The site-specific course Croatian space and architecture - Dalmatia, offers general view into the Dalmatian architectural and urban heritage. The basic division of architectural dicipline into urbanism, historical and contemporary architecture and architectural design, is used as a framework of the course's curriculum, which addresses natural resources, city's structures, architecture in urban or natural contexts,
architecture for tourism and the architectural works by themselves. Itinerary of the tour is drafted in a way to emphasize the specific values of each of the site's characteristics -- in a range from cultural and historical specificities, terrain confugurations, morphologies of the city's structures, to the distinctivness of architects' ouvres and current architectonic and social issues -- in a sense of clarifying the origin of each or the architectural work and it's valorization. During the four full days tour of the Dalmatian area from Nin to Dubrovnik, the course's itinerary is held according to the program. Site visitations and presentations along with the thematic lectures will take place in situ.
The course's main objective is acquaitance with the visited sites and familiarization with the Dalmatia's overall urban and architectural heritage, and together with that cultivation of critical stance towards the current issues of the discipline of architecture. The site–specific course, as an educational method, offers a way of immidiate observation of cities and buildings in their actual environment. The guidance, with it's program, evaluation and selection criteria of the chosen samples and in situ exposés, attemps to inform the students with specificities of this kind of immidiate communication in the discipline of architecture. This site–specific course which is also an educational method is based not only upon the creative origins of the prominent twentieth century architects but also upon their architectural procedes.