︎SPACE SAL00N                                                                                                      

“Sympoiesis is a simple word; it means ‘making-with.’ ...Sympoiesis is a word proper to complex, dynamic, responsive, situated, historical systems. It is a word for worlding-with, in company.”

-- Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene


Satellite Lab is our new remote community-in-residence program that explores alternative forms of design engagement. Through the development of collaborative DIY projects, Satellite Lab aims to equip participants with accessible tools and resources for enacting change in their local environment.

Space Saloon has assembled a team of participants, experts and workshop leaders for its new summer program.

Send us a message and let us know you’re interested in making a difference.


A 10-week virtual residency and training program.

June 1

The workshop explores themes of documentation, presentation and collaboration, reflecting on the flatness of many online platforms and channels. Participants are prompted to develop forensic collages to organize and share their research through using new media tools, both criticizing and celebrating digital / physical information.

> Download the OBS tutorial.

Workshop Leaders:
Monitor Lizard

Patrick Donbeck
Michael Jurgielewicz
Eduardo Cassina
Tijn van de Wijdeven

June 15

This workshop aims to make the most out of our remote community through the construction of a collective virtual wunderkammer. Participants are invited to digitally capture urban artifacts and sonic memories, characterizing meaningful traits of their respective environments. Through two sequential tutorials in photogrammetry and real-time visual programming, participants will digitally process, transform and virtually recontextualize their audio-reactive bric-à-brac.

> Download the Photogrammetry tutorial.

> Submit your urban objects to be added to our AbfallHavn virtual wunderkammer.

> Watch the TouchDesigner tutorial.

Workshop Leaders:
Maxime Lefebvre
Riccardo Torresi

June 29

In this workshop, participants will create their own 'near catalogs', a series of animated catalogs that serve as sharing networks where neighbors can lend & exchange goods with each other. From plants to books to tools, the catalogs will vary based on inventory, location and representation. A series of tutorials on material mapping and dynamic image making will be shared with participants, with the ultimate goal to compile a collective Near catalog_2020 and website.

Workshop Leader:
Laida Aguirre

July 20

Midnight Snack is a game of Exquisite Corpse that will use different forms of sensory experience — sound, taste, vision etc. — as generators for spatial atmospheres. The workshop will focus on 360° image making as a method of creating virtual spatial environments and will do so in a way that encourages digital/analogue crossover techniques.

> Download workshop materials.

> Email your 360° image to us to share!

Workshop Leaders:
The Plot
Ashleigh Killa, Max Melvill
Alex Coetzee

August 10

 -. ---  is a lab in two parts; a wikipedia editing workshop and a virtual information map. It is a work of collective coded writing and thick spatial mapping which represents the accumulated information shared between participants of the satellite labs as a discontinuous landscape of decentralized knowledge.

> Join the project Dashboard and start editing!

Workshop Leaders:
Roundhouse Platform
Noémie Despland-Lichtert
Brendan Shea


To connect, support, build and care for each others’ practices.

Your effort will help create a truly open source toolkit of projects that can be shared with the public.
Through forms of publication, exhibition and specialized media we will share effective strategies for spatial, social and environmental engagement, in whatever shape, scale or form.


Open and empathetic minds, passionate and enthusiastic teams.
We’re looking for participants with a dedication to connecting with your local (and global) environment, as well as a desire to support your immediate (and distant) community.
We will be working with our team of fellows, workshop leaders, project collaborators, expert consultants, and inspirational lecturers to develop a truly collaborative program.

Want to join? Send us a message!


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