Piran Magical Points 2017 // Punti magici Piran (13.12.2017)

The event intended for both residents and visitors eager to play, culture, discover the unknown in the city center and to understand the structure and energy of the city center of Piran. The event was drawn from the recognition that each point of the open space is exceptional and different according to the way of observation and interpretation. Most of the points were derived from the content given by the city core.

The project is focusing on the identity of Piran and the connection of local inhabitants to the space. It was based on the need for a different and especially less perceptual perception of Piran and, consequently, of the Slovenian coast. Through various forms of light and sound, the possible truths and potentials of the city in the less known part of the Piran streets are revealed. The city core of Piran has come to life in a multidisciplinary art event for more than two hours, which managed to connect people with space and to inspire it with their imagination and experience. A joint discovery and exploration of the identity of Piran, the often ignored side streets, realization that the city is alive and above all, to live with all of us, who are part of it in one way or another, as well as residents or visitors.
Replay and an upgrade of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 projects, financed by Munipacity of Piran. Again, on the evening of St. Lucia we have connected contents of light, sound and time in a new, in-situ experience made of 14 points in a Minorite Monastery in Piran.


Architecture Which Is Not. Architettura, che non lo e (17.11. – 24.11.2017)
Exhibition at the 35th Piran’s Days of Architecture. Architecture in relation to the environment, cultural landscape, heritage and public interest.


Days of European Cultural Heritage (22.9. – 30.9.2017)

  1. The spring, performance (22.9.2017): Fiesa, lungs and green heart of Piran is known after cultivated terraces, a forest that is spreading on the abandoned terraces, along the meadow at the beach, and especially two freshwater lakes and cliff walls. Only a very few people know that Fiesa also has water sources! We searched for the spring and his sound in the movement.
  2. A series of Piran jumps to the sea, summer 2017 (23.9.2017): The event is kind of a fashion show of the Piran Youth, which spends all the time from the beginning to the end of school holidays at the last of four pier on Prešeren’s embankment. These are elementary pupils from Piran, aged 8 to 15, who are in contact with the seaside and the sea throughout the year.
  3. White lady Devin, performance: (23.9.2017): The event reveals the theme of one of the most famous legend of the northern Adriatic “The white lady from Devin.” Legend occurs at the Devin castle, on the mighty cliff in the Gulf of Trieste, from where the view extends widely across the Adriatic sea. Rilke and Dante Alighieri were poets said to be living there. White lady arrived from the depths of the Adriatic sea to the port of Piran in words, sounds and movements.
  4. Terracced landscape and its future (24.9.2017): A traveling exhibition about the terraced landscape, which was presented at the 3rd World Meeting on the theme of terraced landscapes in Padua, two weeks were seen in Piran, a sample case of terraced Mediterranean landscape. Many of the most beautiful and the most famous cultural landscapes are the terraced landscape. The most important function of shaped slopes is not in aesthetics, but in preventing the erosion of fertile floor. Terrally shaped slopes on the flysch with a view of the salt-pans and the sea is also likely in the Mediterranean unicum, that’s why it’s cultural landscape should be preserved.
  5. Snowflake becomes a rosette: (26.9.2017): We don’t see water in the form of snowflakes in Piran very often. But we do have a church called after Mary Snow, which is almost not noticeable, so small and modest is its exterior. Different geometric shapes of snowflakes were projected during the Holy Mass on the facade of the church. Architecture of water in the form of snow. Snowflakes recreated the rosette that was in the past removed from the facade.
  6. Why the water doesn’t flow from the tap? (29.9.2017): The manual pump at the Market on May 1 was already often painted and countless times taken. Many scenes took place in various films right next to this pip, from which they have not been for years drooping drops. We are competent jokes, what is the procedure to make Piran on the former The municipal market again had drinking water.
  7. The dynamics of the sea border, a guided walk (9.2017): The purpose of the event is the crossing of the sea border the Piran Peninsula, the experience of space between the sea and the land, the experience of the border with no line, but a belt whose width is constant changing. During the walk, we pay attention to the diversity of the experience of the sea and the land by walking along different types of beaches, quays, and embankments. The sound, smell and shine of the sea will keep us company.
  8. Istrian Clouds of fragrant drops (30.9.2017): The narrow streets of the historic core of Piran as corridors received clouds from the scattered tiny scented droplets of hydrolysates obtained from the indigenous plants of Istria. In the urban environment of the city center of Piran, we dived into the smells of plants for a short time, which led us to a different perception of Istria.


Presentation of a Publication; Terracced Landscape in Slovenia, Mediterranean and the World, Drago Kladnik (24.10.2017)(
Meeting with Drago Kladnik, author of the publication.


Exhibition: Future of the Terracced Landscape (24.9. – 8.10.2017)
Within Month of Landscape Architecture 2017, we have organised an exhibition in the Minorite Monastery in Piran.


Up’n Down the Green Terracces of Kortina (9.4.2017)
A walk in the Month of the Landscape Architecture of 2017 together with Jana Bergant, Mate Turin and Dejan Zadravec. Experiencing and talking about the green terraces of Cortina. Search for drywall and stone staircases, which are a key part of the terraced landscape of the Slovenian coast. Discussion on terraces and terraces.

Up’n Down the Green Terracces of Strunjan (4.4.2017)
A guided walk in the Month of landscape architecture 2017 together with Alenka Prvinšek Persolio, experiencing and talking about the green terraces of Strunjan. Search for drywall and stone staircases, which are a key part of the terraced landscape of the Slovenian coast. Discussion on terraces and terraces.

 Up’n Down the Green Terracces of Fiesa (1.4.2017)
A walk in the Month of the landscape architecture of 2017 together with Milan Kogovšek, experiencing and talking about the green terraces of Fiesa. Search for drywall and stone staircases, which are a key part of the terraced landscape of the Slovenian coast. Discussion on terraces and terraces.


Up’n Down the Green Terracces of Piran (31.3.2017)(
Within the Month of the Landscape Architecture 2017. What is the future of the terraced landscape overlooking the salt-pans and the sea in Piran? Is the maintenance of a cultural landscape in the interest of sustainable development towards green tourism? Guided walk and talk about the green terraces of the Piran peninsula.


Exhibition: Dry Stone Walls // muretti a secco (11.3. – 2.4.2017)
Opening of the exhibition in the Monastery of St. Franciscan Assisi in Piran.


MEDSALT COST-ANR MEDSTALT SYMPOSIUM, Training School Preparation Workshop (20.2. – 22.2.2017)

Organizing a seminar in Piran. Challenge in the MEDSALT project: activating thoughts, ideas and links in relation to the theme of salt that combines art, culture and science. The goal is to discover links and new “messages” in the context of scientific content that could lead to the activation of new ideas. Four tematic sections within MEDSALT:

1 Messinian Salinity Crisis

2 Salt Tectonics, fluids and geohazards

3 Deep Biosphere

4 Deep Earth to surface processes interactions


Municipal spatial plan review for 3 municipalities: Dorotea kommun, Vilhelmina kommun,Kittelfjäll kommun, Västerbottens Iän, for Lindénkonsulter HB, Umea, Sweden. (january-august 2017)

Technical consulting for a plan development of the building permits of a noise dunes along the railway lines for Roslagsbanan and Slatsjöbanan in Stockholm for Lidénkonsulter HB, Umea, Sweden.



Piran’s Magical Points
Replay and an upgrade of the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 projects.
The project is focusing on the identity of Piran and the connection of local inhabitants to the space. It was based on the need for a different and especially less perceptual perception of Piran and, consequently, of the Slovenian coast. 

Piran’s Punta was once again a place of discovery and interweaving of sound, light and odors. After the morning workshop of making flower crowns out of freshly picked flowers, in the evening , the event continued with the interpretation of the “Story Of An Unusual Fish Pirančica” in different languages – slovenian, italian, english, swedish. At the sunset, unfortunately covered by clouds, the violinist Bruno Čibelj played the Tartini’s Greeting, followed by the Soundtrack of “Dolphin’s Language” (Tursiops truncatus). Projected on the wall of the lighthouse, video-projections of Carpaccio’s “Maria With a Child and the Saints” as a salute to Carpaccio’s Year and video projection “Cosmos In The Sea Salt Crystal” sparkled up a long summer evening for the random people passing by and for the participants. Moreover, it connected space with imagination and experience.


Cosmos in Sea Salt Crystal
Artistic coordination and idea for a video:

Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding agency for research and innovation networks. Our Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and enable scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers. This boosts their research, career and innovation.

License for the tourist guide in the Slovenian coastal region
Romana Kačič, Licence No 301/2017 / Tourist Association Portoroz / Ente per il turismo Portorose g.i.e.

Boat leaders licence of competence
Romana Kačič, Licence No. 3736-1-02025/13, Serial No. 000316
Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of infrastructure and spatial planning, Slovenian Maritime Administration.


DIFFINO Project (April – July 2018)

Development of innovative forms of tourist offer. Cooperation with two faculties from Univesity of Primorska: FAMNIT and Turistica. “Po kreativni poti do znanja / On the creative path towards the knowledge”
2017-2020, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Slovenia.

Encouraging and strengthening the cooperation and integration of the higher education system with the environment, bussiness and social environment.

–> The charm and potential of the terraced landscape, Terraced landscape in the world and Terraced landscapes of Slovenian Istria coast
Romana Kačič; lecture at the Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica, Portorož, University of Primorska, Slovenia. Held by DIFFINO Project: Development of innovative forms of tourist offer.
The identity of the terraced landscape of Slovenian Istria is being sought within the world, Mediterranean, European and northern Adriatic frames, The terraced landscape with a view of the salt-pans is a unique place that meets all the criteria of a quality cultural landscape. In this lecture the potential of terracced landscape and it’s high vulnerability were shown and discussed.

Guided walk:
Let’s find suitable dry-stone wall constructions in Piran (14.4.2018)
Within the framework of the Landscape Architectural Month 2018 (MKA 2018), a guided walk took place under the guidance of a landscape architect and geologist engaged in to the dry-stone wall construction. Examining the examples of the oldest dry stone-wall constructions in the less known corners of Piran’s historical core, followed by discussion about the type of stone used, construction techniques back in history and the way of protecting, restoring and preserving the stone heritage.

Guided walk:
The state and vision of a city pavement in the historic core of Piran (14.4.2018)
In the framework of MKA 2018, a walk on the topic of dry-stone construction took place; typology and maintenance of the paved surfaces in the city core. Viewing the preserved examples of the most appropriate forms of stone pavement and highlighting the very importance of using local materials according to established construction techniques as a sustainable way of building. Discussion about the influence of pavement on flooding at major falls, on the microclimate and walking along the city streets.

Coffee talk:
What does the historical city center need and what not, to stay alive? (15.04.2018)
Tartini Square Piran, MKA 2018
Sunday coffee talk in the framework of the MKA 2018 for all those interested in the topic of Piran, as well as the other touristic city centers. How to make them stay alive and what is the thing that destroys the city cores?

Workshop at the beach: When a car park becomes a playground. The impact of land use on the landscape (April 15, 2018)
Fornace beach Piran, MKA 2018.
One of the most beautiful places in Piran is occupied by a large parking lot. It has a sea view, and you can even fish from the car. A large, burning metal surface in summer and black winter asphalt are blemishing the appearance of the cultural landscape in all seasons. How would it be like if there was a park and a playground instead? We dared to dream with children’s ideas on paper.

Jane’s Walk:
The sea, the square and the forest – from Piran to the forest in Fiesa (April 15, 2018)
In the framework of MKA 2018 and Jane’s Walk Urban Walks, we walked from the city center to the forest in Fiesa. The theme was based on experiencing various diversity under the guidance of a landscape architect and a forestry engineer who is also an expert of Istrian forests. In addition to getting to know the vegetation, its often forgotten utilities and usabilities, we also had an unique opportunity to see the original afforestation plans from the 60s, and photos of Fiesa before that. Followed by tasting if Tamarix really is salty, we finished our lovely walk enriched with the new knowledge by getting “lost” in the chilly “Green heart ” of Fiesa.