Motel Trogir was built in 1965 at the western entrance to the town of Trogir, according to the design of the architect Ivan Vitić, representing today one of its neuralgic points, having endured years of devastation due to unresolved property relations.

Motel trogir is re-mobilised in a maquette prototype. In a zipped format it circulates by mail & social networks, contradicting its present passive analogous nature.

The postcards were designed in collaboration with product designer Nuša Jelenec. Commision: Loose Associations, http://moteltrogir.tumblr.com. Split/Trogir/Ljubljana (CRO, SI)


Japanese Knotweed paper: New rhizomatic messenger

Together with Nuša and Katarina (Re-generacija team) we are developing a holistic plan that implements the invasive Knotweed into the local economies.
The goal of the project is to reassure ressilience and biodiversity of the natural habitat and to raise awareness around our relations to nature, to migrations and social equality.


Knowing Food (Temporary Design Collective)

As a part of the BIO50 Design Biennal in Ljubljana the Knowing Food collective framed collaborative as well as individual projects which focused on the social aspects of practices connected to food and everyday life.

While researching current needs in the neighbourhood where the museum is located, our multydisciplinary collective organised several events and workshops with the local community.

A set of commoning actions such as: swapping local seedlings exchange, balcony gardening workshop, urban foraging field trips and a temporary local food swap market were planned in order to raise awareness about reasons for strenghtening the local food resilience, social interactions and creating a supporting link between the cultural institution and the local residences.

Mentors: Digna Kosse, Lucas Mullié (Food- curators). Local participants: Gaja Mežnarić Osole, Jan Kikelj, Leonora Jakovljević, Nuša Jelenec, Katarina Dekleva

Herbarium from the Urban Fields

Herbarium represents an in situ exploration of existing social and vegetational geographies within an urban neighbourhood of the Fužine area, Ljubljana (Slovenia). This publication is a chronological collection of notes and partial propositions based on a series of authors field-trips to forage in the urban wilds. The exploration assembles a harvest of situated knowledges, gathered through picking up edible plants, walking, talking to people and organising workshops.

The work interlaces the observations with creative reflections by introducing contemporary tools and activities for local co-existence such as the local map of edible landscapes, food labelling system, collective foraging economies, edible currencies, recipes, edible preserves and curiosity interviews.

The work was made as a part of design biennal - BIO50.


Falopia Japonica, a Friendly Enemy (Speculative Workshop)

Through pinpointing a very specific indicator of the current socio-political order such as the emergence of the invasive plants, especially the Japanese Knotweed, we can question how can we produce alternative dynamics of situated co-existence.

The workshop aim was to think through such an example and ideate new synergies between the man and the environment, plan collaborative activities, find new ways to use the plant for food production, healing and well-being and/or designing new sustainable materials ...

Local experts from the fields of sociology, biology, pharmacy and political sciences together with the interested community of participants collaboratively explored the potentialities of edible invasive species.

After informative introductions, participants started to prototype their own future scenarios. The event ended with the round of reflections and a discussion to set the ground for further actions.

Link to the workshop's webpage.
Workshop was facilitated in collaboration with Servis8 in MAO, Museum of Design and Architecture as a part of BIO50 event series.


Underground Party

I went to Milan to create an opening event for the Pop-Up dom exhibiting in Ventura Lambrate. I baked 500 edible timbers and salt dough pots. Visitors could dig in to the food by dipping the timbers into the bowls with spreads.


New Cross Commoners Publication

During the last year I have been a part of the the local/academic research group that was exploring the potential of local commons. I have designed and made a small contribution to their/our first publication.