2010 10 22

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Lots of digging. Mural: Today some contractors came to clean up the graffiti on one of the sides of the secondary dormitory building to prepare for the mural artist to come and paint.… Continue reading

2010 10 18 – 2010 10 19

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On the 18th we were told which sites we designed will actually be built. Out of the 5 designs we will be building the gateway, reconciliation garden, exhibition/corridor space, courtyard, and a mural… Continue reading

2010 10 15 – 2010 10 17

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After a long week of designing, we finally gave our final design presentations. It went well. Marina acted as our translator although afterwards one of the Croatian students said that she changed some… Continue reading

2010 10 13 – 2010 10 15

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Site Analysis. Site Analysis.  Site Analysis. Design. Crit. Design. Crit. Design. Crit. Produce. Produce. Produce. Designing the reconciliation garden has been a bit difficult. All of the other students are just working on… Continue reading

2010 10 12

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So I ended up being the member of the gateway group that was voted out (go figure.. I was the only girl!) and so today was the first day I met with my… Continue reading

2010 10 11

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On Monday we presented our designs to Daniel, Carlos our TA, Ljljana the principal, Marina the Croatian landscape designer / translator, the priest at the dormitory, and the groundskeeper. They looked at my… Continue reading

2010 10 10

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On Monday we continued to work and finish our designs. After looking at the pros and cons of the existing gateway to the dormitory my group proposed a design that could address the… Continue reading

2010 10 09

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Today we went on a tour of Crikvenica, Opatia, and an eco village where Ljljana, the principal at Ucenicki Dom, lives. In Crikvenica we walked along a beach where I collected shells and… Continue reading

Autumn 2010 – Croatia Bloggers

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While many of you have been reading our new UW Study Abroad Blog this quarter, I wanted to jump in a take a moment to introduce all of our talented writers/travelers.  We have three… Continue reading

2010 10 07 – 2010 10 08

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The next day we did some real school work. We had our first tour of the dormitory and of the potential design build sites. The dormitory, Ucenicki Dom “Podmurvice” is an Austro Hungarian building… Continue reading