Membership

Everyo­ne is wel­co­me to come to one of AltLab’s wee­kly work ses­si­ons in order to get to know us and learn more about the col­lec­ti­ve. Tho­se who wish to attend the lab ses­si­ons and work with us on a fre­quent basis must beco­me AltLab mem­bers.

AltLab mem­bers pay a 10€ monthly fee, in order to sup­port the collective’s ope­ra­ting costs, whi­ch gives them full access to its resour­ces. If you alre­ady know you want to join AltLab ple­a­se (re)read the gui­de­li­nes below and then fill out this REGISTRATION FORM.

You don’t need to beco­me a mem­ber of AltLab or AZ in order to par­ti­ci­pa­te in any of the public events or pro­jects we orga­ni­ze (workshops, talks, exhi­bi­ti­ons, etc.)

 

If you are alre­ady a mem­ber and want to pay your monthly fees;

— Use the fol­lowing IBAN: PT50 0035 0739 0002 7858 1303 6
— And send us a email with the reci­ept to:   quo­tas [at] altlab.org

 

 

ALTLAB’s GUIDELINES

1. AltLab’s struc­tu­re
1.1 AltLab is a col­lec­ti­ve dedi­ca­ted to inde­pen­dent rese­ar­ch and expe­ri­men­ta­ti­on in alter­na­ti­ve media.

1.2 AltLab is an inte­gral part of the cul­tu­ral orga­ni­za­ti­on Audi­ên­cia Zero (AZ), just like LCD (Porto’s AZ hac­kers­pa­ce).

1.3 AZ’s repre­sen­ta­ti­ve in Lis­bon will coor­di­na­te all the organization’s acti­vi­ti­es in this city, inclu­ding AltLab.

1.4 AltLab’s acti­vi­ti­es will inclu­de: lab, wee­kly work ses­si­ons, mini-workshops, talks, exhi­bi­ti­ons, deba­tes, etc.

1.5 Lar­ger sca­le events and acti­vi­ti­es (inter­na­ti­o­nal workshops, major con­fe­ren­ces, etc.) will be orga­ni­zed by AZ’s coor­di­na­tors in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with AltLab, xDA and LCD mem­bers.

1.6 AltLab, xDA and LCD will col­la­bo­ra­te as often as pos­si­ble through the orga­ni­za­ti­on and deve­lop­ment of joint pro­jects and events.

1.7 AltLab, xDA and LCD will sha­re all their resour­ces (whi­ch are the col­lec­ti­ve pro­perty of AZ).

1.8 AltLab’s orga­ni­zing committee(s) will be com­pri­sed by all acti­ve mem­bers who wish to assu­me such res­pon­si­bi­li­ti­es.

1.9 Only AltLab mem­bers can join its orga­ni­zing committee(s) but they do not need to be AZ mem­bers.

1.10 Only AZ mem­bers can be part of its coor­di­na­ti­on team.

1.11 It’s not neces­sary to beco­me a mem­ber of AZ to par­ti­ci­pa­te in any the organization’s events and pro­jects. Neverthe­less, AZ mem­bers will recei­ve pre­fe­ren­ti­al tre­at­ment.

1.12 AltLab mem­bers will pay monthly fees in order to help sup­port the collective’s ope­ra­ting costs (see point 2 for addi­ti­o­nal details).

1.13 AltLab’s objec­ti­ve is to beco­me finan­ci­ally auto­no­mous and self-reli­ant (through reve­nue gene­ra­ted by the orga­ni­za­ti­on of events and workshops, and also through the sup­port of other public or pri­va­te ins­ti­tu­ti­ons).

 

2. Mem­bership
2.1 AltLab mem­bers sha­re the collective’s resour­ces (such as tools and equip­ment), are given pre­fe­ren­ti­al tre­at­ment on its events, and have access to the collective’s works­pa­ce on the sche­du­led days and times. At the begin­ning this will hap­pen only once or twi­ce a week, but even­tu­ally AltLab will have its own spa­ce and pro­vi­de full time access to all mem­bers.

2.2 As of Octo­ber 2013, AltLab’s mem­bership fee is 10€/month, due one month in advan­ce and paid on the last day of each month (for exam­ple: May’s fee should be paid by April 30th). Pay­ment ins­truc­ti­ons are as given abo­ve.

2.3 Everyo­ne is wel­co­me to come to one of AltLab’s wee­kly work ses­si­ons in order to get to know us and learn more about the col­lec­ti­ve. Tho­se who wish to attend the lab ses­si­ons and work with us on a fre­quent basis must beco­me AltLab mem­bers.

2.4 It is not neces­sary to beco­me a mem­ber of AltLab or AZ in order to par­ti­ci­pa­te in any of the public events or pro­jects we orga­ni­ze (workshops, talks, exhi­bi­ti­ons, etc.)

 

3. Equip­ment and Tools
3.1 Part of AltLab’s funds will be used to acqui­re equip­ment and tools — this list will be com­pi­led by its mem­bers. We will always first invest on the equip­ment and tools used by the lar­gest num­ber of mem­bers.

3.2 Mate­ri­als (such as sol­der, elec­tro­nics, etc.) used in each pro­ject must be pur­cha­sed by its authors.

 

4. Pro­jects and Exhi­bi­ti­ons
4.1 We stron­gly encou­ra­ge AltLab’s pro­ject lea­ders to enter their work-in-pro­gress info on the community’s plat­form in order to faci­li­ta­te col­la­bo­ra­ti­on among mem­bers. Such info should inclu­de: pro­ject title, des­crip­ti­on, names of authors and col­la­bo­ra­tors, pro­ject needs (tools, skills…), etc.

4.2 AltLab will peri­o­di­cally orga­ni­ze public exhi­bi­ti­ons:
— All AltLab mem­bers can cho­o­se to par­ti­ci­pa­te or not in the­se exhi­bi­ti­ons
— At the moment an exhi­bi­ti­on is sche­du­led, pro­ject lea­ders must notify the col­lec­ti­ve if they wish to inclu­de their work on the show. If so, pro­ject lea­ders should also sub­mit a form with the project’s title, des­crip­ti­on, names of authors, and pro­ject sta­tus.