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Citizens, artists, architects, urban planners, scientists and activists.
1990 - ongoing
Stalker Lab is an experimental collective of architects and researchers. Founded in Rome by a group of students of the university, later artists, scientists and planners, all joined. Now it operates as a laboratory for urban art and spatial exploration. Their international exhibitions and conferences look at different ways to transform space.
Proposes experimental strategies for intervention founded on exploratory spatial practices, using playful, convivial, and interactive tactics that relate to an environment, its inhabitants and their local culture. Such practices and methods are conceived to catalyze and develop evolutionary and self-organizing processes.
Places on the periphery and communities that are marginal take centre stage, working with amongst others the Roma and gypsy populations of Europe, Kurdish migrants and the homeless. Their projects show a commitment to those that society abandons and their method collectively tries to build projects with them.