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MMK16 is an international (extended/hybrid) cultural event taking place at the eco-camp in Lovinac during July and August 2016. MMK16 invites artist, activists, environmentalists, common-ists and survivalists to gather around the theme “Future Environments”. MMK16 combines research, experiment and workshops with creative thinking and environmental consciousness using transdisciplinary strategies and collaborative efforts.
Have a look at MMK activities since 2006. on http://mmkamp.gentlejunk.net
Croatia, region of Lika, Lovinac.
Gospić and Gračac have a train station that is connected to Split and Zagreb. Both cities are some 30 km from Lovinac
Call 00 385 95 81 444 15 if you like to be picked up from the station by our shuttle. Cost is 10 €.
Gospić and Gračac have a bus station that is connected to major cities - Zagreb, Split and Zadar. Bus stations are some 30 km from Lovinac
Call 00 385 95 81 444 15 if you like to be picked up from the bus station by our shuttle. Cost is 10 €.
The closest airport is Zadar, from which there is a bus to Gračac.
There is a bus from Zadar to Gračac.
Call 00 385 95 81 444 15 if you like to be picked up from the station by our shuttle. Cost is 25 €.
From Zagreb direction: “old road” coming form direction of Plitvice turn to Gospić at roundabout in Graćac. Some 30 km and turn right to Lovinac. When in Lovinac, before school, at only pub in the city, turn right, drive for 2 km, left to MMK.
If taking highway from Zagreb to Split, exit at Sveti Rok, turn towards Graćac, after 5 km turn left to Lovinac, follow the sign.
From Zadar: at the roundabout in Gračac, turn left (third exit) towards Gospić. After some 30 km turn right to Lovinac. When in Lovinac, before school, at only pub in the city, turn right, drive for 2 km, left to MMK.
If taking highway exit at Sveti Rok, turn toward Graćac and after 5 km turn left to Lovinac. When in Lovinac, before school, at only pub in the city, turn right, drive for 2 km, left to MMK.
MMK16 has all-summer flexible dates between 01st July to 01st September 2015.
Specific dates find in Activities section.
Other activities include mushroom picking, swimming in lakes, rivers and the sea, visiting caves, tracking, mountain bike riding, visiting Lost Theory festival.
Groups and individual tickets as well as guide can be arranged on the request.
If you have an idea, workshop, presentation, talk, discussion that connects to art and environment, off grid, autonomy … pls. contact us → udrugauke at gmail dot com
Local self-government Lovinac, Croatia
Camp is collaborative effort so we kindly ask you all to take care of your tent area are as well as nature around it. This includes taking care of trash, recycling, taking care of waste and toilets. Be considerate to plants, water and animals. Give back to the land and camp more than you are taking.
Also, we invite you not to smoke for the period of your stay, but if there is no other way, please do keep cigarette buts closed with lid in glass jars and when you leave take it with you.
Camp fires are optional, please do advise with camp leaders or seniors.
We are going to leave no trace, and we will make this piece of land more beautiful!
Do take extra blankets/sleeping bags, nights in Lika tend to be quiet cold and days quite warm.
Bring your own camping gear including solar showers, knifes, spoons, cooking equipment, ropes, hammocks, 2 way ham radios, flash lights, hiking shoes and other gadgets…
As we are advocating chemical/plastic-free camp please do consider bringing organic/bio shower gel, soap, tooth paste, etc. We will be offering organic/bio toiletries at the camp shop too.
All electricity is produced from renewable energy sources. Small projects, new inventions, experiments and renewable energy art is most welcomed. Electricity is free, but do consider a donation. We advise appliances with low consumption (led light, etc…)
Unfortunately we have not been able to secure sponsored satellite internet. We are on mercy of our 3G/4G connections. Mathijs is looking for solutions here:
so all wanting to help and donate can talk to him during camp.
- fresh fruit and vegetables locally grown from our store
- possibility to have your own fire to cook
- local food (goat milk and cheese, organic fruits and vegetables) - buy directly form the source or our shop
- local restaurants at Gračac and Gospić and road in between - local food, meal for 8 to 20 €
- slow vegetarian food at the camp kitchen - 2 € to 10 € meals and snacks
During MMK we will have:
- camping site: tents to rent 2 € per night (30 € refundable deposit)
- tiny house to rent - sleeping with a style - 10 € a day per person
- bed/room to rent in local eco/etno-tourism - around 15 € a day
- hammock to rent - 3 € a day, (20 € deposit)
Wolfs, bears, wild boars: wild animals are keeping to themselves in the high mountains. Wild boars swimming pits were noticed around the camp.
Viper snakes: we have been worn they reside in the Lika area, but haven't seen one during our stays. To be on the safe side consider where you walk, keep in groups, if you see a snake do not approach and bother it and all will be OK.
Mosquito: there are few, nights too cold for them. Take some bio-repellent.
Poisonous mushrooms: well, we don't have to tell you not to pick those. We can provide guide for mushroom hunting trips.