Open membership invitation in DESIGNERS LAB!

Nova Iskra

Nova Iskra offers a completely new way of working according to the “hub” principle, the model of an informal association of creative individuals and teams. At the same time, we also want to respond to the need of young authors for professional workspace, improvement, practical work and communication with potential employers.

The space of the Nova Iskra area (350m2) in the street of Gavrila Principa has been completely reconstructed according to the project of the architectural studio Petokraka, and its central part is occupied by 18 work units, that is named DESIGNERS LAB.

This open call refers to the use of this common working space by a “co-working” model. The call is intended for all interested young professionals aged 22-35 from a wide field of design (from product and interior design, through architecture to graphic design, web and other types of visual communications), and especially for those who have a distinct need for quality workspace, improvement, and group work.

One part of the site was filled after the competition announced in February this year, and the new call aims to fill in the remaining positions and form a list of potential users. Each of the work units consists of a spacious workstation “Iskra”, Samsung’s 24-inch screen, table lamp, drawer, work desk and cabinet for personal belongings. Young professionals from a wide field of design will have the opportunity to use all the necessary content for professional work – conference room, model room, tool, photo corner, library design, office equipment, and kitchen. The space design of the incubator also has the possibility of transferring educational and other programs for up to 50 participants, so that all programs that are realized within the space will be free for DESIGNERS LAB members. Work units will be available to interested users for 100 euros per month, according to the annual cycle principle.

The basic membership package of DESIGNERS LAB includes: use of workspace NI; work desk and chair;24-inch TFT monitor; access to high speed internet connection; professional Canon printers; using workshop and tools; access to a specialized library; possibility to use conference hall; Canon foto equipment; electricity costs, heating, maintenance; possibility of participating in programs.

For the application purposes, it is necessary to fill in the form on  address

and send it to e-mail (with the title “Prijava za DL”), along with the portfolio and work biography.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 18th. The portfolio should contain short descriptions of the presented works and indications whether it is a realized or unrealized project. The realization of projects will not affect the selection criteria. If there are videos or other project documentation, please send us relevant links.

Only applications submitted by e-mail until January 18th, 2013 will be taken into consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Nova Iskra team will invite for a conversation all those who have passed the first round of the selection. The motivation for personal development and group work, as well as the need for early space, will be some of the main criteria for selecting applications.

Interested users and other colleagues from the sphere of design and creative industries can also experience this specific workspace during the second open day of the Nova Iskra, which is scheduled for Friday, January 11th, 2013.