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Everyday Innovation for London’s Future

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WELCOME TO ALT.CMD




Alternative Camden is a new take on an innovation district, set up to give people the freedom to create a more democratic and inclusive city.

Technology is reshaping the world around us, but too often we have very little say in the world it creates, and more importantly, who benefits. The time for Camden and its citizens to reimagine its own future is now—an alternative future for the 21st century.
Our mission is to kick start a series of experiments to explore how we want technology to shape Camden. That’s where you come in. We need your help to build a new type of local institution that helps us all create a radically more democratic, sustainable and equal future for Camden.

If that sounds like something you want to be a part of then join the discovery︎







NEWS



JANUARY 22
📖 Dark Matter Labs share with us their ideas on what the future of Camden might look like. Read the post︎.

JANUARY 21
🔭  We’re on the lookout for new ideas. Contact us if you’re passionate about the future of your town.
JANUARY 21
🚀  Hello World! Alternative Camden launches into the stratosphere. Watch this space!




HERE’S WHAT WE’RE THINKING





09 FEB 2019
Ideas Lab
Initial kick-off session to define 3-5 areas for collaboration and experimentation, hosted by Camden Collective.



27 FEB — 1 MAR 2019
What do you think
Coffees, interviews to test the ideas and make sure they address daily lives of citizens in the Camden area. Grab a coffee with us︎


FEB — APR 2019
Hack Lab 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
A series of 2 day workshop events to develop concepts and design proposals.



SUMMER 2019
State of alt.cmd
Co-published ‘white paper’ on the progress so far, next steps and the plans ahead.






ABOUT ALT.CMD




WHY NOW?
Our future is uncertain. Now more than ever, the creation and control of that future – through technology, rising inequality and outmoded governance – demands new ways to invest in public good and social progress. That’s why we started alt.cmd, co-founded by Camden Town Unlimited︎ Euston Town︎ Dark Matter Labs︎ & Future Cities Catapult︎ as a collective investment in a new model for local innovation and imagination.

THINK YOU CAN HELP?
You probably can. Grab a coffee with us︎
WHO’S BACKING THIS?
Camden Town Unlimited︎ and Euston Town︎ are the business improvement districts for Camden Town and Euston. They initiate and run a mix of projects in the area, including Camden Collective︎, the Camden Highline︎, alongside neighbourhood improvement projects as well as local events and festivals.

Dark Matter Labs︎ is a design and research studio based in Hackney who work to create more democratic institutions with the use of technology and collaborative action. They are part of the 00︎ ecosystem.

Future Cities Catapult︎ works to accelerate urban innovation, translating the latest R&D into application to create new possibilities and markets for the use of technologies in our cities.

WANT YOUR NAME HERE?
We do too. Contact us︎

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