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Robert Blasko

With his friends, Robert started to organize happenings and events when he was at the high school. With some of them he founded an cultural centre Stanica (www.stanica.sk). Stanica Cultural Centre has occupied the old station building of the still operational, Zilina-Zariecie train station since 2003, combining the roles of independent venue, artistic laboratory and activists’ collective. For the last 6 years, with the friends, he is renovating a new venue Nova Synagoga in Zilina (www.novasynagoga.sk), an unique modern-architecture masterpiece designed by Peter Behrens. In the past he was working as well for the municipality and various non-for-profit organizations. He was studying social work and the theory and history of film at the universities in Bratislava. He is active within the network of independent cultural centres Trans Europe Halles (www.teh.net). He likes gardening à la Gilles Clément and tries to implement these principles into the cultural management. With his wife he takes care of 2 kids, 1 dog and 1 cat.

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Freedom and Responsibility

BY ROBERT BLASKO
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2017

How to mix the punk with responsibility in architecture? How to keep the towns and their communities vibrant? What is the role of the cultural organizations in 21st Century? Presentation discusses the revival of the cultural centre Stanica Žilina-Záriečie. The centre has occupied the old station building of the still operational Zilina-Zariecie train station since 2003, combining the roles of independent venue, artistic laboratory and activists’ collective. For the last 6 years, with the friends, Robert Blasko has also been renovating Nová synagóga Žilina, a modern-architecture masterpiece by Peter Behrens.

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PAST VOL 23

Yerevan @ TUMO Center for Creative Technologies
Apr 10, 2017