An independent multifunctional space in a converted industrial facility, featuring balanced mix of educational, cultural, community and commercial activities. Multifunctional concept space contains: Performing space with professional stage and equipment; Auditorium for professional seminars, trainings and conferences; Creative Lab – playground for workshops, competitions and DIY sessions; Social café – gathering place for local community, students, café, floating office for freelancers, etc. Balkan Design Store: showcasing selection of innovative products by local designers-come-entrepreneurs who initiated their own brands; Pop-Up Design Markets: regular bi-monthly market events gathering wider scope of creative entrepreneurs and massive audience. During 5 years of operating in Belgrade, Mikser House hosted more than 1500 events in the field of creative sector : 400 music and 180 dance performances;19 original theater productions with more than100 performances; 75 literature related events; 40 conferences; 50 public debates and discussions; 240 design markets and festivals; 80 art and design exhibitions, etc. Above events attracted more than 1.250.000 visitors. Innovative model of Mikser Social-Cultural hub has been replicated in Mikser House Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Public Room in Skopje, Macedonia.
Twenty years after the end of the war in Bosnia, the Belgrade creative collective Mikser decides to open its creative center “Mikser house” in Sarajevo as a catalyst for cultural exchange in the Balkans. The ideological premises of this project were based on ideas and beliefs about multiculturalism, the affirmation of earthly values and regional cooperation, as well as the nurturing of culture from the memory of the most difficult days in modern Balkan history in which the city of Sarajevo became a tragic metaphor for suffering and destruction. The motivation for Mikser House Sarajevo comes from the long-term cooperation between the Mikser organization and a large number of creative associations and individuals from BiH, which is fighting together for one goal: reshaping the Balkans’ identity towards a better and more sustainable society that future generations would be proud of.