Overview of RGCS activites (2014-2018): studying and experimenting collaborative practices

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Our network has first been a working group (NETC) set up in October 2014. It has then be a network gathering researchers, entrepreneurs and activists interested in new ways of working (e.g. collaborative work and collaborative spaces) and exploring new ways of working for academics-practitioners collaborations from 2015. What did we do since the beginning of this adventure? It is time to take stock of our activities.

These years have been opportunities for numerous experimentations, attempts, failures, surprises, a lot of bricolages and improvisations. We did our best to make things happen. Most of all, we are proud of what we did or tried to do.

Our key accomplishments and contributions could be summarized the following way:

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What could be the next steps? What do we want for the next years? Difficult to say. As we like to repeat, let's surprise ourselves...

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Join us for the next chapters of this adventure! Let's try to push further DIY, DIT & Open Science about and through our topics. Let's experiment reflexively, critically, creatively new ways of collaborating between researchers, entrepreneurs, managers, artists, students, activists... Let's co-produce new ways of working and managing open collaborations.

François-Xavier de Vaujany, president of the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS)