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.