Rog Center

A production, educational and presentation space in a 30 m²‑container object

Petkovškovo nabrežje 67, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovénie

Fab Lab

Space size 30 m²

Opened in October 2012

Structure type Public Company

Explored in August 2019


RogLab is a creative hub established in 2012 as part of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana. Slovenia's first maker lab, it gives creators of all ages access to production tools and encourages the innovative use of maker technologies.

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Main interests

Fashion & textile Technology - machines & tools Social initiatives Community Entrepreneurship Education Clothing & accessories Science & biology Art & culture Recycling & upcycling Craftsmanship Jewellery Handicap Social diversity Gender diversity

This workshop is great for:

Non-profit organisations Public organisations Craftsmen Artists Every single person & organisation! Makers residency Women Children Architects Designers

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MAKER RESIDENCY 2022 - ROG CENTRE

⬇ We host your workshop in our Makerspace ⬇

Are you experimenting with new materials and ways of making textiles from natural fibres in your workshop? Can’t resist using new technological gadgets, and want to be the first to try them out? Do you know how to shape wood, metal or other materials? And are you also committed to the values of sustainable design, the circular economy, and environmental and social justice? Then this call is for you!

  • TYPE OF ACTIVITIES: Propose a workshop and get into our makerspace.
  • PERIOD: From 1 day to several month depending your proposal
  • DATES: As to be done in 2022
  • TRANSPORT: Reimbursed
  • ACCOMMODATION: Included
  • FOOD: not included
  • EXTRA FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Yes for development + material workshop depending on your project
  • HOW MANY PLACE: Open to single makers, binômes or a group
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb 15th 2022

All applications will be carefully reviewed by the Rog Centre team. Those that best match the criteria of the call and offer an array of skills will become part of the Rog Centre’s regular programme of training workshops for adults. Priority will be given to workshops/courses that are both newly developed and highly cost-effective.

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(If the orange button doesn’t open well, please, just send us an email on residency@vulca.eu with :
- Object: MAKER RESIDENCY 2022 - ROG CENTRE
- Message : Short presentation of yourself + when you’re available for a video call)

Interview & guided tour

Meet someone from the team & discover the space by yourself!

Our workshop

Learn more about our space, members, machines & services!

ROG CENTRE: EVOLUTION OF A PUBLIC MULTIDISCIPLINARY HUB IN THE HEART OF LJUBLJANA

The Rog Centre is a new multidisciplinary hub that is being created by the City of Ljubljana in a former bicycle factory in the centre of the city.

The process of creating this new public facility has been both dynamic and lengthy, innovative and complex, positive and occasionally frustrating. RogLab is playing a major part in this. RogLab, set up about ten years ago, and led by cultural manager Meta Štular ever since, this manufacturing lab by the Ljubljanica River is acting as the pilot for the future Rog Centre; and in 2018 it received the prestigious Eurocities Award for the development model it created for the project.

Since 2010, over 6000 users and stakeholders have been involved in the development of the new Rog Centre, whether through research, focus groups, or the testing of prototype programmes. Using the data generated by this involvement, the City of Ljubljana continuously revised its vision and design for the project. In 2019, these revised plans were re-submitted to stakeholders, who reviewed and added to them before finally approving them.

With its modern infrastructure, in-house expertise and international connections, the Rog Centre will provide makers, organisations, businesses and the general public with a supportive environment for the development of innovative, socially beneficial projects that meet the challenges of the 21st century.

We are pleased to present a new brochure giving a comprehensive overview of the original idea, the aims of the project, and the methods used in the development process.

STORY

RogLab was conceived as a production, educational and presentation space in a 30 m² container object, acting as a mini-hub for creatives with an emphasis on providing access to production tools. RogLab’s goal was to develop and test content, partnerships and working modalities on a small scale, which could in turn go on to find a permanent place, continuation and upgrade in the newly established Rog Centre, currently under construction. In 2018 RogLab won the EUROCITIES Innovation Award for its contribution to innovation in local ecosystems, involving residents in its decision-making, and its use of innovation to improve resilience and sustainability.

MISSION

With its modern infrastructure, expertise and international connections, RogLab provides creators, organisations, businesses and the general public with a supportive environment for the development of innovative, socially beneficial projects that meet the challenges of the 21st century.

VISION

The Rog Centre is being set up as part of the revival of the Rog factory site, and will form a link between the city centre and the newly built cultural centre and Cukrarna gallery. The revitalisation plans for the Rog site include the renovation of the factory itself, together with construction of an underground car park and the conversion of the factory courtyard into a multi-purpose park.

Office

General Manager: Meta Štular - Programme, Partnerships; meta.stular@mgml.si

Producer: Nika Perne (on sick leave) - Program coordination, International cooperation, Public relations; nika@roglab.si

Coordinator: Lucija Jankovec - coordination; lucija@roglab.si

Workshop

Fab Manager, Mentor: Tomo Per - 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, 3D Modelling; delavnica@roglab.si

Mentor, FabBox Coordinator: Staš Vrenko - Electronics, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Art; stas@roglab.si

Mentor, Saturday Workshops Coordinator: Ivana Osećanski Despić - Electronics, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, CNC Miling; ivana@roglab.si

Mentor: Zelimkhan Suleymanov - CNC Milling, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, 3D Modelling, Architecture; zelim@roglab.si

Technician: François Friderich - Development of production processes; francois@roglab.si

RogLab is a creative hub established in 2012 as part of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML). Slovenia’s first maker lab, it gives creators of all ages access to production tools and encourages the innovative use of maker technologies.

Besides organising trainings for the independent use of our equipment, various courses and workshops for both children and adults alike, we produce creative projects responding to the challenges of today’s society and the urban environment, while broadening the scope of our programme through a network of partner institutions.

In 2018, RogLab received the prestigious EUROCITIES Innovation award; after receiving the award, the head of RogLab Meta Štular said:

»…RogLab is a model of an integrative organisation trying to react to the needs of creators who are facing the challenges of globalisation, digitalisation and rapid technological development. It is an interdisciplinary space with joint projects which can bring together comic book authors and electrical engineers, fashion designers and new movement‑impaired fashion enthusiasts, children and urban planners, lacemakers and millennials«

Full interview you can find following the LINK.

ROG CENTRE: EVOLUTION OF A PUBLIC MULTIDISCIPLINARY HUB IN THE HEART OF LJUBLJANA

The Rog Centre is a new multidisciplinary hub that is being created by the City of Ljubljana in a former bicycle factory in the centre of the city.

The process of creating this new public facility has been both dynamic and lengthy, innovative and complex, positive and occasionally frustrating. RogLab is playing a major part in this. RogLab, set up about ten years ago, and led by cultural manager Meta Štular ever since, this manufacturing lab by the Ljubljanica River is acting as the pilot for the future Rog Centre; and in 2018 it received the prestigious Eurocities Award for the development model it created for the project.

Since 2010, over 6000 users and stakeholders have been involved in the development of the new Rog Centre, whether through research, focus groups, or the testing of prototype programmes. Using the data generated by this involvement, the City of Ljubljana continuously revised its vision and design for the project. In 2019, these revised plans were re-submitted to stakeholders, who reviewed and added to them before finally approving them.

With its modern infrastructure, in-house expertise and international connections, the Rog Centre will provide makers, organisations, businesses and the general public with a supportive environment for the development of innovative, socially beneficial projects that meet the challenges of the 21st century.

We are pleased to present a new brochure giving a comprehensive overview of the original idea, the aims of the project, and the methods used in the development process.

STORY

RogLab was conceived as a production, educational and presentation space in a 30 m² container object, acting as a mini-hub for creatives with an emphasis on providing access to production tools. RogLab’s goal was to develop and test content, partnerships and working modalities on a small scale, which could in turn go on to find a permanent place, continuation and upgrade in the newly established Rog Centre, currently under construction. In 2018 RogLab won the EUROCITIES Innovation Award for its contribution to innovation in local ecosystems, involving residents in its decision-making, and its use of innovation to improve resilience and sustainability.

MISSION

With its modern infrastructure, expertise and international connections, RogLab provides creators, organisations, businesses and the general public with a supportive environment for the development of innovative, socially beneficial projects that meet the challenges of the 21st century.

VISION

The Rog Centre is being set up as part of the revival of the Rog factory site, and will form a link between the city centre and the newly built cultural centre and Cukrarna gallery. The revitalisation plans for the Rog site include the renovation of the factory itself, together with construction of an underground car park and the conversion of the factory courtyard into a multi-purpose park.

Office

General Manager: Meta Štular - Programme, Partnerships; meta.stular@mgml.si

Producer: Nika Perne (on sick leave) - Program coordination, International cooperation, Public relations; nika@roglab.si

Coordinator: Lucija Jankovec - coordination; lucija@roglab.si

Workshop

Fab Manager, Mentor: Tomo Per - 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, 3D Modelling; delavnica@roglab.si

Mentor, FabBox Coordinator: Staš Vrenko - Electronics, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, Art; stas@roglab.si

Mentor, Saturday Workshops Coordinator: Ivana Osećanski Despić - Electronics, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, CNC Miling; ivana@roglab.si

Mentor: Zelimkhan Suleymanov - CNC Milling, Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, 3D Modelling, Architecture; zelim@roglab.si

Technician: François Friderich - Development of production processes; francois@roglab.si

RogLab is a creative hub established in 2012 as part of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (MGML). Slovenia’s first maker lab, it gives creators of all ages access to production tools and encourages the innovative use of maker technologies.

Besides organising trainings for the independent use of our equipment, various courses and workshops for both children and adults alike, we produce creative projects responding to the challenges of today’s society and the urban environment, while broadening the scope of our programme through a network of partner institutions.

In 2018, RogLab received the prestigious EUROCITIES Innovation award; after receiving the award, the head of RogLab Meta Štular said:

»…RogLab is a model of an integrative organisation trying to react to the needs of creators who are facing the challenges of globalisation, digitalisation and rapid technological development. It is an interdisciplinary space with joint projects which can bring together comic book authors and electrical engineers, fashion designers and new movement‑impaired fashion enthusiasts, children and urban planners, lacemakers and millennials«

Full interview you can find following the LINK.

Technologies & processes available

3D printing Photo & video Printing, drawing & painting Robotics Music & sound devices Arduino 3D scanning CNC milling Vinyl cutting Laser cutting

Our best practices

The inspiring things we do here to run our collaborative space

Makers-in-Residecy

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Community Ecosystem & partnerships

The RogLab Residency Programme has been created with the aim of promoting makers’ mobility. Lasting between two and four weeks, it gives them access to the working space and all RogLab equipment, as well as providing full support of the RogLab technical team.

Priority will be given to makers who are committed to the values of sustainable design, circular economy and environmental and social justice and whose applications focus on the fields, materials and technologies listed here.

Applications are open all year round!


Overview of projects


RogLab Open 2019: Active Aging

Roglab Open’s Active Aging workshop took place in Ljubljana, connecting a number of makers and designers of various ages and backgrounds from around the world. RogLab organised the project in collaboration with the Centre for Creativity under the auspices of Museum of Architecture, Ljubljana (MAO), along with parters, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering and the International Centre for Graphic Arts.

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RogLab Open 2017: City for Everyone

RogLab and the European network FabLabNet have put out a call for entries in the field of product and fashion design, architecture and art, whose goal was to expand the boudaries of the creative use of 3D technologies and develop socially and environmentally conscious products that enhance the quality of everyday lives of both individuals and communities.

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RogLab Open 2017: RogLight

Creative challenge to find innovative design in creating lamps or lampshades using a laser cutter. 12 selected participants got the chance to transform their ideas into tangible prototypes at RogLab, and 8 of those works were in the running to win the competition.

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RogLab Open 2015: Design (Dis)ability

The Design (Dis)ability project is embedded in the cultural discourse, addressing fashion as a characteristically urban expression of individuality that remains largely unavailable to many individuals with physical disabilities.

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RogLab Open 2014: The factory that is making itself

Numerous prototypes were developed during the first year of RogLab’s operation, 10 of which were represented at the exhibition. Forty-three designers, engineers, technicians, architects and artists cooperated in the production process. Prototypes were represented in winter 2013/14 on the exhibition RogLab - the factory that is making itself.

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