New brochure on the evolution of the Rog Centre

New brochure on the evolution of the Rog Centre
Photo: Mestna občina Ljubljana

The Rog Centre is a new multidisciplinary hub that is being created by the City of Ljubljana in a former bicycle factory in the centre of the city. We are pleased to present a new brochure giving a comprehensive overview of the original idea, the aims of the project, and the methods used in the development process.

The process of creating this new public facility has been both dynamic and lengthy, innovative and complex, positive and occasionally frustrating. It is also unique in Slovenia, the first time such a major public investment in a cultural institution has involved this level of participation in the planning process. RogLab is playing a major part in this. Set up about ten years ago, and led by cultural manager Meta Štular ever since, this manufacturing lab by the Ljubljanica River is acting as the pilot for the future Rog Centre; and in 2018 it received the prestigious Eurocities Award for the development model it created for the project.

Since 2010, over 6000 users and stakeholders have been involved in the development of the new Rog Centre, whether through research, focus groups, or the testing of prototype programmes. Using the data generated by this involvement, the City of Ljubljana continuously revised its vision and design for the project. In 2019, these revised plans were re-submitted to stakeholders, who reviewed and added to them before finally approving them.

With its modern infrastructure, in-house expertise and international connections, the Rog Centre will provide makers, organisations, businesses and the general public with a supportive environment for the development of innovative, socially beneficial projects that meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The pandemic has exposed a great many social and environmental injustices and strengthened our conviction that, in the longer term, these can only be eliminated through systematic investment in just living conditions for all and environmentally sustainable solutions. The future Rog Centre represents precisely this kind of investment.

A pdf version of the brochure can be found via this link.



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