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Maj Horn (DK), Magic Carpets

Artist book/alternative guidebook to Zagreb
Lost in Zagreb is a city guide/artist book that offers the chance to do exactly that on the streets of Zagreb – to offer hidden and, sometimes, not so hidden, places in the city of Zagreb through the eyes of different people who created it. The guidebook aims to lead to discoveries of new places, communities, and experiences through 6 chapters: Community places, Venues to experience art, Marketplaces, Fashion, Places for children, and Green areas and the mountain Medvednica. The guide is both in English, Arabic, and Croatian, created with the aim of reaching new citizens and guests of the city, and it is free.
The project of creating the guidebook was shaped through diverse processes, such as walks hosted by “indigenous” people who know how different neighborhoods live and breathe, through discussions, and mapping workshops, together with a group of local artists and current and former asylum seekers, people with various skills, including a poet, a taxi driver, an economy student, and a chef. The graphic design of the guidebook was provided in the following months of the hot summer and incoming autumn by the post-conceptual artist Niko Mihaljević. The combined efforts resulted in the guidebook where different voices and perspectives are reflected in the texts and images of the guide.
Lost in Zagreb was realized in the framework of Magic Carpets, a Creative Europe project.
You can download your digital copy of the guidebook here.