Geneva (Switzerland): On september 18th, the Zoo invites the Medika Squat (based in Zagreb)

On 18th September 2010, the ZOO invites artists and performers from Medika Squat based in Zagreb, Croatia. This kind of exchange is the second one we do (previously we invited the Reitschule from Bern, Switzerland) and it’s a way to promote the different places of “subculture” in Europe, including squat culture.

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As we witness our world, founded on principles of money, has faced a recession and the economy in our city is under collapse, the discourse of culture and its engines (Ministry of Culture and the likes) is being silenced by the logic of a capital driven culture industry and bureaucratic processes of cultural institutions.

Autonomous Cultural Center Medika (AKC Medika) was founded on the principle of open doors, where anybody can develop an artistic discourse, be it cultural, educational, or of any other humanitarian nature, in the hope that our providing of space for such activities will be used accordingly. We offer space without any unified context in order to continually develop diversity among programs and projects that are held in the space. Therefore, if the outcome is entertaining, educational, inspirational, or informative we will have reached our goal.

AKC Medika Initiative


Due to countless amount of NGOs, independent artists, and collectives who are primarily faced with the lack of space and funding, it becomes questionable as to where to execute their practices. Since the high cost of running a cultural program is determined by the established venues it is highly unlikely that a non-profit organization that deals with the independent underground youth culture can meet these requirements. Therefore, without space and audience, the creativity of young, non-established artists is diminished to amateurism, causing isolation and numerous financial struggles. All of these factors should not be contingent upon the existence of the independent cultural scene!

If you are interested in overcoming some of these issues, and are willing to work and participate in furthering the development of AKC Medika, please feel invited to contact us at: info AT pierottijeva11 DOT org


Digitron soundystem (DUB-DUBSTEP)
Dj Meniga (PUNK ROCK)
Dj Funk Guru (DRUM N’BASS)
Analena (PUNK ROCK)


ANALENA has not fallen asleep on the laurels of its past. It has remained ANALENA and as such it march on with vigour and spirit, fearlessly, uncompromisingly and sticking to their clearly defined vision, which is absolutely priceless in these inconstant times…

Analena –
Bamwise –
Digitron soundystem –
Dj Meniga
Dj Funk Guru

Prix : 8f/6euros avant minuit, 12f/8.5euros avant 2h, 15f/11euros après.
Ouverture des portes : 23h

ZOO/Usine, Place des Volontaires 4, 1204 Genève.
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