open call for design residency programme in skopje, Macedonia


Otvorena Soba Open Call

The Understanding Territoriality project is delighted to publish an open call for young designers (under 35) to take part in a residency at Otvorena Soba/ Public Room, our partner in Skopje, this summer. Applications are invited from those working in the fields of product, industrial, fashion or graphic design in an EU country.

Creating prototypes (furniture and upholstery furniture, home accessories, clothes, packaging for product/s, wall decorations, etc) from locally obtained and processed materials with the technology available in Public Room, Skopje and its wider surrounds. Designers, regardless their orientation will be working on a real problem with assigned mentor from Public Room and a coordinating person company or an institution.

Deadline 15 April 2016.

Full details of the call and information on how to apply available here

Open Call for Design Residency in Skopje

Otvorena Soba, are pleased to announce a call for designers in residence (product, industrial, fashion and graphic designers, modellers and architects) to produce prototypes from locally obtained and processed materials, with the available technology in Skopje and it wider surroundings. Designers, regardless of their orientation, will be working on a real problem either with a company or an institution. Designers from EU countries are invited to apply to the residency to work on concrete projects in February/ March 2016. Full details of the opportunity can be found here. Deadline for applications 13 January 2016.

Opening of Otvorena Soba’s new centre for design

Opening Night – image courtesy Otvorena Soba

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At the end of October Otvorena Soba moved into their new centre in Skopje. The freshly renovated building has a footprint of 1450m2, which contains exhibition space, prototype rooms, a bar, meeting rooms, a workshop space for young people and a shop. The building has been designed to showcase and promote contemporary Macedonian design, examples of which are integrated throughout the building.