Informacije o radionici Anatomije otoka na Lastovu 2018.

 

CONTENT 

  Anatomy of Islands Workshops 

 Temporal Communal Networks 

 Island of Lastovo 

Travel and Accommodation 

Contacts 
 
 
 Anatomy of Islands Symposiums and Workshops 
 
 
Founders and members of Anatomy of Islands joined together to develop and build networks of knowledge on the island life and to contribute with their projects to the local communities. The principal goal is to build an international platform for research and island development.   
 
First five year cycle of Anatomy of Islands symposium and workshop took place from 2012 to 2016→ on the island of Vis, supported by a local community, and in 2017, Anatomy of Islands moved to Lastovo. Symposiums and workshops on Vis provided an extraordinary experience of knowledge sharing, bringing the possibilities of rehabilitation and restoration of the beautiful, but underused buildings and agricultural land to the public. That effort was recognized, and Anatomy of Islands was awarded with ARTUR (Architecture and Tourism) Prize in 2016.  Participants of interdisciplinary symposiums dealt with the historical topics, revitalization and rehabilitation of the island heritage, its settlements and villages, speculating on the alternative models of tourist development. The total of 150 lectures and round tables in five years provided us with a powerful insight on both island culture and history, and possibilities of islands future development.  
 
In workshops, closely following the symposiums, students of architecture from different countries, background and islands experiences, designed the projects aiming to improve the current condition of the chosen sites, and to incorporate new, original content to the built environment of an island. International working environment provided us with the set of innovative projects – from architectural to video - for specific locations on the Island of Vis. The Japanese Tea Pavilion was build in 2016, to permanently mark the cooperation of Anatomy of Island and the Island of Vis. 
 
Last year on the Island of Lastovo, we tried to further explore the inter- and transdisciplinary approach, and the workshop opened to the participants apart from the students of architecture. We concluded a successful experiment resulting in and insightful and inspiring projects for the chosen site – little bay and settlement Zaklopatica – and decided to continue to work in a transdisciplinary team in 2018. 
 
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  TEMPORAL COMMUNAL NETWORKS 
 
 18 – 25 September 2018 

 
 When discussing the common good, we start from four basic questions: how is belonging to a community (that manages the common good) defined, what does the common good consist of, when and under what conditions can it be used, and what is the best method of managing it. To all those seeking answers to these questions, islands are an interesting destination: due to their spatial limitations, island societies have always tended to use cooperative and flexible models in dealing with available resources, while exposure to permanent and temporary migrations required constant questioning and reinterpretation of the concepts of community and the communal. It could be said that the definitive, strict border (of the island) leads to softer and more dynamic internal borders, which in turn result in complex and, in terms of ownership, temporally fluid spaces and their networks – which are the central topic of this workshop.  
 
COMMUNAL NETWORKS  
 
On the micro-local level, from the typology of settlements to engineering solutions, the Island of Lastovo offers relatively unexplored but vital examples of sustaining life on the island throughout its multi-millennial history, including examples that could and should provoke re-thinking of the future spatial and social models. The tradition of communal use of restricted resources on Lastovo is an example of self-sustainable management of agricultural land, maritime domain, traffic infrastructure, communal waste, water supply infrastructure, traditional events, and even tourism, as a relatively recent phenomenon that results in the seasonal character of the settlements as well as their multi-functionality, thus posing an additional conceptual and planning challenge. The location of the project assignment is Selo, a medieval but still functioning, although partly abandoned settlement located on an inland slope of the island. An architectural and urbanistic element of vital importance in Selo is sular – a large terrace on the first residential level, typically enclosed by benches forming a sitting area shaded by a pergola. Each neighbourhood has one communal sular. Sulari are also important gathering points along the route of the procession in the traditional annual carnival event, the Lastovo Carnival, when they are open for everyone. Along with paths and squares, they form a complex network of spaces 
with richly layered identity determinants. They can serve as a map providing in sight into the historical character of the whole community as well as the very idea of communal, private and public realms. Permanent and temporary inhabitants of Selo incorporate their own narratives into these already hybrid spaces, gradually changing and adding to the network. Identifying it anew, determining its   contemporary character, and speculating on its modifications are tasks for observation and action.  
 
ASSIGNMENT  
 
As part of the workshop assignment, students will work with interpretive maps of a network of town areas suitable for various forms of communal use to study existing practices of management and conditions of use of those areas. Subsequently, they will design minimal spatial reconstructions, but also propose new forms of individual and collective creative work and “performative actions” that could enrich and strengthen the communal networks embedded into the physical structure of the settlement. On the large scale, it will be necessary to identify various groups that make up the dynamic mosaic of the community and define its connecting characteristics. On the small scale, using the example of the Carnival, additional forms of interaction and collective action could be formulated, inspiring non-commercial cooperation and dialogue between those groups, including tourists, seasonal workers, various categories of “rooted” population, and recent “newcomers”. The results should form a mosaic made up of a concrete spatial concept suitable for hosting suggested social practices and of a less tangible but still deliberate economic micro-model that would facilitate the financing of the planned activities and would constitute a form of egalitarian and solidary interaction. The local community should gain useful guidance, concrete plans for reconstruction or adaptation of buildings, planned interventions in communal spaces, proposals for inventive models of preserving sulari and public gardens, places for sharing personal stories, places for building new identities.   
 
 
 
 ISLAND OF LASTOVO 

 History 
 
Early in history, Greek sailors from South colonies, sailing with their products to historic Illyria, named the island Ladesta, Ladeston or Ladoston, because of its similarities to the island Lado in the Ionic sea. Romans gave the island its Latin name – Insula Augusta – Emperor’s island. During the Middle Ages this name would be transcribed as Augusta, Lagusta, Lagosta. Slavic suffix –ovo combined with Roman form of Lasta gives the island present name of Lastovo. First traces of human life on the island were found in cave Rača, where continuous evidences of habitation reach as far as the late Neolithic Age. Slavs and Neretvians inhabit it in 7th and 8th century. Because of constant attacks on his ships Venetian Doge Pietro Orseolo II conquered the island  in 998 and completely destroyed the settlement, so people of Lastovo decided to build a city on a hill away from the coast, where the town Lastovo lives to this day. Byzantine emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitos mentioned Lastovo in the 10th century. In the 13th century Lastovo voluntarily joined to the Dubrovnik Republic, after the Republic promised that it would honor Lastovo’s internal autonomy and traditions. Lastovo’s Statute provides evidence the island’s autonomy was complete in 1310  and only partially lost in 1486. Continuous limitation of the island’s autonomy and higher taxes led to a rebellion in 1602. Venice occupied the island the following year and held on to it until 1606  when it was returned to Ragusa (Dubrovnik Republic). The next attempt at rebellion was in 1652  which resulted in a complete loss of the island’s autonomy. In 1806  the French abolished the Republic of Ragusa and Lastovo became a part of the French Empire. British took over the island in 1813 and occupied it until 1815 when it became a part of the Habsburg Empire. Austria brought progress. New lighthouses, census, assets inventory, safe administration and tax management mark the new, better era. Political changes in Europe, followed by WWI and WWII leave Lastovo dependant on the will of temporary governments. Italian occupation of Lastovo lasted since November of 1918 till September of 1943. In 1945 Lastovo became a part of the Federal Peoples’ Republic of Yugoslavia and in 1952 one of the new Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Republic Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. However, Peoples’ Army of Yugoslavia didn’t leave their military bases on Lastovo until July 1992. That was the end of any foreign governance over Lastovo and Croatia. 

 

Explore Lastovo 


 Rector’s Palace  
Rector’s Palace was a royal residence built on the most prominent site in the village – on location beyond  the place and the parish church ,at the foot of the castle on Glavica. It was under reconstruction many times but remains one of the most beautiful house on Lastovo. 
 The Statute of Lastovo 
The Statute of Lastovo, a book of rules and customs of the Assembly and Municipality of the island of Lastovo, was adopted at a public gathering in Lastovo seven hundred years ago. The book begins with the oath of the Dubrovnik Commune that it would respect all ancient customs of the island’s inhabitants, who had voluntarily surrendered to the Commune of the City of Dubrovnik. A set of 30 provisions, adopted in the first edition of the Statute that year, clearly describes the labor and social relations within the island’s community. 
 Lastovo chimneys 
Lastovo chimneys are a trademarks of Lastovo. You can see them int he place Lastovo. Every chimney is different and special. 
 Rača cave 
The oldest evidences of the man’s existence on the island found in the Rača cave are dated to the fourth millennium BC. The excavations in Rača situated in the south-eastern  part of the island , near Skrivena luka, revealed a human settlement inhabited from early Stone age till the Roman epoque. The large number of artefacts of the Neolithic Hvar Culture indicate continuous use of Rača over  a long “pre-historic” period of time,whereas in the late Bronze Age the cave was probably inhabited only occasionally. In the cave was found an, even for the east Adriatic area unique,double-bladed razor, round shaped with a cross engraved in the middle. Rača cave is the only cave on the island in which you can go without fear, it is easy to enter, only bring a flash light ! 
 Churches 
Lastovo has 46 churches, islands and fields. 21 churches are registered as protected cultural goods. Lastovo’s inhabitants had them built for saints to watch over them on their daily life paths and protect them from hardships and illnesses. The oldest church – an Early Christian basilica in Ubli dates back to the 6th century. The oldest preserved chapel is St. Luke’s from the 11th century. The Parish Church of Sts. Cosmas and Damian in the village of Lastovo was built in the 15th century and widened in the 17th century. 
 
 Beaches and bays 
The sea around Lastovo is crystal clear, and because of its beauty attractive to many tourist. Every bay on the island is hidden underneath pine tries which are providing shadow in very hot summer days. 
Beaches on Lastovo are mainly rocky, natural ones with no interventions and devastation on nature. We are providing you a list of all places where you can swim. There is no doubt that every one can find its favorite place and the one thing we can promise you –  a crystal clear sea. 
Saint Mihovil and Lučica are beaches near place Lastovo. 
https://tz-lastovo.hr/en/guide/beaches-and-bays/ 
 
Lastovo Carnival 
Carnival on Lastovo – known as Poklade - is a unique, for centuries preserved multi-day folk event. Everything takes place according to very strict centuries old ritual, in memory of the event from 1483 when the Catalanes intended to attack, rob and conquer Lastovo, which was at that time part of the Dubrovnik Republic. Lastovo Carnival is protected by the Act on the protection and preservation of cultural goods of 17.01.2008. as intangible cultural heritage (list of all intangible cultural heritage). Local legend says that after a failed attempt to conquer the town of Korcula, Catalan pirates sent a  messenger to Lastovo to tell the islanders to surrender or they would be next. The inhabitants of Lastovo did not let themselves be intimidated – instead, they armed themselves and attacked. Women and children prayed to Sv. Jure (St. George) for help and their prayers were answered: a storm destroyed the pirates' ships and the inhabitants of Lastovo caught the messenger. In order to mock him, he was taken through the village on the back of a donkey and was afterwards sentenced and burned to death. This event is celebrated at the Carnival every year over a period of two days just before lent. First recorded mention of the Lastovo carnival dates back to the 16th century. In 1597, the Prince forbade the often riotous carnival crowd to bear arms. Those who disobeyed his decree ran the risk of being banished from the island. In honor of this event, every year on Shrove Tuesday, after a 3 day ceremony, islanders burn a doll made of straw. For centuries, the Carnival customs occur in the same way as a real, authentic folk performance/story in several pictures. The Lastovo Carnival is not a passing trend of modern times - it is the pearl of the island's cultural heritage. 
 
 
 TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION 

How to reach Lastovo 
 
FERY Split - Vela Luka – Ubli    10.15 i 17.30h (every day) 
FERY Ubli – Vela Luka – Split   04.30 i 11.15 (every day) 
FERY Ubli – Vela Luka              19.00 (every day) 
CATAMARAN Split – Hvar – Vela Luka – Ubli      15.00 (every day) 
CATAMARAN Ubli – Vela Luka – Hvar – Split       04.25 (every day), 07.00 (Sunday) 
 
Price: Fery (one way ticket): 65 kn (8 €), Catamaran  (one way) : 75 Kn (9 €) 
 
*You can buy tickets on Jadrolinija web-site https://www.jadrolinija.hr/ or in the fery port on the day of departure 
Note: It is not necessary to make a reservation 
You can check on timetable on the following links: 
www.putovnica.hr 
https://www.jadrolinija.hr/ 
 
 Accommodation 

 On Lastovo, accommodation is available in all of six settlements.  One can choose between private houses, rooms or apartments, camping place, lighthouse or hotel. On web page of Tourist board you can find basic information about each of them and for booking you need to contact them in person using contact form below or by the phone number provided. Tourist board doesn’t make booking arrangements. 
During the workshop, unless you are arriving with your own car, we highly recommend that you find the accommodation in Selo (Lastovo), since the commuting on the island is not very simple. 
For all the information on accommodation we advise you to contact Mezzomondo agency from Lastovo. 
http://www.mezzomondo.hr/ 
 
https://tz-lastovo.hr/smjestaj/ 
 
Restaurants 
Amfora (https://amfora-lastovo.hr/en/) 
Fumari (http://www.lastovo.in/konoba/) 
For more information:  https://tz7th Anatomy of Island 2018 

 
Symposium 15th  - 18th September Workshop 18th – 25th September 
 
 Participation fee: 300 kn (40 €), students 150 kn (20 €) per person. Participation fee provides for organization of symposyum, workshop and closing dinner. Members of asociations Anatomy of Island and Dobre Dobricevic have a 20% discount. 
 
Payment account: HR9823300031153156152, Splitska banka (note „Kotizacija Anatomija 2018“) or during the registration on Lastovo. 
 
 Contact 
 
info@anatomija-otoka.hr

dianamagdic@gmail.com 

 

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