Dear friends, bands, artists, creators...
For the past 14 years former military barracks in the middle of Maribor
served as cultural centre Pekarna for "alternative" and independent cultural
production, citizens' initiatives and civil society.
Cultural centre Pekarna has been an open space for exchange of ideas;
spontaneous lab; improvised studio, as well as autonomous and self-organized
production and event venue. But for the same 14 years the complex has been
deteriorating physically, with not much to go on except empty promises and
good-intentioned sympathies. This year renovation of whole complex was
planned, based on renovation and investment plans, accepted and confirmed by
ALL THIS IS NOW IN DANGER!!
Major Franc Kangler is proposing to abandon current and well established
location with promises of establishing new one, but current premises would
be sold to developers.
We have enough of empty promises!
Please support us with signing the petition
For immediate renovation, for free creativity and for respect of independent
If you wish, you can also mail majof Franc Kangler directly on
Forest is people. People is you. You is us.
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Received this in my email today. Some of us went on an exchange to Pekarna a couple of years ago. It's a good space with lots of different stuff happening cultural/art/community/political/etc. Maybe the Forest can sign as an organisation?