GlobaLab is an open-space where to discuss and improve our understanding of globalization, and where to seek innovative and effective ways to respond to the opportunities, challenges and oddities of an increasingly interconnected world. It is a creative offshoot of GlobaLab.org:
GlobaLab is a non-profit organisation that seeks to improve the way our societies understand and respond to the challenges of a globalised world. We work with individuals and organisations who are willing to bring creative thinking into the way we achieve a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
We set up GlobaLab in 2001, as a response to the violence and rhetoric surrounding the G8 summit in Genoa. In Italy, like in the rest of the world, the processes and effects of globalisation are creating deep scars in our societies, but also huge opportunities to improve the way millions of us live. Instead of sitting down collectively and analysing what globalisation is doing to our planet, the major players on the world stage are becoming entrenched in their own positions and blind to anything but their own self interest.
GlobaLab was born as a non-political space in which to generate ideas and turn them into actions. For this reason, we like to think of it as a “project-tank”. With time, GlobaLab has evolved into an incubator for creative projects and pioneering initiatives that truly respond to the challenges of globalisation. As a vector and a promoter of new approaches to social change, – in Bologna, in Italy, in Europe and across the whole planet – GlobaLab strives to think and act both locally and globally.
GlobaLab collaborators and idealists are now scattered throughout the world, but the author of this blog is based in London.