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Center for programs of independent organizations

POGON manages two venues that are used by 40-50 different organizations for 250 – 300 various events and projects per year.

POGON Jedinstvo is former water-pump factory situated on the Sava riverbank. In its 2 main halls (80 and 450 square meters) it hosts various events: exhibitions of local artists, international festivals of visual and performing arts, concerts and parties, theater and dance shows… It was opened in September 2009.

Gallery of Pogon Jedinstvo

POGON Mislavova, located in the city center, is an office space with conference room, altogether 120 square meters. It is in use since June 2009 and it serves as POGON’s headquarters, temporary office for NGOs, a venue for informal education programs, public presentations and meetings.

Gallery of Pogon Mislavova

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Some examples

Theater / Dance

  • Rosalind Crisp (F): dance (1), theater show @ Platform of Youth Choreographers – by: TALA
  • BadCo. (HR): League of Time, theater show @ Festival Perforacije – by: DOMINO
  • Psychological Art Circus (GB): Human Document, theater show + Home Theater Škripzikl (HR): What is man without a mustache, what is women without a beard, festival party @ Festival of new Circus – by: Mala performerska scena
  • Guilermo Gomez Pena – La Pocha Nostra (US): Corpo-Illicito , theater show @ Queer Zagre – by DOMINO
  • Amalgama Dance Company (GR): Le petite morte, dance show @ FAKI festival – by ATTACK!
  • Contemporary Dance Studio & dance_lab_collective (HR): History of Watching, dance show directed by Oliver Frljic @ Operation:City
  • Queer cabaret Red Room, cabaret / new circus show @ Festival of new Circus – by: Mala performerska scena

Concerts / Performances / Music

  • Stephan Mathieu (D): Process, audio-visual performance @ UrbanFestival – by: BLOK
  • Illectricity ’09 – Final event of the festival; by: CONFUSION [music: Jon Hopkins (Domino/UK), Peverelist (Punch Drunk/ UK), Cooly G (Hyperdub/UK), D-Bridge (Club Autonomic/UK), Josip Klobučar live (Eklektik Records / HR), cfsn djs (Feelipa, Funk Guru, Phillipe, Dubway); light, screens /& visuals: ce60, symon sez, liik & onoxo]
  • Francisco Lopez (E), concert / sound-art – by Multimedia Institute
  • Wande & Nove de Viator (SI): Frozen Images, audio-visual performance @ Operation:City

Exhibitions

  • Device_art 3.009.- Nintendo vs. Končar & Gorenje, international exhibition and festival of arts and technology, by: KONTEJNER
  • Mladen Stilinović (HR): Blind Weapon, exhibition, @ Gallery Močvara – by: URK & 90-60-90
  • Lala Rašćić (HR / BIH / US): The Damned Damn, exhibition by BLOK
  • Extravagant Bodies – Extravagant Minds, international exhibition and festival of arts and science, by: KONTEJNER

Lectures / Presentations

  • Jaques Rancière (FR): Method of equality – the politics and poetics, lecture – by: Multimedia Institute
  • Pecha Kucha Night (HR), presentations + party – by PKN Zagreb

International forums and debates

  • Open Institutions – New Meeting points of Culture and Citizens, international conference, by: Operation City & Pogon
  • Nomad Dance Academy, forum of international network for contemporary dance @ Platform of Young Choreographers, by: TALA
  • Device_art 3.009 – Japan, symposium; by: KONTEJNER
  • Cirostrada Network Forum, network meeting @ Festival of New Circus, by: Mala performerska scena

Educational programs:

  • Peace Studies, seminars for active citizens, by: Center for Peace Studies
  • Workshops of Written Communication, on media, marketing and public relations for students and young professionals, by: ĆATO
  • Kulturpunkt’s Journalist School for contemporary independent culture, 7 workshops, by: CLUBTURE/Kurziv
  • Illectricity Workshops, on visual design and electronic music production, by: CONFUSION
  • Public advocacy as instrument of social change, training; by Croatian Youth Network