Once in a while, we also like to highlight our online communities of ECF Labs under featured people.  

We are now taking ECF Labs to the next level, based on your feedback and drawing on the latest in cutting edge technology. Now it’s easier for you to share and engage with others on your mobile device, as well as on your computer. We invite you to preview the latest version, and join one or more of our various Labs: Build the City, Hacking the Veil, Occupolitics, Radical Agoras, Media Archives for the Commons and many more.  

ECF and the Holland Festival are partners for the next three years. The Holland Festival is the biggest international performing arts festival in The Netherlands. A highlight of the festival programme is the ‘urban opera’ ein tag und eine stunde in urbo kune.

Join us on 6 June for this 25-hour long ‘urban opera’ by Klangforum Wien. In collaboration with a select group of movers and shakers, they will present Urbo Kune, the utopian capital of the United States of Europe, through a combination of concert, conference, film, installation and research laboratory. 


from our library

ESSAY - Teatro Valle Occupato was awarded the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture (PMA) in 2014. The jury recognised Teatro Valle Occupato for the group’s collective energy in making culture a space for people to join in – a space where culture becomes a process that produces new values and forms of social life.  

We invite you to read the essay An unprecedented experiment in political economy and participatory democracy:  The Teatro Valle experience and its legacies, by Massimiliano Mollona.