September 8 - 17, 2005
Operation:City is a ten day event in Zagreb, Croatia, featuring a variety of cultural activities (theatre and dance performances, art installations, exhibitions, performance art, film screenings, music events, workshops, lectures and others) that temporarily occupies the premises of abandoned industrial complex of the former factory Badel. Two festivals settled in the framework of the Operation:City - Touch Me and the UrbanFestival.
A part of activities take place at the site of former industrial complex of city"s slaughterhouse Zagrepcanka. The organization of temporary settlement is a collaborative project by [BLOK] - Local Base for Refreshment of Culture and Platforma 9,81, while the programme and activities are the product of collaboration of all major initiatives and organizations active in Zagreb"s broader independent cultural scene that move all their activities to those locations for the period September 8th-17th. Operation:city comprises some 50 events, organized by 25 cultural organizations, artist organizations and initiatives. During ten days the venue is opened for members of the public, functioning all along as a new meetspace.