MediaLab Prado: Citizens’ labs for the collaborative prototype

The open and collaborative practices of the Web such as free software can serve as inspiration for us when designing new cultural institution models that will allow us to experiment with new forms of encounter and collective action. These are citizens’ labs in which to come together with others in order to launch projects that are open to anyone’s participation, in which the final result of the experiment is as important as the learning process that occurs between the participants as they seek to coordinate their actions to accomplish the project.

Marcos García, together with Laura Fernández, is responsible for the cultural programme of Medialab-Prado. Between 2004 and 2006 he was responsible for the educational programme of MediaLabMadrid together with Laura Fernández, within which they developed the cultural mediation programme and the interactives project. From September 2006 he is also responsible, together with Laura Fernández, for the conceptualisation and the design of Medialab-Prado, where he is in charge of coordinating the work lines and the scheduling of activities. He has participated in national and international forums on digital culture, media labs and free culture, like for example the Free Culture Research Workshop organised by the Berkman Center of Harvard University, where the text A Lab Without Walls (2009, Antonio Lafuente, Andoni Alonso and Marcos García) was presented. He has curated the workshop Ways of Doing. Approaches, Manuals, Tactics, Strategies and the Operational Art at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2009) and has participated in the conceptualization of the Colaboratorio (LPCI), a workshop for collaborative experimentation and production of projects of the University of Salamana (2009).

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For further detail on Marcos Garcia’s keynote, check his presentation slides below, listen or download the following audio recording:

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