Since the beginning of RGCS, this is strong obsession: how to re-invent academia? How to co-produce new academic events? More in touch with society? Contributive to sustainable common worlds? Most academic events follow a dichotomic logic (see figure 1 below).
Figure 1: Two main logics behind research events today?
On the one hand, some research entities and events embody continuities and activities. Laboratories, research groups, internal seminars, are space-time where and when research goes on. The content of research is produced from there, continuously, actively, all year long. Stable and co-present communities, grounded into a specific territory (most of the time a city) are here and now. Of course, logics of distributed projects (global projects) extend in space and time the production and assemblage of knowledge, but the process remain highly continuous. Interestingly, some researchers stress that true encounters, serendipity, openness of labs and their events would be a powerful