Hybrid Forms Lab is an horizontal interdisciplinary research network that started in 2008. HFlab focuses on knowledge creation and exchange, with a collaborative effort of scientists, engineers, programmers and artists/designers to explore environmental science, automation and living systems, having sustainability as a goal. Artworks, design objects and innovative solutions for the environment are the outputs from the interdisciplinary approach. In some occasions the projects developed in the network are incorporated in the curricula of the students from the collaborative institutions around the globe. It promotes a bridge of knowledge between students, professionals and the bigger audience. Its first research started at the Atlantic Forest in Rio de Janeiro, with the mobile residency entitled Estudio Movel Experimental in 2009. Throughout the years HF Lab has established an international reputation and network. It has been funded by cultural and scientific governmental and non-governmental funds to develop its projects.
Willem de Kooning Academy, CEFET-RJ, European Space Agency, FLiNT, CNRS, Synergetica, Instituto Baia de Guanabara, Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam, ICM-BIO [Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade], CMET-Gent, Instituto Nacional de Tecnlologia – INT/Brasil