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Locals’n’Nomads: from a crash course about Sudamja to DVK’s Life Now exhibition

Nikolina Kukoč

Nikolina Kukoč


Another “Locals’n’Nomads” meetup is behind us and this one was really interesting! 😀

Despite the somewhat rainy spring afternoon, we managed to take a walk through the city center while talking about all things Sudamja – by far the biggest local holiday in Split, celebrated for centuries on May 7th.

That is the day when we celebrate the Day of the City of Split, but also our patron saint, St. Domnius, who is better known as Sveti Duje and even Sveti Dujam. Sudamja as the name of the celebration comes from the second version of the saint’s name (Dujam – Sudamja).

And while this celebration of Split’s protector has its religious origins, the festivities are actually sort of like Split’s birthday with many secular celebrations and events added to it: concerts, exhibitions, performances, food fairs, street fairs, tombola, etc.

We hope the nomads in attendance are now a bit more informed about Split’s upcoming birthday party!

After our little Sudamja tour of the city center, we had a drink or two at Marvlvs Library Jazz Bar. Where else would we host a cultural “Locals’n’Nomads but at the house where one of our most famous writers was born?!

As is customary with our meetup, the conversations were lively and plenty of different topics came up.

To wrap up our little cultural gathering of the day, we visited the student exhibition of The Department of Visual Communication Design of the Academy of Arts in Split. Titled “Life Now”, the exhibition is a part of this year’s Science Festival.

We also supported the local student association DVK by buying some really cool tote bags. 🙂

The exhibition works were created by students as part of the courses Illustration, Graphic Design, and Graphic Technology and it will be until May 20th. You can check it out at the CTRL+Z gallery situated at the Academy of Arts (address: Zagrebačka 3).

There are some very interesting works to see there, so make sure not to miss it!

Overall, we had a really lovely time at this “Locals’n’Nomads” meetup. However, as always, we are excited for (and already planning) the next one!

Photos by: Bruno Dubravec
“Life Now” exhibition visual by: DVK Association

p.s. For those curious about previous editions of the “Locals’n’Nomads” meetup, the overviews can be found here: LN-1, LN-2, LN-3, LN-4, LN-5, LN-6, LN-7, LN-8, LN-9, LN-10.


About author:

Nikolina Kukoč

Researching is woven into my DNA, but I am a musician at heart. Interested in too many things and always curious. Forever in love with Split and enchanted by people who teach me new things. When I am not creating content about Split's tech community, you will find me in singing rehearsals, somewhere in nature, in the theater, or with my head stuck in a book. I do my best to live by the verse from the opera "Fedora" by Umberto Giordano: "Love forbids you not to love."

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