Solidarity letter for autonomous factory ROG (Ljubljana)
In the „Right to the City Network Vienna“ several political, social and
cultural groups and projects as well as urban research scholars are
organized. Together we struggle for a just city, a city, where everyone
has access to urban resources, independently from the amount of money or
the colour of the passport he_she possesses.
But more and more spaces are becoming commercialized and privatized, are
changed and „upgraded“ to fit to the need of business or the city
administration to attract more capital and make more profit. Who doesn’t
fit to these plans is getting excluded, displaced, evicted.
The threatening of ROG from side of the city is one piece in this
But autonomous spaces like ROG are more important than ever to reflect on
and already put into practice, how a different, a city for everyone
could be. It is a place where the last years an accountable amount of
events took place, where people had the chance to come
together, to paint, to party, to practice, to built up alternatives.
Alternatives we need urgently to struggle against these politics of
neo-liberalism and austerity, which take place in all cities of Europe.
As we face the same processes, also our fight for spaces of solidarity
and a just city is one common struggle. We are united in the belief,
that an alternative is not only possible, but more than necessary. And
we will fight together, to make it reality!
So we strongly reject the plans of the city of Ljubljana to destroy the
autonomous centre ROG. The city is not your business! It is the place,
where we live, love, work and dance.
In this sense we support your fight to maintain ROG and dear city
politicians of Ljubljana, be aware, that it is keenly observed in Vienna
what is happening!
For the right to the city for everyone!
Right to the City Network Vienna
For signing the petition and more background information to ROG see below