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Cyberpipe (Slovene: Kiberpipa) was a hackerspace in Ljubljana, Slovenia, established in 2001[1] as a part of the K6/4 Institute. After a breakup with the parent organization and moving to a different location in 2013 it ceased most operations in 2015.

The hackerspace operated as a cultural centre, computer laboratory and Internet café (with free wireless access) at Kersnikova 4, Ljubljana. Kiberpipa engaged primarily in open source programming, electronic art and the recycling of computer devices.[2] Between 2005[3] and 2013 it also hosted a small living computer museum.[4]

The mostly volunteer team in the hackerspace organised workshops, lectures, and entertainment and information events, with around 150 events yearly at the height of its activity.[5]

In 2013, the Student Organization of University of Ljubljana, the owner of the building where Kiberpipa originally operated, decided to re-purpose the building as a restaurant and a parking garage. After failing to negotiate a new position within the organization, Kiberpipa team opted to continue operating independently of the Student Organization and moved to a new location.[5] In the same year, the Student Organization opened its own hackerspace Rampa.[6]

In 2014, Kiberpipa re-opened at a new location at Gosposvetska 2 using volunteer work and donations.[7] It continued to organize lectures and open source software-related events at the new location until closure in 2015. In 2015 a web server malfunction also resulted in the loss of the Kiberpipa website and archived content.[8]

As of December 2022, there is a re-newed effort[9] to revive Cyberpipe with monthly gatherings.[10]

Partnerships and events[edit]

Kiberpipa lecture in 2010

Kiberpipa co-operated with other organizations in Slovenia, e.g. the Slo-Tech and 3delavnica teams, regional multimedia centres (including Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab, KIBLA Multimedia Centre) and organizations abroad (Mama New Media Centre in Zagreb, HackLab in Pula for example).

Kiberpipa organised the bi-annual HAIP Festival (Hack/Act/Interact/Progress Festival).

Kiberpipa was a member of the m3c Multimedia Centres Network of Slovenia.


  1. ^ Železnikar, Jaka (1 October 2001). "Katalizator računalniških subkultur". Mladina. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Cyberpipe". 3 May 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Otvoritev Kiberpipinega računalniškega muzeja". Slo-Tech. 14 December 2005. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  4. ^ Grenzfurthner, Johannes (13 March 2009). Cyberpipe's Mecca of Vintage Computers. Boing Boing Video. Archived from the original on 13 March 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2018. Alt URL
  5. ^ a b Kovačič, Matej (4 May 2013). "Kiberpipa: garažna hiša namesto valilnice inovacij". Delo. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Rampa: Laboratorij za hekanje znanosti, umetnosti in družbe". Zavod Kersnikova. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Delovna akcija (sprint) v novih prostorih Kiberpipe Kiberpipa". Kulturnik. 28 March 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Hrčki so šli po svoje…". Kiberpipa. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Matija Šuklje (". TOOTSI. 2022-12-16. Retrieved 2023-01-26.
  10. ^ "Kiberpipa / Cyberpipe (@kiberpipa_cyberpipe)". Retrieved 2023-01-26.

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