For the last three years, 98B COLLABoratory (98B) in partnership with the First United Building (FUB) have been organizing the Saturday X Future Market @ESCOLTA (SxFM@E). It has been a great run. Through the monthly events we were able to meet a lot of creatives and were able to help jump-start a number of artistic and imaginative efforts.
The learnings derived from the whole experience stimulated us to develop a new concept. We are hopeful that we can count on everyone’s assistance, encouragement and patronage for the HUB | Make Lab… where creatives and creations can converge daily.
The HUB serves as an incubation space for those who wish to experiment on a more stable and sustainable setting. It is open for sellers and concessionaires of: crafts, interesting art works, limited edition merchandise, innovative food items, upcycled clothes and accessories, independent clothing labels, DIY wares, vintage goods and refurbished antiques.
Each quaint space (ranging from 6.12 to 12.25 square meters in area), open 6 days a week (Tuesday to Sundays from 11am to 8pm), will be available through quarterly open calls. Selected applicants have three months to test the market and put up their trial shops (inclusive of 3 days ingress and 2 days egress). Sellers will be selected based on the following criteria: type of product or merchandise and the proposed design for their spaces.
With the help of 1/0 Design Collective, the HUB maintains the DIY vibe of SxFM@E. Prospective makers are enjoined to conceptualize their individual spaces with the notions of transparency, communal spirit, maker culture and interaction. An exciting addition to the blend is the presence of Fred’s Revolución: a home for sincere drinkers… merrily celebrating the legacy of Lolo Fred, born 1905. The DEN, a cafe and shop that carries great local coffee and locally made products, completes the HUB brew.
Indeed, there are many things to look forward to. Escolta may have seen better days but we can rediscover it through new lenses. Its colorful past can be infused with a fresh palette. Merging its former glory with its newfound identity will usher an impending combination of verve and dynamism. We can make this happen.
Together we can breathe more life to Escolta… Make LAB at the HUB.
SOME NOTES from 1/0 DESIGN COLLECTIVE ON YOUR BOOTH DESIGN
IMPORTANT DATES for round 4
January 1 to February 12 = Application / Registration Period
February 13 to 15 = Email Selected HUB Makers
February 13 to 15 = Payment / Confirmation of HUB Makers
February 15 = Public Announcement of Selected HUB Makers
February 18 = Orientation for Selected Makers
February 26-28 = Ingress and Egress of Sellers
March 1 = Opening of 3rd Quarter Makers
ORIENTATION SCHEDULES FOR PROSPECTIVE HUB APPLICANTS
January 21, 28 February 4, 11 = Get to know the HUB | Make Lab
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HUB: Make lab mechanics and guidelines
I. Application (NOTE: Please make sure that you have considered the fees involved when you apply)
A. Applications must be done through the link provided in the Open Call (www.98-B.org/hubmakelab)
Applications through e-mail will NOT be entertained
B. HUB: Make Lab is an incubation space for those who wish to experiment on a more stable and sustainable setting. It is for sellers and concessionaires of:
2. Interesting art works
3. Limited edition merchandise
4. Artisanal food (with no kitchen requirements)
5. Up-cycled clothes
6. Hand-made accessories
7. Independent clothing labels
8. DIY wares
9. Vintage goods
10. Refurbished antiques
C. The following kinds of merchandise are NOT allowed:
1. Plagiarized works and designs
2. Illegal substances
7. Any item that poses risks to the safety and health of HUB visitors
D. Sellers will be selected based on the following criteria:
1. Type of product or merchandise
2. Proposed design for their spaces
3. After considering the above criteria, spaces are allocated on a first-to-apply-first-served basis.
E. Through the Open Call link, please provide the following:
1. Images of products
2. Description of your line / Brand
3. Space desired (Note the space number)
4. Design of the space
a. Use the provided kit
b. Send plans/sketches
c. List materials you wish to use
d. Basically help us visualize your booth set-up (through words and drawings)
5. Indicate second and third space choice in case the desired space is not available anymore
F. Renting of a space under multiple brand names is allowed. We suggest the format “Brand A + Brand B + etc.” Make sure that each brand name sends images and descriptions.
G. Please ensure the accuracy of all submitted information. Brand names will be written as they appear in the application. Contact information with typographical errors might compromise chances of getting a slot.
H. Mistakes in the application form can be corrected by simply resending the corrected application before the deadline of applications. The most recent submission will be considered.
I. Selected applicants have three months to test the market and put up their trial shops.