Citizen laboratories for experimentation and collective action
Citizen laboratories are places that facilitate the meeting for experimentation and the development of projects that seek to improve life in a place. During the last 15 years, citizen laboratory experiences have been launched in various places that have given rise to numerous innovative initiatives promoted by new communities of practice. All these experiences show that citizen laboratories are a new model of institution that favors the development of the capacities of any person and the self-organization for the production of common resources.
If we want to transform the state of affairs for the construction of a fairer, freer and more habitable world, it will be necessary to increase the levels of experimentation and cooperation from the powers of society itself. In other words, it will be necessary to try other forms of relationship with the world and with others, not based on control and fear, but rather on confidence in what people can do for themselves and for society as a whole. when the right conditions are met. Citizen laboratories propose to promote the conditions for experimentation and social cooperation in order to increase the possibilities of transformation.