CSLAB (Creative Spiral Laboratory)

Hachioji, Tokyo

Launched by students with the aim of creating "another university" within Tokyo Zokei University. CSLAB has converted an old campus cafeteria into a variable, multipurpose space, runs the Chi no hyoryu kyoshitsu (Intellectual Drift Classroom), which is a formal course for students of the university, organizes exhibitions, invites guests, and arranges symposiums. It is an idea for a university unlike any before it—a free-thinking platform unconstrained by status or academic fields.