T5 Project Space

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T5 Project Space
Tobačna ulica 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 241 7630

The T5 Project Space closed down in 2011.

Archival article

T5 Project Space was established by Matija Bevk and Vasa J. Perović from Bevk Perović Arhitekti, and Maja Vardjan in 2007 as an open platform for ideas, opinions and information exchange relating to design, art, architecture and contemporary life. It is a space for lectures, design exhibitions, art fairs and the PechaKucha Night events.


Since its opening in Ljubljana's old Tobačna ("Tobacco Factory"), the T5 Project Space has hosted a colourful range of design events: lecture series and presentations, exhibitions on international designers as well as upcoming local talent, fashions shows, and occasional second-hand sales of design objects. T5 has also served as a venue for the Museum in the Street programme, and a substitute space for exhibitions as part of the Hosting Moderna galerija! programme during the renovation of the Museum of Modern Art. At the exhibition IRWIN, NSK Passport Holders in 2009, documentary videos were shown alongside with the debate and lectures on the effect NSK passports have had as supplementary documents for crossing a border. At this event visitors were invited to become members of NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst) State.

The TraktaT, Architectural Jury workshop, organised by TrajekT, Institute for Spatial Culture with Andreas Ruby, Luka Skansi, and Maroje Mrduljaš giving lectures, took place at T5 Project Space in 2009.

PechaKucha Night

The PechaKucha Night programme features 10-15 short lectures per night during which projects and ideas are presented with each presenter being permitted 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds.

The first PechaKucha Night Ljubljana was staged in April 2007 and featured Saša Begović, Uroš Belantič (Oktober Studio), Martin Bricelj (CodeSign/CodeEp), Aljoša Dekleva and Tina Gregorič (Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti), Maja Hawlina (Lowe Avanta), Miha Horvat and Metka Golec (Son:DA), Sanja Nešković Peršin, Sven Jonke (Foruse/Numen), Gregor Podnar (Gregor Podnar Gallery), Slavimir Stojanović (Futro), and Miranda Veljačić and Dinko Peračić (Platforma 981).

The Ljubljana PechaKucha events followed with various Slovene and international designers and architects presenting thir work. Among them were also Davor Bruketa (Bruketa&Žinić), Jovan Jelovac (Belgrade Design Week), Igor Medjugorac, Hrvoje Njirić (Njirić plus arhitekti), ProstoRož - FlowerSpace Association and Kombinat Architects, Almira Sadar (AlmiraSadar), Jurij Sadar (SADAR + VUGA Architects), Silvio Betterelli in Martina Graselli (S.M.og – Milano), Nika Zupanc, Mina Žabnikar, Ineke Hans, Richard Hutten (Richard Hutten Studio), Mika Cimolini (Elastik Architecture), Ursula Lavrenčič (Megla), Daan Roosegaarde (Studio Roosegaarde), and Mirko van den Winkel (Moroso).

Global PechaKucha Day for Haiti

On 20 February 2010 a worldwide network of PechaKucha Night cities hosted an international event to raise awareness about the situation in Haiti as well as to raise money for reconstruction after the devastating earthquake. To join forces with the Architecture for Humanity organisation's Haiti Earthquake Rebuilding Programme, Ljubljana also participated in the global event.

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