Anthropogenic Elements of the Cultural Landscape of the Island Goli Otok in Croatia


  • Vladi Bralić Architectural Construction Studio, Ive Marinkovića 14, Rijeka, Croatia
  • Damir Krajnik University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, Fra Andrije Kačića Miošića 26, Zagreb, Croatia



anthropogenic elements, cultural landscape, infrastructure system, island Goli otok, Croatia, prison camp


The island Goli otok (north Adriatic, Croatia) cultural landscape is a complex system of interactions between people and nature, which has arisen through the anthropogenic use of this unique natural space with the aim of implementing ideas of the ideological re-education of political prisoners between 1949 and 1956, and the punishment of criminals and some political prisoners between 1956 and 1988. The most significant elements of the cultural landscape of the island are comprised of the anthropogenic structures of the political prison camp which deliberately used the natural features of the landscape in such a way as to enable methods of coercion of prisoners, which finally resulted in the unique identity of the space as a unit.




How to Cite

Bralić, V. and Krajnik, D. (2021) “Anthropogenic Elements of the Cultural Landscape of the Island Goli Otok in Croatia”, Prostor, 29(1), pp. 30–41. doi: 10.31522/p.29.1(61).3.



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