Creative District. Street Art. Cultural entrepreneurs. Art galleries. Bars. Clubs. Gentrification. Controversial large scale development project. A unique place where you can see all these powers and the tensions among them at work in real time.
A district at the right bank of the Sava river, drawing the attention of Belgraders, visitors from abroad, investors from the Middle East, even some world media.
By night this is Belgrade’s party scene. By day this is the scene of the artistic, design and entertainment content placed in abandoned industrial structures. Depending on the day we may pop into an art show opening, a performance, a food show, a fashion market, a design event
At the same time, these is the scene of a heated urbanistic and cultural debate on how the city will look in future.
At the beginning of the XX century the district was shaped by the magnates of that time, who left several pearls of architecture. These gentlemen made it from rags to riches. After the WWII and the relocation of the commercial port from here the district fell off the radar. It has been booming again, over the last few years, as the cultural entrepreneurs, creatives and nightlife tastemakers are giving it a cultural makeover. Another remake or more could be upon it, a large scale waterfront development project which is triggering a lot of interesting questions we can explore together.