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Mali Zagreb – stop, look down and find a small city

Little Zagreb

Mali Zagreb

The new art project Mali Zagreb, which we featured recently, will be set up in eleven attractive locations in the city of Zagreb.

The series of miniature installations, which are reminiscent of the facades of Zagreb’s residential buildings and the windows of once-typical Zagreb shops and trades, will be displayed at locations around the city from 21 March to 5 September 2021.

The author of the Mali Zagreb, artist and director Filip Filković Philatz created the story which he has turned into a unique project with young creatives Mia Martinović, Josip Kresović and Lucija Švob.

With the help of photo-manipulations, Filip has been turning curbs around the city of Zagreb into a beautiful miniature world.

Little Zagreb: A magical miniature city beneath your feet

(Photo credit: Filip Filkovic Philatz)

The Zagreb Tourist Board also took part in the realisation of the project, and director Martina Bienenfeld said: “We saw the signs of this irresistible art project at the end of 2020, when a series of photo manipulations of miniatures depicting Zagreb homes, shops and houses was published on social networks. We connected with the creative young team behind the project because we wanted to breathe life into these virtual miniatures, so, symbolically, with the first day of spring, these charming but complex installations will come to life in reality. With its discreet appearance, Little Zagreb always creates a desirable moment of surprise for everyone who sees it, and as a non-invasive and ambient outdoor project that does not encourage large gatherings, it is a real example of positioning Zagreb as a responsible and safe destination.”

Little Zagreb: A magical miniature city beneath your feet

(Photo credit: Filip Filkovic Philatz)

Little Zagreb: A magical miniature city beneath your feet

(Photo credit: Filip Filkovic Philatz)

Although they are located in the very centre of the city, the miniature works of Mali Zagreb are placed in unusual and unexpected places – on the curbs and at the foot of fences, walls and buildings in public areas.

Little Zagreb: A magical miniature city beneath your feet

(Photo credit: Filip Filkovic Philatz)

Little Zagreb: A magical miniature city beneath your feet

(Photo credit: Filip Filkovic Philatz)

To see them and enjoy them, you need to stop, look down and look for them. To facilitate the search, a special map has been created that covers all locations, and can be picked up from the Visitor Centre or online at malizagreb.com

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