The Gap Between 2016 /// Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

The desire of every urban and architectural plan is the creation of a happy population in good living conditions. Throughout the history town planning can be closely connected with the universal human quest for happiness. Cities and their architectural form significantly affect the posture, feelings and everyday behavior of its inhabitants, cityscape is therefore a mirror of general satisfaction. Urban Projects are often conceived as projections for a brighter future, the city becomes a platform for creating human happiness. There is a belief that we can achieve happiness through our own efforts and not depend on some external influences. Utopia is becoming reality. Built from the ground up, the new City from tabula rasa situation gives the possibility to create a new world, completely unburdened by the weaknesses of past systems. A city that lays the foundation for a new society, a place that becomes a symbol for a new era of true humanism, a City that defends human rights. This work can be interpreted as a critique of the idea of an ideal city, which throughout the history of civilization shows numerous gaps between theory and practice, regardless of the state of the civilization. Is there such a thing as an ideal city, or is it a process that is constantly changing depending on changes in the man himself and with the changes of his needs. Today, the city needs to adapt to man, and not vice versa, and in that sense it should develop its functions through new systems, e g : smaller organizational units that adapt to man by age and occupation, and by the general state of civilization.