From the Citizens to Their City
From the Citizens to Their City is the name of an open and growing community that gathers protagonists from artistic, cultural and educational circles of Rijeka. The name is taken from a wall plaque that bears the inscription From the Citizens to Their City / Rijeka 1983. This plaque, one of the many plaques of this kind in Rijeka, stands at the very beginning of Križanićeva Street. It speaks about a voluntary engagement by people who are our neighbors today, by people who used to live here – by the citizens of Rijeka, in the creation of common good.
From the Citizens to Their City is a platform for mediation of artistic, cultural and educational programs, whose objective is to improve the development and cohesion of Rijeka's art scene on the national and international level, as well as to enlarge the audience and develop their cultural and artistic interests and engagement. The platform aims to support art productions that meet the specific needs of communities and public space, thereby developing strategies of community art practices on the local level. In the framework of mediation and production programs, the platform From the Citizens to Their City includes activities such public lectures, workshops, open discussions, art interventions in the city, exhibitions, publications, international and national collaborations… From the Citizens to Their City promotes the principles of openness, solidarity, participation, inclusion and interdisciplinarity, and supports the revitalization of the idea of community by producing an authentic artistic and interdisciplinary discourse.
The platform From the Citizens to Their City is created with the support from the Canadian foundation Musagetes and the Rijeka Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and uses the space of Kamov Studio in Križanićeva Street as its base.