Oaza is a design practice based in Zagreb

Collective Oaza is a part of the exhibition Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming communities with the project Project Ilica.

Project Ilica is a collaborative, local craft production initiative, realized to recover the disappearing traditional crafts and local economies in Zagreb’s main street Ilica by establishing an educational co-creation model based on knowledge and skills exchange between craftspeople, designers and local residents. Participants are invited to learn and contribute through various activities while co-creating with craftspeople using solely local services and their production processes. By active participation local residents become nanotourists in their own street which results in novel products, services and local economy while recreating Ilica street identity.

Collective Oaza is an art and design practice based in Zagreb founded by six partners in 2013 that design, research, curate, direct and edit content for visual identities, books, campaigns, exhibitions and digital media. Next to commissions and collaborations they engage in investigation of topics that reflect their general approach to design as a political and social discipline directed towards critical questioning of the everyday, mainly through series of self-initiated total design projects. Ongoing explorations tackle notions of alternative models of production and natural resources as founders of Made In network, independent publishing with self-run Oaza Books house and feminist design history via Designers 1930 — 1980: Context, Production, Influences project. Oaza members are active in the fields of formal and informal design education.

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