Association of the Friends of Moderate Progress
|Društvo prijateljev zmernega napredka (DPNZ)|
|Glagoljaška ulica 4, SI-6000 Koper-Capodistria|
|Phone||386 (0) 5 627 1989, 386 (0) 5 627 2215|
|Fax||386 (0) 5 627 1989|
|Marko Brecelj, Director|
|Phone||386 (0) 41 318 245|
One of the association's main concerns is the invention of immediate media. It has engaged in comic art activities involving various local authors and published their work in the photocopied Klarinet newsletter and in the Stripzid comic poster series which announced various events.
Since 2004 the Association of the Friends of Moderate Progress publishes online news on the activities of the MKC Koper Youth and Culture Centre on a daily basis. The blog forms part of the non-government sector's information and discussion forum at Dodogovor.org.
Activities and programme
The association fosters creative work and the development of independent critical thinking, and offers room for counter cultures, educational initiatives, ecology, and sport. It is also involved in anti-fascist and anti-clerical activism and civil disobedience acts, which have developed in a specific format of the so-called "Soft Terrorism" (Mehki terorizem). Most of these actions are recorded and later feature as video documents (e.g. Cottonssination [Vatentat] from 2003 or The Plums are Ripe [Slive so zrele], 2009).
Up to 2015 DPZN organised and co-ordinated public alternative cultural programmes, including the Koperground Festival. It also collects and distributes information on education, employment, leisure activities, and culture for the growing youth and adult population, especially focussing on marginalised social groups.
The association is a member of Art Cinema Network.
The Association of the Friends of Moderate Progress holds a rich alternative archive mostly comprised of documentation linked to the former MKC Koper Youth and Culture Centre activities. Some of the publications have been already included in the International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana permanent collection and in 2009 the association exhibited the archives for the first time in the Koper Regional Museum.