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 NIB:   0035 0739 00027858130 36
— 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.

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