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Marina Batinić

Marina has a B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art History and English Language and Literature (University of Split, Croatia); M.A. in History, Archaeology and Mediterranean Arts (University of Perpignan, France) and an M.A. in Cultural Heritage Management (joint French-Spanish degree from the University in Perpignan and Balearic Islands, Spain). She has been working as a cultural project manager for the last five years and her past work experience includes several NGOs, the University of Perpignan (project manager for the Europe for Citizens programme), the European Commission (Bluebook trainee, DG DEVCO – International Cooperation and Development, Knowledge Management Unit) and the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine (Ecole de Chaillot – International actions department in the framework of the program “Profession Culture” by the French Ministry of Culture), Paris, France. She has been engaged as a freelancer guide and cultural mediator at Kanal – Centre Pompidou and currently is the research coordinator at the SME Edgeryders in Brussels, Belgium.

Jasmina Šarić

Jasmina has obtained her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art History and Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split and an M.A. in Curating Art, including Management and Law at Stockholm University. She has been working as a freelance curator for years, currently performing a research on curating “other spaces”. Her most recent curatorial work includes project Tails. Jasmina’s previous working experience includes the University of Split (international relations units), NGOs (consultant for projects in the field of arts and culture), art field (Gallery Studio 21, Tensta Konsthall, Supermarket Art Fair, apexart) and European Commission (Bluebook trainee in Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency). She also worked as a curator in Lauba, Zagreb. She has worked on preparation, management and evaluation of European projects and participated in several trainings and projects, including non-formal education. 

Kristina Tešija

Kristina has obtained her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy and Croatian Language and Literature at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split and finished Youth Studies programme organized by the Croatian Youth Network. She has been working as a teacher, teaching assistant, and sign language interpreter and communication mediator in various elementary and secondary schools. Experienced in non-formal education, she has participated in numerous Erasmus+ projects, working on subjects including arts, creativity, media, democracy, social impact and intercultural dialogue. She has worked as a radio and web journalist for different NGOs, covering topics regarding independent culture and art. Currently, she works as a public sector coordinator for culture at the Multimedia Cultural Center Split, as well as an editor and host at a community radio KLFM, as a freelance theatre critic (gledam.org) and freelance moderator for different events and discussions in film and creative industries in Split, Croatia (Mediterranean Film Festival Split, Kino Mediteran, KineDok, Secret Arts Cinema). She is a member of the Council of Culture for music and performing arts for the City of Split. 

Community members associates:


Andrea Resner

Andrea Resner was born in Split. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2012 and the Art Academy in Split in 2019 (Film and Video). Through a multimedia approach, she addresses the narratives of dreams, trauma and women, with an emphasis on poetics and aesthetics as the main means of the expression. She works in the field of drawing, painting, spatial installation, photography, film and video, costume design, street art and poetry. At CHC she collaborates with the team on the project “Voids”.

Hana Kohout

Hana holds a B.A. degree in Art History and English Language and Literature (University of Split, Croatia) and a M.A degree in Arts and Project Management (Birmingham City University, UK). Trained as an art historian, researcher and writer, she focuses on modern and contemporary art in relation to women artists and the notion of voice. She has volunteered and gained experience in a few contemporary art galleries. She enjoys working in a creative environment to enhance the productivity and organisation of arts businesses. Also, she has further developed her skills in digital marketing and content creation for a contemporary arts organisation Art Link. Besides her passion for contemporary art, she cares for preservation of heritage and recently she became a European Youth Ambassador for ESACH and Europa Nostra to share the voice of young people in the cultural sector and promote collective European heritage.

Meri Vesanović

Meri holds a degree in Art History and Italian studies obtained at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Split. She attended part of her studies at the University of Pavia (Italy) and later as an intern, collaborated on exhibition projects at the Wunderkammern Gallery in Rome. She is currently employed as the gallery manager at Oris House of Architecture gallery in Zagreb. In addition to international cooperation and cultural heritage, she is particularly interested in cultural management and technology as an educational tool.

Tea Kantoci

Tea holds degrees in Journalism (Faculty of Political Sciences Zagreb), Theory and Culture of Fashion (Faculty of Textile Technology), Museology and Heritage Management (Faculty of Philosophy Zagreb), and Women’s Studies (Center for Women’s Studies). She further developed her skills in Italy, Spain and Lithuania. She works as a trainee curator at the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum. Previously she has been the coordinator of exhibitions and students and an assistant curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum and the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb. She is a member of ICOM.

Lara Sobol

Lara holds a degree in Political Science from the Faculty of Political Sciences in Zagreb where she graduated on the topic of industrial heritage management. She was an intern at the Information Office of the European Parliament in Croatia and is currently working in the training department of the EU Project Implementation Agency. Over the years, she has developed in the field of PR through the organization of various events and online marketing and communication. She is interested in international cultural cooperation and in raising awareness of the public about the potential of unused cultural heritage buildings, especially industrial ones. In her spare time, she intensively seeks space for creativity within the public sector.

Mia Konstantinović

Mia received her education and the M.A. degree in Architecture at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy in Split. Over the last few years, she has had an opportunity to further specialize by working on diverse types of architectural projects, from conceptual to detailed designs of interiors, larger or smaller residential buildings, hotels and urban spaces, as well as by writing articles on architecture. She participated in international seminars related to the protection of cultural heritage, and collaborated as a technical support at one of the revitalization workshops organized by CHC. In her spare time, she is also involved in music and is interested in psychology and a contemporary approach to considering architecture as an interdisciplinary practice, the impact of space on various aspects of its user’s life as well as ways of bringing art and architecture closer to a wider audience.

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