We are a non-profit R&D lab working on new operating systems for society.

Open Systems Lab brings together designers, inventors, researchers, technologists, engineers, lawyers, communicators and domain experts to work on new ways of doing things. We collaborate with organisations from every sector to design and deploy open source tools and infrastructures that allow citizens, communities, governments and businesses to operate in radically new ways, and so meet the big social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." – Buckminster Fuller

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What if we could redesign property ownership?

The future of construction, in everyone's hands.

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What if anyone could build a carbon-negative home in days?

The future of construction, in everyone's hands.

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What if we could make the planning system simple & transparent?

The future of construction, in everyone's hands.

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What if we could use the web to democratise design knowledge?

The future of construction, in everyone's hands.

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Some of the organisations we are working with