Conference series Architectural dialogues: Italy and Croatia in the interwar period

Zagreb, Oris – Kuča arhitekture, Ul. kralja Držislava 3, October 27 – December 8, 2016

Italian cultural institute, Zagreb, House of architecture Oris
Organized by Giuseppe Bonaccorso (University of Camerino) and Jasenka Gudelj (University of Zagreb)
October-December 2016

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

The conference series will take place at House of architecture Oris, Kralja Držislava 3, Zagreb, Croatia.


1. INTERPRETING THE HERITAGE: 27 October 2016, 17:00h
Guido Zucconi: Interpreting the heritage of the East Adriatic coast in the interwar Italy

Marko Špikič: Restoration in Zadar, Split and Pula between the Rapallo and Paris Treaties

Marija Tonkovič: Portraying the heritage: Dalmatian photo albums of Luciano Morpurgo

Jasenka Gudelj: Croatian heritage in Italy: the architecture of institutions of St. Jerome in Rome

Ferruccio Canali: Urban planning and interventions in the East Adriatic towns

Julija Lozzi Barkovič: Rijeka: plans, architectures, designers

Dražen Arbutina: Zadar: plans, architectures, designers

Sanja Cvetko Jerkovič: Planned towns: case study Raša

3.  BUILDINGS AND ARCHITECTS: 8 December 2016, 16:00h
Giuseppe Bonaccorso: Marcello Piacentini and Assicurazioni Generali: case study Zagreb

Katrin Albrecht: Angiolo Mazzoni and Post office in Pula

Tamara Bjažič: Fairs and conflicts? Italy-Croatia before and after 1945

Giuseppe Bonaccorso, Jasenka Gudelj: Architectural dialogues – protagonists, conclusions and new beginnings


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