The Activist Lab

Learning while doing.

At the core of the Activist Lab lies the idea that we learn most and best while we do. We have two assumptions:

  • Each individual activist has certain skills and knowledge that someone else is lacking. The idea is to link the requester with the provider.
  • By linking up and sharing experiences, lessons can be learned and new methods and tools can be developed.

We have developed this method of co-creation together with Butterfly Works, a social innovation studio from the Netherlands.

Co-creation expresses the idea that ‘none of us is as smart as all of us’, that an action plan or campaign will be dramatically improved by involving makers, thinkers, authors and end-user.

We launched the Activist Lab in Beirut [click to read about our first meeting]: