[architect, Platforma 9,81, Split, Croatia]
(Exploring Openness – Institutional Innovation & Common Resources: A Survey of Practices, pt 1, 21 Jan, 10.30 – 12.30)
Dinko Peračić received a MAA from the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia [IAAC] and an architecture and urban planning degree from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb. He is a founding member of Platforma 9,81 together with Sančanin and Veljačić – an association for architectural research and a partner in the ARP architectural studio. He focuses on projects for culture, urban planning and tourism. Has won awards in several architectural competitions in Croatia. Award of the Architecture salon in Zagreb 2006 with R.Šilje for the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Osijek and 2009 with M. Veljačić for the Youth Centre Split revitalisation project.
Platforma 9.81 Split is a collective of architects from Croatia engaged collaboratively and independently in the critical rethinking of and debate on urban planning and public space. Working as architects they take part in the production and transformation of the built environment, yet this practice is closely entwined with their active involvement in the organization of platforms for discussion and research into economic and cultural shifts, desires and realities that become tangible through architectural transformations. In their research, Miranda Veljačić and Dinko Peračić focus particularly on the Croatian coastline affected by rapid tourist development but also on other cultural and spatial transformations of coastlines. Their other projects include an investigation into the swift changes in Croatia during the period of transition and the activation of a network of temporary public spaces for cultural activities in abandoned premises.