KOMBO is a Visual Culture Festival organised only by the students. This is our first attempt in creating this kind of a festival.
We are primarily young students and as such, in the process of self-actualization we find this rebellion against the system. Our rebellion comes from desire to defy the lack of educational and creative content. Eager to expand our horizons and new knowledge, we launched a project with the aim of trying to awaken the love for not only design, but also visual culture among young like-minded people. Ultimately, we are aware that if we want to see change, we have to create it ourselves.
This year’s KOMBO is actually second edition of the project. Last year it was a smaller workshop made from students to students, and this year as we learn we climb the ladder above and open the festival to anyone like us eager to learn. By expanding the festival program with more than 10 lectures in 5 days, the desire is to achieve a quality, value-oriented, sustainable and applicable contribution to the richness of the culture among the youth of Split. We have invited leading names operating within the visual and design areas not only from Croatia, but also from the entire region to be guests as lecturers at the festival. We organize three workshops of an educational nature, in order to encourage the creative development of young artists and designers, expand their horizons not only through work but also the presentation of works. Our goal is to connect people, intertwine artistic fields and vocations, encourage collaborations and create new projects that will leave a mark tomorrow. As the most important message, we send the one about social acceptance through the world-famous traveling exhibition Tolerance. The exhibition uses the unique power of design to remind us of what we all have in common, and as part of the opening of the festival, we use the exhibition as a choice for a better tomorrow.