Hybrid Spaces was a year-long experimental research project by affect lab that involved mostly dancing and gossiping. Yes, you read that correctly. Through dance and gossip they explored how people create connections across physical and virtual environments. At the heart of Hybrid Spaces is the urgent human need for intimacy and togetherness, especially during pandemic times.
In 2021 the word “hybrid” found popularity in the creative sector. Cultural festivals, visual artists, performers and theatres became fixated on hybridity. Yet, hardly anyone knew how to design quality hybrid events or what hybrid meant exactly. Inspired by the need for more insights into hybrid experiences, affect lab began their research into Hybrid Spaces.