• Local community

    The KRAK Center for Contemporary Culture is located in the Bihać neighborhood of Hatinac, only a few minutes away from the city center by bike or on foot. On the southern edge of the industrial zone of the former textile factory Kombiteks, bordered by residential houses from the south and summer tourist locations connected to the Una River from the west, KRAK occupies a position "between" or "on the edge" of different spatial units.

    As an urban local community, Hatinac is an excellent example of a micro-community in transition that includes elements of several different periods – from the organic formation of settlements along the right bank of the Una in the Middle Ages, through the modernization of road communications and industrialization in the time of socialist modernism, deindustrialization which began in 1990s, and the transformation that followed and continues to this day.

    In the current urban constellation and configuration, key points can be detected in Hatinac on which it is possible to base a completely new reinterpretation of the spatial connection of different units and the social dynamics of neighborhoods. These are the swimming area and the recreational zone of Brvice on the west side of the neighborhood as localities which communicate with the river; Kombiteks industrial zone in the northern part of the neighborhood; a water tower in its western part; parking for trains in the south of the village and a mosque in the center. KRAK imagines itself as the backbone of the spatial logic of neighborhoods and imagination about the protocols of reaffirmation of the mentioned spatial values and asks the following questions: Can the right bank of the Una breed creative ideas such as KRAK and what does this mean for the spatial dynamics of Bihać? What does the opening of the Center for Contemporary Culture KRAK mean for Hatinac? Does Bihać need a Museum of the Industrial Past and can it be located in Hatinac?

    Two newer monuments placed at different positions speak of a superficial understanding of the spatial dynamics in Hatinac and suggest inexpertness in the proper valorization of local spatial values. It is possible to reconstruct a very unfavorable social, political and cultural framework of the time in which they were created.

    Hatinac is a spatial paradigm with which KRAK identifies and which can serve as a social experiment in the application of global strategies and knowledge at the local level.

    The Center for Contemporary Culture KRAK includes in its premises the activities of the local community, and in this way aims to create a precondition for more intensive cooperation with the local community.