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Atelier de co-créativité lors du dernier séminaire 2016

The maker movement and its DIY approach encourage us to be/make the world, challenging our relationship to knowledge, to work and workplaces. What does it mean to “make” (Lallement, 2015; Anderson, 2012)? It is more than a political agenda, it is a way of life: to no longer be a passive consumer – to join the ranks of the producers. Production liberates, as Proudhon emphasized (in hackerspaces we approach the Proudhonian notion of mutualism that was opposed to the Marxist vision of communal ownership of the means of production) – production in places where space, tools, experiences and knowledge (fab labs and hackerspaces) are shared, production to affirm one’s identity, in collaboration and for collaboration’s sake.

To make is to learn by doing – it is a practice of production/personal liberation that fosters empowerment; it is the union of art and technique (which encourages disciplinary decompartmentalization). One might ask if the sharing economy announces the triumph of pragmatism over ideology, of the maker over the professional.

At RGCS Lyon, we are particularly interested in discussing following questions:

– the relationship between collaborative communities and work transformations
– innovation and new innovative practices grounded into collaborative communities and collaborative spaces,
– social and critical perspectives about collaborative communities, digital transformation and collaboration, etc.