Open Lab: Athens (OL: Athens) is an IT support and research capability based in Athens, Greece, and is a digital civics initiative of a collective of human-computer interaction research groups from Newcastle University, Swansea University, Saarland University, Hasselt University and Northumbria University.
OL: Athens aims to engage with solidarity structures and the social and solidarity economy in Greece in order to design and develop digital systems to facilitate and extend their civic activities while exemplifying an alternative model of service provision. The digital civics lab-let aims to engage with the solidarity economy in Greece but also to explore an alternative way of doing participatory, action-oriented digital civics research through the embedding of researchers in civic contexts.
The lab-let approach allows research organisations to explore contexts of social significance and gain inspiration for the design and development of innovative systems that incorporate their practices and values.
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