Galeb (September 2014)

Photo by Natali Bosić.

How do the threads of history manifest in the cultural fabric of the present? The ship Galeb was the focus of the first in a series of ongoing meetings of the Benčić Youth Council, held on the September 20th and 21st on the ship in Baross harbor. The Benčić Youth Council is a group of young Rijekans who learn, influence, create, and experience many forms of art within the city. They discover and debate art and culture.

Built in Genoa in 1937, Galeb began its life as Ramb III, a transport ship for bananas and southern fruit. Over the course of its career, it has been a war ship during WWII, a school ship, and a presidential yacht. Many famous statesman and Hollywood stars sailed as guests of Josip Broz Tito under its new name, Galeb. In 2006 the Republic of Croatia declared Galeb a national heritage vessel and named the City of Rijeka as its care taker. Because of its rich cultural history, an increasing number of artistic activities on the ship over the last year, and the City’s decision to rent the boat to a private owner, the ship will be the focus of our first workshop. It will be a rich discussion point as the council discusses its possible futures, and will spark creative projects inspired by the ship and its histories. More…

During this first workshop, the council learned about the rich history surrounding the ship as they were thinking deeply about its future. They were using cameras to record sound and video as they were conducting a small research in the streets, asking other children their thoughts and opinions about Galeb. Liberta Mišan, a student artist who recently took part in an international workshop about Galeb and created work relating to the ship presented her work and talked about how it responds to the location.

Following the workshop on September 26th, the council will share and discuss their thoughts on the ship with their peers. A debate will be held at City Hall which will bring together the council and the theatre workshop Malik. They will share knowledge, learn from each other, and discuss how opinions are formed and differing wit
hin the council.

Kako se povijest manifestira u kulturnoj situaciji danas? Brod Galeb smješten u luci Baross bio je fokus prve u nizu aktivnosti Vijeća mladih Benčić tokom 20. i 21. rujna. Vijeće mladih Benčić je grupa mladih Riječana koji uče, utječu, stvaraju i iskušavaju mnoge oblike umjetnosti u gradu. Oni otkrivaju i raspravljaju umjetnost i kulturu.

Sagrađen u Genovi 1937. Galeb je započeo svoj „život“ kao transportni brod za banane i južno voće pod imenom RAMB III. Tokom svoje plovne „karijere“ bio je ratni brod, minopolagač, školski brod, te predsjednička i privatna jahta. Mnogi poznati državnici i zvijezde Hollywooda boravili su na njemu kao gosti Josipa Broza Tita, bivšeg jugoslavenskog predsjednika. Godine 2006. Republika Hrvatska proglasila je brod Galeb kulturnom baštinom i imenovala Grad Rijeku njezinim skrbnikom, nakon čega ga je Grad odlučio i otkupiti. Zbog bogate povijesti, zatim povećanog broja umjetničkih radionica i aktivnosti kroz proteklu godinu, te odluke Grada Rijeke da će dati brod u koncesiju odlučili smo da će Galeb biti tema naših prvih aktivnosti. More…

Tokom ove radionice djeca su naučila što je sve ovaj brod prošao kroz povijest, te su, temeljem toga, razmišljala o njegovoj budućnosti. Koristili su kamere kako bi zabilježili što su naučiti te su proveli malo istraživanje među svojim vršnjacima. Liberta Mišan, mlada umjetnica i polaznica Akademije za primijenjenu umjetnost pokazala im je svoj rad koji je realizirala u sklopu međunarodne radionice koju je vodio poznati umjetnik Ulay na brodu Galeb.

Kako bismo prezentirali našu radionicu, pokazali i prenijeli na druge što smo naučili, 26. rujna u Gradskoj vijećnici (Korzo 16) održati ćemo debatu s gostujućom kazališnom radionicom Malik. Tada ćemo prikazati video uradak i raspravljati o dječjoj informiranosti, kako djeca mogu jedni druge učiti, te kako stvoriti i izraziti vlastito mišljenje.