Laboratories
Medialab-Prado counts with a permanent space open to the public with informtion related to the different activities, lines of work and projects under development. The cultural mediation program has as one of its aims to receive visitors and users, facilitate their access to this information, offer a chance to dialogue with the visitors and introduce them to project in development. Thanks to the work of the mediation team, Medialab-Prado is space for listening, for encounters, conections between diverse agents and of informal learning.
Program initiated in 2006. Each year a new international collaborative prototyping workshop is celebrated in which different topics are addressed through creative experimentation with free hardware and software tools: creative programming, graphic experimentation, interaction design, digital narratives, etc.
During a period of fifteen days, 10 multidisciplinary teams participate in the workshop of Collective Intelligence for Democracy, creating prototypes to activate collective intelligence, improving democracy and citizen commitment. At the end of spring of 2018, the call for projects will be published and, at the end of the summer, the call for collaborators will be announced. In November more than 60 participants selected to work on the different projects will meet.
xperimenta District opens citizen laboratories in the districts of Madrid. Places of meeting and learning where and neighbors can present projects designed for the neighborhoods or participate in its development. After the pilot experience of Villaverde Experimenta in 2016, and a first phase in the spring of 2017 in the districts of Fuencarral, Moratalaz and Retiro, the laboratories of Fuencarral Experimenta and Moratalaz Experimenta restart their activity in November to provide support to the projects developed during the production workshops and to design a program in complicity with...
Grigri Pixel es un programa de residencias, talleres y seminarios que quiere explorar las prácticas de cooperación cultural y ciudadanía entre África y Europa, mediante la fabricación de grigris u objetos mágicos para proteger y reencantar espacios urbanos a través de prácticas artísticas y de fabricación digital, con carácter colaborativo y experimental provenientes de ambos continentes. Entendemos lo mágico como las prácticas que están todavía por construir, los procesos colectivos que son difíciles de medir y cuantificar, los aprendizajes que surgen en los límites de lo inesperado y que son...
DITOs project is a pan-european network supported by the European Horizon 2020 program which goal is fostering citizen participation in science through a series of activities around two topics: environmental sustainability and biodesign. Medialab Prado leads the work pacjkage around environmental sustainability. que tiene como objetivo fomentar la participación ciudadana en ciencia a través de una serie de actividades en torno a dos temas: sostenibilidad
Work and experimentation platform for the digital facade of Medialab-Prado. Sonic Skate Plaza project, by Pablo Serret de Ena and collaborators Project Log: European Urban Media Network for Connecting Cities (2012-2016), comisariado por Nerea Calvillo Interfaces sólidas y juegos urbanos: Juegos digitales en el espacio público (2013) Media(nera)lab (2009-2010), curated by Nerea Calvillo . 26.000 pixls (2011), developed by Chris Sugrue City Fireflies , (2011-2012) an interactive game by Sergio Galán and Víctor Díaz . BigGames: Urban Games for Big Screens , (2012) developed by Sergio Galán and...
Medialab-Prado’s Fablab is a space to experiment with different digital fabrication tools and techniques. In its current location, a former sawmill, Medialab-Prado has a dedicated space designed and equipped specifically for this, with a laser cutter, CNC routers and 3D printers. The Fablab assists different projects, activities and lines of work that need to use it’s facilities and machinery to build prototypes. Interactivos?, Mobiliario OpenSource, Autofabricantes, Funcionamientos, Experimenta Distrito, Grigri Pixel are among the groups and activities that have benefited from the Fablab’s...