Everyone is welcome to come to one of xDA’s weekly work sessions in order to get to know us and learn more about the collective. Those who wish to work with us on a frequent basis must become xDA members.
xDA members pay a 10 € monthly fee, in order to support the collective’s operating costs, which gives them full access to its resources. If you want to join xDA please read the guidelines below and fill our registration form.
You don’t need to become a member of xDA or AZ in order to participate in any of the public events or projects we organize (workshops, talks, exhibitions, etc.)
1. xDA’s structure
1.1 xDA is a collective dedicated to independent research and experimentation in alternative media.
1.2 xDA is an integral part of the cultural organization Audiência Zero (AZ), just like LCD in Porto and AltLab in Lisbon.
1.3 AZ’s representative in Coimbra will coordinate all the organization’s activities in this city, including xDA.
1.4 xDA’s activities will include: open lab, weekly work sessions, mini-workshops, talks, exhibitions and debates.
1.5 Larger scale events and activities (international workshops, major conferences, etc.) will be organized by AZ’s coordinators in collaboration with xDA, AltLab and LCD members.
1.6 xDA, AltLab and LCD will often collaborate through the organization and development of joint projects and events.
1.7 xDA, AltLab and LCD will share all their resources (which are the collective property of AZ).
1.8 xDA’s organizing committee(s) will be comprised by all active members who wish to assume such responsibilities.
1.9 Only xDA members can join its organizing committee(s) but they do not need to be AZ members.
1.10 Only AZ members can be part of its coordination team.
1.11 It’s not necessary to become a member of AZ to participate in any the organization’s events and projects. Nevertheless, AZ members will receive preferential treatment.
1.12 xDA members will pay monthly fees to support the collective’s operating costs (see point 2 for additional details).
1.13 xDA’s shall be financially autonomous and self-reliant (through revenue generated by the organization of events and workshops, and also through the support of other public or private institutions).
2.2 xDA’s membership fee is 10 €/month, due one month in advance and paid on the last day of each month (for example: May’s fee should be paid by April 30th). The member dues should be paid directly to AZ by wire transfer. AZ will be in charge of settling xDA’s bills, acquire equipment, and keep xDA’s accounting in order.
2.3 Everyone is welcome to come to one of xDA’s weekly work sessions in order to get to know us and learn more about the collective. Those who wish to attend the lab sessions and work with us on a frequent basis must become xDA members.
2.4 Everyone is welcome to attend xDA’s weekly work sessions in order to get to know us and learn more about the collective. Those who wish to work with us on a regular basis must become xDA members.
2.5 It is not necessary to become a member of xDA or AZ in order to participate in any of the public events or projects we organize (workshops, talks, exhibitions, etc.)
3. Equipment and Tools
3.1 Part of xDA’s funds will be used to acquire equipment and tools voted by the majority of its members.
3.2 Other equipment used in each project must be purchased by its authors and thus it’s owned by them.
4. Projects and Exhibitions
4.1 We strongly encourage xDA’s project leaders to enter their work-in-progress info on the community’s platform in order to facilitate collaboration among members. Such info should include: project title, description, names of authors and collaborators, project needs (tools, skills…), etc.
4.2 xDA will periodically organize public exhibitions:
- All xDA members can choose to participate or not in these exhibitions;
- At the moment an exhibition is scheduled, project leaders must notify the collective if they wish to include their work on the show. If so, project leaders should also submit a form with the project’s title, description, names of authors, and project status.