Revitalisation through culture: Žilina jumps on the bandwagon
Stanica Cultural Centre, or Stanica Žilina, was set up in 2003 in an operational train station, “Žilina -Zariecie”. It has since become the most innovative cultural node of the area by combining the roles of independent venue, artistic laboratory and activists’ collective. The station currently hosts a gallery, workshops, artists’ residency spaces, a cafe, and a multifunctional venue for arts events and discussions. This project is run by a nongovernmental organisation called Truc spherique, and aims at being a unique platform for information, research, and production of experimental art/cultural/community projects, as well as a creative, educative and critical cultural node.