Labs - Hirikilabs

Hirikilabs is a laboratory for digital culture and technology working on the social, critical, creative and collaborative use of technology. As a space for experimentation and prototyping it proposes activities related to the digital world, collaborative creation and citizen initiative and does so in the context of an international production centre for contemporary culture such as Tabakalera.

With its activity Hirikilabs seeks to stand as a space for reflection and experimentation around why, how and for what we use technology, as a Tabakalera resource for artists and creators to realize their projects and as a tool for free and open knowledge to inspire the general public and the lab community itself. 

It is a project created and developed in collaboration between Tabakalera and San Sebastian 2016 European Capital of Culture.

Hirikilabs Labs for digital culture

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Hirikilabs Plaza Open Call

A moment to meet other people for research, to share and make use of the space, machinery and/or resources of Hirikilabs, in an open workshop format, to make creative ideas real, moving from DIY (Do It Youself) to DIWO (Do It With Others).


Which games do we like? Why? What is the logic and rules that they follow? What should our favourite games be like? Taking inspiration from both traditional and interactive games and based on collaborative games, with the involvement of all the participants, we will create a game to our own taste.


In this workshop, we will experiment with visualising information captured from a variety of sensors (heat, humidity, signal strength, muscular strength) through the photography technique called lightpainting.



Hirikilabs, citizen laboratory brochure


Brochure - EN & FR (PDF - 2 mb)