Tomislav Medak and Zvonimir Dobrović gave an indepth presentation of the history of Pogon all the way from the Declaration for Independent Culture in 2005. up to the opening of Pogon in 2009. and the role the Alliance Operation City played in this process as well as in a wider cultural context. After presenting the institution’s model of governance, financing and the facilities it runs, several challenges the institution meets were stressed out, particularly the partnership with the City of Zagreb which experiences ups and downs. However the presentation ended on a a more inspiring note pointing out the importance and advantages of the new hybrid model of the institution based on civil-public partnership unique in our cultural landscape.
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