The Civilization Laboratory or CIV:LAB is a 3X5 meters tactical art-space lab, found temporarily in University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, dedicated to research and design on sustainable and alternative living initiated by a Studio Arts Department undergrad thesis student. The lab also acts as a site to critically engage civilization and find ways to survive through shared experiences of man-made and eco disasters. Simultaneously, the lab will serve as an incubator for art installations and direct actions.
The aims of CIV:LAB
- To serve as a temporary hub among the network of anti-authoritarian activists-artists-artisans commonly working on the issue of ecological destruction.
- Conduct talks and lectures related to art, ecology and resistance.
- Initiate workshops on hydroponics, solar power, monkey wrenching and
various forms of sustainable life and living.
- Research and design.