Poligon Creative Centre

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Poligon Creative Centre
Poligon kreativni center
Poligon Kreativni Center logo.png
Formation February 17, 2014; 4 years ago (2014-02-17)
Location
Coordinates 46°02′48″N 14°29′07″E / 46.046722°N 14.485378°E / 46.046722; 14.485378Coordinates: 46°02′48″N 14°29′07″E / 46.046722°N 14.485378°E / 46.046722; 14.485378
Website poligon.si

Poligon Creative Centre (Slovene: Poligon kreativni center, commonly known as Poligon) is the only creative centre in Slovenia and the first and largest coworking space in Slovenia.[1][2][3][4] It is a training ground for creative communities and self-employed operating in the field of creative economies, social entrepreneurship and culture in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and it is placed inside the former tobacco factory, Tobačna Ljubljana.[5][6][7] The Slovenia Crowdfunding Initiative is based out of the center.[8]

History[edit]

Poligon was established in February 2014[9] by Slovenia Coworking (Luka Piškorič, Eva Perčič, Marko Orel) - national intitative for popularization of coworking in Slovenia with the help of supporting communities: Slovenia Crowdfunding, Kreativna cona Šiška and Ljudje.si.

Poligon was created with the goal of promoting opportunities for self-employment of creative professionals in Ljubljana.[8] Poligon offers a coworking space for its community, makerspace, a crowdfunding lab, a classroom, a bar, a library, a gallery space, and organizes many social and cultural events. It is part of the international coworking exchange program in cooperation with coworking spaces across Europe.[3]

Poligon is still run by their three co-founders Piškorič, Orel and Perčič (Matjaž).

Facilities[edit]

Poligon's space is 1200m2.[10] Besides offering a workspace, Poligon also holds workshops for self-employed entrepreneurs and makers, exhibitions as well as social events.[11]

Notable events[edit]

Since its founding, Poligon has had a positive impact on the creative sector in Slovenia.[12]

In 2015, Poligon was featured as part of the Remote Year program.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Košak, Lemen (2 June 2015). "Premalo radikalno: Prostor za prekarne delavce bo še obstajal". Mladina (6). Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Gabrijan, Pina (December 2015). "Future Perfect: Training Ground for Creative Communities". Goethe-Institut. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Poligon, ki v državo privablja milijone, pred zaprtjem: Središče za sodelo in množično financiranje". Radio-Television Slovenia. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  4. ^ STA (23 September 2015). "Old Ljubljana Tobacco Factory Turning into New Art Centre". The Slovenia Times. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Košak, Klemen (21 March 2016). "Pisarna za prekarce: Coworking je odziv na razmah ustvarjalnega in prožnega dela". Mladina (12). Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "V ljubljanski Tobačni zaživel prvi slovenski kreativni center Poligon". Siol. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  7. ^ Krajčinović, Nina (22 February 2012). "Poligon, vadbišče za samozaposlene profesionalce". Delo. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Mesku, Melissa (17 July 2014). "Creating value through crowdfunding and collaboration". New Worker Magazine. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Kranjec, Mankica (16 February 2012). "Jutri bo zaživel prvi slovenski kreativni center Poligon". Delo. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Poligon Creative Centre". Culture of Slovenia. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  11. ^ Perčič, Eva (3 June 2014). "Poligon, The First Creative Centre in Slovenia: Coworking Movement Plays A Key Role In The Times Of Increasing Precarious Work". Kreazin (1). Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Gray, Amanda (15 April 2015). "Take Five: The Creative Side of Ljubljana, Slovenia". Paste. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 
  13. ^ "Not Alone... In Ljubljana". Remote Year. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016. 

External links[edit]

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