PiNALAB is a meeting space, a place of collaboration between different stakeholders, designed to ensure sustainable experimentation as well as product and service prototyping at the crossroads between creative industries and the economy, with an emphasis on virtual and augmented
PiNALAB is a meeting space, a place of collaboration between different stakeholders, designed to ensure sustainable experimentation as well as product and service prototyping at the crossroads between creative industries and the economy, with an emphasis on virtual and augmented reality. The PiNALAB is the first of its kind in Istria.
Divided into two levels, the PiNALAB will primarily enable the basic prototyping of potential products and services. The space will be furnished with modern equipment for 3D modeling, scanning and printing, material processing, programming, electronic circuit production and testing, production of complex mechanic tools, as well as a basic woodworking and metal workshop, etc.
At the second level, it will pursue the idea of “augmented experience”, through experimentation in the field of virtual and augmented reality and state-of-the-art multimedia presentation practices.
PiNALAB’s basic principle will be the enhancement of human senses and the creation of targeted experience with a focus on social innovation, tourism, and education. Through the use of technology, knowledge and stakeholder networking, PiNALAB will generate progress in the following fields of innovation:
– presentation practices in natural and cultural heritage,
– educational tools and methodologies,
– multimedia experiences for mass events, and
– tools and methods for active participation in the field of social development.
Symbiocene is a nomadic platform, set up to question our design abilities and sensibilities, to experiment and produce work that works outside and beyond the anthropocentric and capitalist production of our everyday realities. Continuously evolving, it aims to explore the potentials of interspecies collaboration and look for ways to encourage symbiotic relationships within the contexts in which it operates.
The platform was set up by design duo Gaja Mežnarić Osole and Andrej Koruza who work within the Trajna collective. Trajna is a non-governmental organisation which works towards supporting solidarity and cross-species co-sustainment by initiating commprojecty economies, creative research, organising workshops and designing eco-infrastructure. At the moment Trajna is focusing on developing creative and sustainable solutions for invasive species management.