impromptu lecture and crit jam sessions … with ample opportunities to reverse that, predefined order. Ideally, the format will be(come) that of the Symposium as lived intellectual experience, close to the original Greek συμπόσιον, where the knowledges of the body were never judged as inferior, but simply other in relation to the officially sanctioned thought.

Invited speakers will seek (to inspire in hope to get inspired), by reaching into their personal investigations of theory and practice, by letting (the thoughts) go, in comprehension that “the body is far from behaving as a simple passive receptor” (Serres, 2008).

In shortest, we hope that more than ... The Markets of Split will find its way to rebel against artificial fragmentation of knowledge, question separation of theory and design, thinking and making architecture and cities, the pragmatism of oversimplified and impoverished existences – in search of urban spaces truly lived. Multiscale spaces, multisensorial experiences. That total act (Merleau Ponty). As in Lefebvre’s summary of his own oeuvre, “if this inquiry seeks to challenge anything, it is power and its essence”. The co+re organisers believe that the pleasure of thought and action within much more than ...the Markets of Split will produce quality worthy of a book, at least matching that of The Split Case - density, intensity, resilience (Tokyo, 2012), and desire to gather again and do more.


initiative + organisation: Davisi Boontharm, Darko Radović (co+re.partnership) + Neno Kezić, host (Fac. of Engineering, Architecture, Geodesy, Split)


academics and experts: University of Split; Professor Neno Kezić + other academics + local experts: Hrvoje Bota, Dinko Peračić,

Snježana Perojević + co+re.partners Prof. Davisi Boontharm and Darko Radović + Keio University, Tokyo, Japan: Prof. Jorge Almazán, Mita Akira, Ogawa Ami, Sano Satoshi (co+re.partner) + University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Prof. Tadej Glažar (co+re.partner)+Universidad de las Américas, Quito, Ecuador, Prof. Ana Medina + Politecnico di Milano, Prof. Gabriele Masera (co+re.partner) + invited guest lecturers and critics, involved in crit sessions and ad hoc discussions, live in Split or via Zoom, including Rafael Balboa (Studio Wasabi, Tokyo), Leonardo Chiesi (University of Florence), Alice Covatta (Univ. of Montreal), Angela Colucci (Politecnico di Milano), Ray Lucas (Manchester School of Architecture), Senada Demirović (Univ. of Mostar),Ko Nakamura (Waseda Univ., Tokyo), David Sim, (Sanja Žonja (Keio, Tokyo) ++ +


Kazuyo Hirano - Keio

Toru Sadano - Keio

Mayo Nishikata - Keio

Yuna Matsuyama - Keio

Yoriaki Hirota – Keio

Hitoshi Miyazaki - Keio

Yurino Oguri - Keio

Shogo Ohashi - Keio

Filip Mikuž - (ULAF)

Ana Logar (ULAF)

Riccardo Clerici - PoliMi

Aisha Kallil - PoliMi

Giacomo Ontano - PoliMi

Yuanyuan Yang - PoliMi

Sophie Berbari - PoliMi

Lissette Arévalo – UdlA

Eric Heredia – UdlA (online)

Gretta Toala – UdlA (online)

Sebastián Cárdenas–UdlA (online)

Andrea Žuvić (ST)

Marjan Okuka (ST)

Sara Stubnja Pavičin (ST)

Sandi Terzić (ST)

Paul Lombardić (ST)

Bruno Janković (ST)

Modesty Leu (ST)

Marina Anić (ST)

Anamaria Veštić (ST)

Mira Tomić (ST)


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