ZAGREB, May 20, 2021 – The Museum of Broken Relationships in the Croatian capital Zagreb, after last year’s successful program, is once again holding a series of events, lectures and workshops called Green Stories that celebrates our connection with plants, nature and the local community.
The program will be officially unveiled on Saturday, May 22 at 10:30 a.m., with a floral installation and a pop up exhibition “When We Grow Together”. An agronomist and a great admirer of plants, Danijela Bota, will spend the day with visitors, making terrariums, small gardens in jars and completely closed eco-systems.
Then, on Sunday, May 23, we start the day at 9 a.m. with a Green Exchange – bring your seeds, cuttings or plant if you are willing to say goodbye to them and replace them with new green pets. At 11 a.m., Seed of Dreams will follow – a cyanotype workshop led by multidisciplinary artists Akiko Sato and Charlotte Fuentes, and with the help of botanical “templates” and sunlight, workshop participants will create their original design on a canvas bag.
The day ends with a lecture on Care and Orchid maintenance starting at 12 noon. Agronomist and green influencer Nenad Bizic will guide you into all the secrets of successful care of sensitive orchids – to take care of the most popular houseplant in the world with confidence.
After the official opening, the program continues with workshops every Wednesday from May 26 to June 9. On the first Wednesday, May 26 at 4 pm, a workshop of Color Florists Paprat Kolektiv will be held, where participants will have the opportunity to learn how to get color from the spectrum tones hidden in everyday flora.
They will find out how to produce natural colors for their future creations through the symbiosis of botany and chemistry, both in art and design, and in food and drink.
Under the leadership of Jasminka Grbelja (The Finest Soaps, etc.), on Wednesday, June 2, at 6 pm, a Green Cosmetics workshop with a local signature will be held. Her recipes are hidden behind the Museum’s favorite nourishing souvenirs of broken ties, and this is an opportunity to learn how to make macerate from plants, homemade cream and body scrub, using only what nature gives us.
Make your own terrarium, on Wednesday, June 9 at 6 pm under the guidance of Danijela Bota (Walden Plants) participants will get their hands dirty and learn all about the history of terrariums and their development as they make their own jungle in a jar.
The artistic-educational reminiscence of the first flower fair that was once held in the Upper Town is an opportunity to learn something this spring with photosynthesis on the open terrace of the Museum of Broken Relationships.
All workshops are filled.