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Hello social.coop people,

I'm Alfonso, connecting from the Pyrenees, the mountains in the south of France.

I'm a developer and architect interested in to build free digital ecosystem attached to territories.

Here in the Pyrenees, i've co-founded Lab Place, a maker and co-working space in a little village lab.place

I also take part in the international network Civicwise civicwise.org

@skotperez
Bienvenue ici.
Très intéressant comme projet. C'est en milieu très rural ? Vous êtes soutenus par les collectivités ?
Le projet est avant tout social ou à visée de développement économique ?

Merci @YannKervran :) Lab Place se développe dans un milieu assez rural : un petit village de 300 habitants, Oust, dans un département assez rural comme l'Ariège. On est soutenus par la région et par la communauté des communes. L'objectif est social mais le projet doit être économiquement viable à moyen terme

@skotperez
Je m'intéresse tout particulièrement aux initiatives en milieu rural, car il s'y trouve un énorme besoin pour les habitants. La grande difficulté, c'est l'équilibre financier.

Je suivrai donc depuis mes montagnes du Cantal ce que vous faites.

Et si un jour vous voulez parler hacking de l'écriture et de la littérature, n'hésitez pas…

@skotperez welcome! Lab.place sounds very good, I'll spread the word. Is accommodation available at lab.space? @maxlath - does Le Myne know about this space? I'm helping to set up a similar-but-different space in the East of Germany, kanthaus.online - much greater focus on software/organizational hacking.

@douginamug @maxlath thanks! Didn't know about kanthaus space: very interesting initiative. I'll keep an eye on it. We've just finished Lab Place working space. The next phase includes an apartment to host people. I keep you updated! Now we are hosting visitors and collaborators in Lab Place members' houses :)

@skotperez @maxlath great! I'm really glad when tech oriented projects don't forget human requirements! 🤖

I look forward to keeping in touch and learning from each other.

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