The world of labour has never been more exciting. … and the world of leisure has never been so depressing. How does Rijeka’s future look now with twenty thousand students instead of twenty five thousand industrial jobs lost over the last twenty years?
Dopolavoro is one of the flagships of the Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture project. It is a school of thought regarding former and current work types and conditions, emphasising the relationship between work and technology, which is deeply ingrained in Rijeka’s industrial and technical heritage. There is, however, a certain enthusiasm ignited by the freedom of the digital communications sector, a diverse start-up scene in the city, co-working, and the economy of sharing.
Artists and non-sentimental researchers play an important role in this post-industrial period. It is typical of people working in culture to observe things from an unusual perspective, to ask questions, provoke and design. We have therefore invited several famous Croatian artists/researchers, both local and national, to invite their closest European colleagues to bring the topic of work to life with performances, media works, public sessions and street activities. We expect a gathering that will cause changes and remind Rijeka of its complex relationships towards work. → www.rijeka2020.eu/program/dopolavoro
Poor Decisions are half the fun
Learning From Disobedience – exhibition
The Scheme of Things
Topographies of the Future – exhibition
Oblomo: busy being lazy
Do Plants Dream of the Future?
The Labour of Panic