Traditional business models of the creative industries are built on the protection of content. With the advent of an Internet culture where content is ‘sold’ at a price of zero and sharing is a key paradigm, that model seems not to be fully adequate any longer, even more, there might be a time when content
Fab Labs are one of the smaller crazes these days, it seems. Every month, one or two new initiatives spring up in Europe alone. This is maker culture claiming its presence on this planet. So where does this development lead us? And how to make a Fab Lab sustainable … socially, ecological, and business wise?
Square One investigates and develops models and formats of co-creation, particularly the development and delivery and evaluation of “unconference” and co-creation formats in academia and business, together with colleagues from VTT (Helsinki, Finland) and ETH Zurich (Switzerland). Details can be found on