Workshop 2017 Lastovo workshop 2017, Croatia
Anatomy of Islands “In Pursuit of Public” 18-23 September 2017 at Lastovo island, Croatia
Program ʺAnatomy of Islandsʺ consists of symposiums cand workshops focusing on themes involving island development. Five‐year cycle on the Island of Vis (2012 ‐ 2016) has finished off. The new one, planned for 2017. to 2021., begins on Lastovo, the remotest inhabited Croatian island, a park of nature.
Experts from various disciplines are invited to participate: architecture, geography, archeology, anthropology, sociology, agriculture etc., as well as architecture design and urban planning students.
The workshop location is Zaklopatica bay. It is situated on the north coast of the Island of Lastovo, 11 km from central island settlement. Since the last war, it has been built illegally with buildings that have mostly inappropriate characteristics: monotonous content ‐ apartments, over built‐up areas, impenetrability and over‐privatisation of lungo mare, lack of parking space, chaos with yachts mooring, sewage pits with a direct taphole,…
In spite of the bad spatial condition, in the context of Lastovo, this bay represents most inhabited and most promising part. It has around 60 permanent inhabitants, 80 tourist apartments, which is at least 200 tourists per day in season, 5 restaurants, a diving club… The assignment is to identify problems and create smart solutions and proposals. The result is supposed to be a good quality probe that can be used later as a groundwork for the detailed urban plan.