KUD Obrat (Stefan Doepner, Urska Jurman, Polonca Lovsin, Apolonija Sustersic) is a non profit organisation of artists, architects and cultural activists based in Ljubljana. Their focus is production, research, presentation and education in the fields of contemporary visual art, technology based art, sound and architecture. Since their beginnings in 2006 they organise public discussions and events, make artistic interventions and write articles around issues of urban space politics and rights of the residents. They are striving for participatory processes in urban planning, they encourage self organised tactics and strategies and advocate for easier access of residents to temporary use of space in Ljubljana. In 2010 they started an initiative Beyond a Construction Site, a community garden and community space in degraded area in the center of Ljubljana.
Polonca Lovšin (1970) is an architect and artist based in Ljubljana. She recently completed her Ph.D. of Artistic research at Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany (2015). In her work she focuses on self-organised initiatives and on alternative ways of living and working related to architecture, urban planning and environmental issues. She is exhibiting her work internationally on solo shows and group exhibitions. She was awarded several grants, awards and residencies. She is a co-founder and active member of KUD Obrat.