Freedom takes over from law and order
A squatted barracks is the HQ of Slovenia's underground scene, discovers.
Publisher: Guardian Weekly
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX18355
Across the river from the old-town of central Ljubljana - a delicate maze of cobbled streets, medieval fortifications and colourful churches that characterise the many cities of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire - lie the dozen or so dilapidated buildings that make up what has become known as Slovenia's second capital. On first glance, it is hard to believe it's actually occupied. There are no signs directing visitors to its gates: the rubbish-strewn streets are eerily empty in the daylight, the graffiti covering the walls unread. But after dark, it becomes the focal point of the country's alternative culture scene.