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Bootlab (originally Bootstraplab, Mikrolab or Level Five) is a non-profit organisation for the advancement of independent projects. Started in spring 2000 (officially founded in 2001), originally located in the historic Telegrafenamt in Berlin-Mitte. Bootlab provides studio, production and office space for groups and individuals (activists, artists, curators, engineers, filmmakers, programmers, publishers, writers etc.) working with old and/or new media technology. Bootlab e.V. has evolved from Mikro e.V. in winter 2000, with the aim to pursue the development of a critical public on the level of production.

In c.2007 moved to a new location, Tucholskystrasse 6.

Users of previous location include:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • Uschi Reiter, "Bootlab Story. Interview with Diana McCarty", 11 June 2002. [1] (English)
  • Alena Williams, "Kuratorische Praxis / Medienwissenschaft or Multitasking in Berlin", 2004. [2]