From Garbage to Art

“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?”

 

“Fridays at the Moise” – Dr. Juraj Sepčić

“Fridays at the Moise” gatherings have continued on June 19th, 2020, with a lecture entitled “About Health”, and held by prof. dr. sc. Juraj Sepčić. The lecture is a part of a weekly event organized by the Centre for Lifelong Learning and the University of Rijeka.

“Health Is Silence of the Body”

Dr. Sepčić is professor emeritus at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka. His long career in working with patients and continuously studying medical science(s), enabled dr. Sepčić to introduce to us the concept of “health” through many aspects and circumstances. He began by asking – What is “health” and what does it mean to be “healthy”? Is it just the absence of disease, or does “being healthy” mean more than that? Those who visited last Friday’s lecture had the opportunity to hear about various approaches to health, as well as about the importance of an individual and a holistic approach to each person when it comes to enhancing their health.

Next Friday, on June 26th, 2020, the Moise Palace will host Tanja Blašković, an art pedagogue whose lecture entitled “From Garbage to Art” will consider the use of plastic bags as a medium for creating works of art and fashion accessories.

Thanks to Walter Salković for the photo coverage of our last Friday event and we hope to see as many interested citizens next Friday at the Moise as well.