by ChaOS
and partners

CoLaboArt hon in Delhi, India          

CoLaboArthon is an ecosystem for rapid collective, and multidisciplinary research, education and collective creation of knowledge, collective awareness, ideas and emotions. Its outcome is a collective piece of art+research, usually performed for a social innovation.


Take a look at the newest CoLaboArthon Presentation (illustrated PDF).

CoLaboArthon is a new model of a rapid, but highly energized process of collaborative research and co-creation between (engaged) art and science, between cognitive and emotional, often addressing complex and wicked problems. Its collective space is trans-technically augmented with Colabo.Space (including CoLaboFramework) ecosystem. It is a place for a multidisciplinary dialogue on emotional and rational level, and for finding highly-creative and emotionally-energized solutions and ideas through utilizing collective creativity and wisdom, through.

The created solutions are consequently orchestrated in a crowdsourced, multidisciplinary, interactive and playful performance, aiming to communicate, change behaviors and inspire further research and artistic creation. In this way CoLaboArthon aims to close the broken loop between Society, Art and Science and gives a voice to community.

CoLaboArthon gives a rare opportunity to its participants to understand cultural and personal differences and to improve their artistic or scientific skills based on these experiences.

If you want to run your own CoLaboArthon,

we invite you to contact us so that we share with you CoLaboArthon methodology, goals and the “ecosystem” that empowers and enables it.

    CoLaboArthon at Protopia Futurizer, Cyprus

CoLaboArthon is designed by ChaOS, highly influenced by Knowledge Federation principles, and professional collaborators and community through an open design approach.

CoLaboArthons are executed internationally - both offline (in several European countries and India) and online.

International CoLaboArthon uniting journalists and poets from 4 continents


During the process of a CoLaboArthon, participants get informed of topics and existing knowledge in the domain of that specific CoLaboArthon.



CoLaboArthon - an intensive virtual travel through cultural and knowledge space

Motivation. Mission. Objectives

CoLaboArthon aims to provide methodologies and fruitful (cyber-)space for collaboration of otherwise disconnected interdisciplinary creatives, researchers, practitioners and to provide motivation and instances for uniting them around humane engaged arto+science projects and goals that tend to change behaviours for good causes.


Creative stories occur as answers on research challenges

In storytelling process (through role playing) we are connecting our individual stories with collective story - bringing to our senses this model of collaboration in which participants (even opposed stakeholders) have equal voice, even goals.

This represents a systemic approach, saying that no sustainable solution or at least no customized solution is possible without all stakeholders being involved, or at least without emotional playing of their role.

For the same reason, we don’t want of participants just to create a poetry and to develop creativity through writing an individual poem. Instead we motivate them to write and perform a collective poetry, to develop a collective creativity, co-creation, and social intelligence.

In Delhi, India, we researched inter-cultural differences and similarities

Execution, Research, and Development

CoLaboArthon workshop is usually executed by one or more ChaOS representatives and/or partners, executed offline and online, and mostly supported by our IT technologies.

Our practice and methodologies are supported and developed by several researchers, artists, collaborators, and advisors; among others (sorted alphabetically):

Interactive Performance, the final phase of CoLaboArthon

In different phases of workshop we are Exercising and Developing Collective Mind Awareness through the set of body and mind exercises, developed through cooperation with R. Forai. We practice to listen not only ourselves but others; we are extending our focus from only emotional intelligence to social intelligence.

By enabling an interactive online coaching and collaboration by experienced creatives/artists, we increase quality and richness of the Final Play as well as of the development process.

It is enabled and built around the CoLabo.Space ecosystem - that integrates IT Online tools, like CoLaboFramework and several methodologies.

CoLabo.Space (ColaboFramework, et al) - Technology supporting CoLaboArthon


The final result of CoLaboArthon is a crowdsourced multidisciplinary interactive playful performance, a jamming session - expressions, attitudes and emotions energized by poetry and music.

Yet, it is not just a poetic piece, nor its presentation, but rather a structured interactive game, tending to be a play, through which we introduce practicing of identified solutions through an artistic expression.

The performance is semi-defined through the 60-80% of fixed rules which provides its stability, while the rest of its content is result of spontaneous and at-the-spot creativity and interaction.

It is breaking the fourth wall between stage and audience. Even further, the audience/community gets its voice on the stage as a choir following a specific game mechanic.

CoLaboArhon Play is Co-Produced Co-Performed Co-Engaged.

The following diagram flow depicts how all abovementioned phases are interconnected in turning knowledge into emotions and self-development, through changes of behaviour:

Nevertheless, for us is more important depiction of the CoLaboArthon process by the participants’ faces:

Hand and Voice project (with deaf teenagers), Serbia, a prototype of CoLaboArthon