Poligon is an autonomous platform for non-profit and for-profit project development with an agenda to empower the self-employed.

What drives Poligon?

Poligon unites communities in Slovenia, which operate in the field of creative economies, social entrepreneurship and culture. These communities have developed as a response to the economic downturn and increasing precariousness of young professionals.

Cofounders of Poligon are Slovenia Coworking, Slovenia Crowdfunding, Kreativna Cona Šiška (Rompom) and Ljudje.si, who have invested over 5000 hours into developing and educating about coworking and crowdfunding over the past two years.

Poligon is run by Luka Piškorič, Eva Perčič, Marko Orel, Miha Artnak, Jan Vranjek, Ajda Fortuna, Tilen Sepič, Jurij Lozić, Nejc Matjaž and many others, without whom this project could not have become a reality.

Click here for a list of Residents and here for the list of Friends. We are also thankful to all our Supporters for their moral, material and financial support.

Poligon creative centre is officially represented by Poligon, institute for development of creative industries, private non-profit institute established in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Poligon Manifesto

1. Poligon is a training ground for self-employed professionals working in the field of creative economies, culture and social entrepreneurship.
2. Poligon is the first creative centre in Slovenia.
3. Poligon applies latest coworking methods with additional content. Its intention is to empower the self-employed and secure them a better future.
4. Poligon is an autonomous non-profit platform, which enables individuals to develop and work on their for-profit or non-profit projects.
5. Poligon is an open and inclusive platform, it helps connect individuals from various communities, profiles and fields of work.
6. Poligon’s values are based on values from worldwide coworking initiatives, including the following:
– open source development, as opposed to the conventional, secrecy based entrepreneurial culture,
– coworking individualism, as opposed to competitive individualism,
– interdisciplinarity, as opposed to specialization,
– action and active participation,
– focus on the process as well as the result,
– recognition of acknowledgment of individual contributions / copyrighted work,
– emphasizing the talented community, as opposed to the individual and
– spontaneity, friendship and trust, as opposed to formality.