“Evenings at the Moise”: From Garbage to Art

Yet another event has been added to the Moise Palace becoming Rijeka’s scientific and educational center: last Friday, June 26th, 2020 a lecture entitled “From Garbage to Art” was held by an artist Tanja Blašković.

“We Have Become a Culture of Disposing”

Tanja Blašković presented her work by re-introducing plastic bags and bottle caps, her contribution to raising awareness about the issues related to plastic waste. For example, plastic bags are not being recycled – they are not being sent to recycling factories – a management detail most people are not aware of. Therefore, plastic bags represent an almost unsolvable problem: they take up to a thousand years to decompose, and when they finally do decompose, they turn into microplastics. By stacking bags, the artist makes the so-called ironed nylon, a solid material which she uses to create paintings, scenography, decorations, and useful objects (handbags, pencil cases, backpacks, and jewelry). She has held numerous workshops with children and adults on the matter of repurposing plastic waste.

 

Fridays at the Moise Become Evenings at the Moise

The next event at the Moise is conceived as a panel discussion, and set on the eve of the upcoming Croatian parliamentary elections, on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 8 PM. The topic of the discussion led by dr. sc. Sanja Bojanić and dr. sc. Marko-Luka Zubčić is “How Can We Improve Our Democracy?”