The Movement Netlab is a practice-centered ‘think-make-and-do tank’. We are comprised of movement-based activists, organizers, and researchers whose goal is to help develop powerful conceptual and practical tools that help facilitate the growth and effectiveness of the most dynamic, emerging social movements of our time.
As experienced practitioners with decades of combined experience, we believe that mass, popular social movements working to create deep, system-wide transformation are our best hope of achieving a more just, equitable world.
Deeply embedded in movements ourselves, we are a project run by practitioners, for practitioners. While we do work with organizations, our top priority is always serving genuine, people-driven social movements for change.
To accomplish this, we work directly with core organizers from emerging popular social movement to support the growth of decentralized, self-organized network structures; we work with technologists who build free and open source technological platforms that support network movements; we work with funders to support the development of movement funding strategies including the design and creation of movement level infrastructure not situated within the domain of a single organization; we work with artists to make these ideas clear, accessible and compelling; We work with trainers who facilitate mass participation; and we work with organizations to develop strategies for working in true partnership with the movements of our time.