Architect Romano Duić is active within a number of professional associations.
He is a member of the Executive Board of the Architects’ Association of Dubrovnik and the President of the Dubrovnik Regional Committee of the Croatian Chamber of Architects – Mr Duić also sits on the Assembly and the Management Board of the Croatian Chamber of Architects.
In 2009 and 2010 he organised a series of lectures on the topic of context in architecture in the frame of which the leading figures of the Croatian architectural scene, including Nenad Fabijanić, Nikola Bašić, Dinko Kovačić, Goran Rako, Toma Plejić, Lea Pelivan, Kruno Ivanišin and Boris Fiolić gave lectures in Dubrovnik.
In 2010 Mr Duić joined professor Nenad Fabijanić as mentor and leader and fellow architect Marina Oreb in launching the School of the City student workshop and architecture forum. Student exercises focusing on the regeneration of the fabric of Dubrovnik’s complex heritage examine the issues of design in historic environments. The models of the reaffirmation and transformation of our inherited legacy within contemporary globalisation processes are among the key issues of current architectural practice. Student works, which take a free and open view of specific issues, are showcased at public exhibitions and are later presented in the form of a publication to the municipal government. Joining professor Fabijanić in the active leadership of the student exercises is professor Snješka Knežević with her specific approach and essential contribution.
To date the Forum has played host to many prominent Croatian lecturers, including professor Nenad Fabijanić, Snješka Knežević DSc, Joško Belamarić DSc, Ivo Babić DSc, professor Dražen Juračić, professor Sonja Jurković and recognised international architects such as professor Frank Walker, an expert on C. R. Mackintosh, and the star of the 2012 Venice Biennale Sou Fujimoto. Significant contributions have been made to the forum by Dubrovnik lecturers and architects Dilko Bobanović, Marina Oreb, Željko Peković, Matko Vetma, Slobodan Vuković, Zehra Laznibat, Romano Duić and art historian Maja Nodari. The School of the City owes particular gratitude to its sponsors, the City of Dubrovnik, The Society of Friends of Dubrovnik Antiquities, Dubrovnik-Neretva County and the Diocese of Dubrovnik.
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In 2012 Romano Duić became a member of an interdisciplinary working group tasked to create an architectural guide to Dubrovnik architecture in 19th and 20th centuries. The project was launched at the initiative of the Architects’ Association of Dubrovnik and the Regional Committee of the Croatian Chamber of Architects. The working group consists of architects Dubravko Bačić, Zehra Laznibat, Slobodan Vuković and Mr Duić and art historians Ivan Viđen and Antun Baće. The project coordinator is Ivan Viđen. The project is financed by the Ministry of Culture and by the City of Dubrovnik. The project is currently in the working phase of creating the necessary catalogue entries for some 120 selected buildings.
In October of 2012 Mr Duić gave a lecture at the Dubrovnik Postgraduate Centre on “Some of the Images and Architects of Dubrovnik or a Plea for a Guide to the Architecture of Dubrovnik in 19th and 20th Centuries,” in which he presented, through some characteristic examples, the specific chronology and complexity of Dubrovnik’s architectural heritage in 19th and 20th centuries and the need for the available material to be offered and catalogued in the form of a guide.