In recent years we have lived through an explosion of different models in cultural, artistic, technological and social laboratories. They all have in common an experimental culture, based on permanent research and innovation, and the exploration of new collaborative forms of knowledge creation.
The “lab” concept has been a great success. It had the good fortune to be appropriated by all kinds of actors: public, semi-public, private, and any combination.
Are we poised on the cusp of a new golden age of experimentalism, or rapidly approaching Peak Lab?
The LABMeeting 2015 conference brought together many of the projects and experiences that have helped to create and shape a lab culture in recent decades.
«The studio is a laboratory, not a factory. An exhibition is the result of your experiments, but the process is never-ending. So an exhibition is not a conclusion.»
Why use an a priori scientific term to describe a place for artistic creation? What does the existence of these spaces mean?
«Why create a work of art when dreaming about it is so much sweeter?»
What does innovation mean? How should we address climate change? What is the future of the internet? Interview with technology consultant, Scott Smith.