Departure // Meeting Point: Saturday May 30th 09:30 polazak sa Trga Bana Josipa Jelačića (Bus Terminal) 19:00 Return to Rijeka Bustation
After the end of Second World War – like in many other nations in the former East and West – mass tourism infrastructure represented a driving force for the modernization of society and economy. In the case of the newly established FR of Yugoslavia it was of even greater importance: Hotels and resorts therefore had been stages and meeting points to showcase the „success” of it’s unique third way politics of the non alignment movement and workers self management to both domestic and international guests. Due to the war, the use as refuge camps, delayed privatization, legal insecurity related to ownership, and other reasons, the current status of these brilliant symbols of modernization range from decent to tasteless refurbishments and to surprisingly many vacant melancholic ruins.
Tour Guide: Michael Zinganel, cultural historian, architect, artist, and curator of the recent exhibition “Holidays after the Fall” at MMSU Rijek,a co-editor of the book “Holidays after the Fall”.
Route//Sites visited, e.g.: Ivan Vitić, Ruin of Motel Sljeme, Prelika Rijeka, 1964–65 Zdravko Bregovac: Refurbished Hotel Ambasador, Opatija, 1966 Branco Zniderec: Refurbished Hotel Adriatic II, Opatja, 1970–72 Darko Turato: (almost orignial) Ad Turres resort, Crikvenica, 1970 Igor Emili: (almost orignial) Hotel Uvala Scott, Kraljevica, 1966–69 Boris Magaš: Ruin of Haludovo resort, Malinska, 1971–72
Prize per Person for bus and tour guide: 160 kuna for adults // 80 kuna for students
Registration and further Information:
Renato Stanković and Mirna Gurdon Odsjek za kulturalne studije | Department of Cultural Studies
Filozofski fakultet | Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Sveučilišna avenija 4, 51000 Rijeka Tel. +385 51 265 696 Mob. +385 95 384 9999
For more detailed information see also the publication: Holidays after the Fall: Seaside Architecture and Urbanism in Bulgaria and Croatia, co-edited by Elke Beyer, Anke Hagemann, and Michael Zinganel, published by JOVIS, Berlin in 2013 http://tracingspaces.net/new-book/