A land of cultural innovation laboratory
1D Lab intends, through services and digital resources, strengthen the dissemination and remuneration of independent creations. We pursue three objectives for the benefit of three types of actors :
The 1D Lab business plan is embodied through a cooperative society of collective interest (SCIC), which falls within the dynamics and values of the social and solidarity economy (SSE) and the Social Innovation. This choice allows to bring together in a same space, all the actors of the creative and cultural ecosystem: artists, producers, venues, libraries, communities, public and private partners. It also highlights the will to act in logical shared governance and general interest, offering the benefit of smaller players (artisans, creating TPE), a viable and sustainable business model, measurement realities and culture sector and creative industries mutations. At the last General Assembly, 25 new natural or legal persons have returned to the cooperative that today has 35 members in 5 colleges of the whole creative ecosystem (creators, distributors, employees, associations and federations, members Support).
The SCIC Lab 1D settled in the heart of the creative district of Saint-Etienne in Spring 2014 where its head office is spread over 200m2 of offices and fab lab. On the former Manufacture website that gives it its name, Manufacture Plaine Achille the area (MPA) is dedicated to innovation in all its forms. Thus, the district is now home to over more than 100 hectares, the Cité du Design, a number of higher education institutions (School of Art and Design, Telecom Saint-Etienne, … IRAM), the optical division Rhône-Alpes , a nursery specializing around the creative professions or third place Mixer – including ourselves. The ambition of the agglomeration is to make « the district of creative professions, the brainpower, innovation; a creative hub that allows permanent networking between daily life, technology, art, culture and leisure. »
In the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, the Gaîté Lyrique hosts the secondary office of 1D Lab within the residence Créatis. It is thought this space dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship that 1D Lab has been developing its activities since november 2014 in Paris.
Photos credits : Pierre Grasset