We are inviting you to join our guided tours that will take place on Saturday, 19th of September at 11 a.m. and on Friday, 25th of September at 3 p.m. in Trešnjevka. On Saturday, Kosjenka Laszlo Klemar from the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla will take us through Savska street back to the beginning of industrialisation of Trešnjevka and Zagreb. The following Friday, Tihana Bertek from the K-zona Association will take us on a quest for fragments of women`s history of this district. 


Due to the epidemiological situation, the number of participants is limited, so please announce your arrival via email by 4 p.m. on the 18th of September at the latest for the first tour and by 24th of September for the second tour.


The tour Savska cesta and the beginnings of industrialisation of Trešnjevka commences at the former streetcar barn, currently the Technical Museum and takes us to locations where all kinds of consumer goods were manufactured, from matches and furniture to lace and toast. Kosjenka Laszlo Klemar, the author of the tour emphasises that: „the research and recording of the history of factories in Savska is significant in the context of the development of Zagreb as an industrial centre and in the context of industrial progress and development of industry, industrial establishments and plants in this area. Beside that, their history (launching, development and shutting down/restructuring) offers a direct insight into the socio-political events of the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. The data on working conditions and labour strikes is an important source for writing history of the proletariat and labour organising“. 


„The history of anonymous female workers who have done the unpaid reproductive work, the history of teachers, migrants and peasants also constitute the history of Trešenjevka“ indicates Tihana Bertek. Commencing at the Marica Pataky Kindergarten in Vukovarska street through a meandering path, she takes us to the neighbourhood spots which, if looked at closely, reveal fragments of women`s history of Trešnjevka. The author points out: „the form of the guided walk reflects the impalpability and unrecorded female presence in the city tissue, still resisting the profoundly dominant linear approach to history. The intention is to open space for new readings of the neighbourhood, but also to incite a different, more just and complete historiography in the future“.



Organisers of tour „Savska cesta and the beginning of industrialisation of Trešnjevka”: BLOK and the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla

Organisers of tour „Fragments of women`s history of Trešnjevka”: BLOK and K-zona

The Neighbourhood Museum Trešnjevka – Building up from Bottom up project is conducted by BLOK in partnership with Centre for Peace Studies, SF:ius, K-zone and the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla. The project has been co-financed by the EU European Social Fund as part of the operative program Efficient Human Resources. Total project value: 790.911,69 HRK (EU financing: 672.274,94 HRK). The content of this notice is in sole liability of BLOK.