Dubioza kolektiv - Kokuz
@ stara tovarna ROG
OHRANIMO TOVARNO ROG
The Rog factory (also known as Factory Rog) is a squat in Ljubljana, Slovenia, occupied and open since 2006. Before that it was an abandoned building near the center of Ljubljana for 15 years, after the bike-manufacturing Rog company abandoned the building due to high logistics expenses. The building is historically best known as the factory where Rog bikes were manufactured between 1953 and 1991.
Today, the former Rog factory serves Ljubljana and the wider community as a space for alternative content which is lacking in an otherwise heavily institutionalized Slovenia. Its 7,000 square meters (75,000 sq ft) hosts many collectives and spaces: multiple gallery spaces, art studios, two skateparks (including the largest covered skatepark in Balkans), Rog Social Center for disadvantaged groups (such as migrants and refugees), various concert and clubbing venues, a bicycle repair shop, etc. Those collectives provide a rich program of social and cultural activities. All users participate directly and make decisions collectively at general assemblies.
The legal status of the use of factory spaces has been contentious from the very beginning and escalated on June 6, 2016, when construction workers entered the spaces to begin the demolition process on the order of the mayor of Ljubljana, Zoran Janković. On June 14, 2016 the local court decided to halt the demolition the buildings until the conflict is resolved through court.