With le labo des Labos you could become a “supporting” member of les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers’ audience! A place for life and activities that brings people together, a place for civic belonging, informal experimentation and collective experiments alongside or as an extension of projects, le labo des Labos is a place to learn that exists through and for the pleasure of learning and sharing.
Research doesn’t happen in a bubble. It is work that requires sharing, updating, critiquing. It is a place that desires communication, bartered knowledge, exchanged skills. We hope to create a space that can welcome light and easy forms of meeting, informal experimentation, proposals for collective experiences related to or following on from artists’ projects. All of this in order to create a rhythm for research, most often stretched over the long term, through shorter and more spontaneous moments, moments where we dare to work in simple meetings, sharing in a lively, friendly atmosphere.
In the form of “classes”, although there is nothing academic about them, le labo des Labos is made up of spaces for learning with no predetermined methods (it could be a cooking or a language class, a writing workshop, reading salons or flea markets…) or definite time frames (ranging from a weeklong “internship” to a weekly course over a given period of time, or a one-off event).
Le labo des Labos exists because of and for the pleasure of learning and sharing. It is a unifying site and a chance for Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers to bring together different groups of people depending on the event, people who are drawn to work on the same practical objects and skills. Depending on the projects and the work formats that they require, classes in varying configurations will be offered, each time bringing in new groups of learners.
Designed as a civic space for life and “activities”, le labo des Labos is a rallying point for the team at Les Laboratoires, the residents of Aubervilliers, the town’s infrastructure and departments (libraries, conservatory, schools, non-profits, theatre, etc.), artists, participants and everyone interested in the projects.