The debate will broach issues related to how the capitalist state impacts public and common space. The specific topics addressed will be: urban changes for the benefit of capital; the roles of architecture, the institutions, and the citizens; and the potential for/of a participatory and democratic space.

The public debate is organized in collaboration with the Workers and Punks’ University.

Speakers: Blaž Babnik Romaniuk, Nenad Jelesijević, Tjaša Pureber, and Asta Vrečko.


The Workers and Punks’ University (WPU) was established by the Peace Institute in Ljubljana in 1997 as an educational project. It is an informal educational platform based on egalitarianism and openness and rejecting the mainstream patterns of knowledge production as followed by official universities and the arbitrary divisions between social theory and practice.