IDYS is a space for action and thought, Think do, linked to collaborative practices, culture maker the urban commons, community action and citizen initiatives. The IDYS is articulated around two core programs, one around the collaborative pedagogies associated to the IDYS School. A non-formal education program for the development of skills and abilities in the development of collective and community projects AND the other linked to research processes outside academia and that investigate around the collective experiences and open tools that pose networking.

The main differentiating element of the IDYS School is that it proposes a learning environment that is linked to real cases. Therefore, the results and products resulting from these processes will meet the demands of specific groups and entities.

  • The itineraries are holistic learning processes that propose complete journeys through all the phases of a project implying an appropriation of the environments and empowerment of the users. Itineraries are processes that combine project execution and the associated learning process in their objectives.
  • Pills are specific learning processes in a specific area of knowledge (diagnosis, design, construction and management). In this case, skills and abilities are acquired in a specific area of knowledge where it is possible to carry out actions associated with a learning process.

The IDYS Archive is conceived as a research context that is defined by the interests of the researchers themselves. This space houses the different experiences and collective projects that are articulated around two devices, the common bank of knowledge and the lines of research.

  • The Common Bank functions as a repository of collective projects, experiences and tools that makes it possible to classify and study projects carried out, but at the same time makes it possible to accompany research processes derived from these practices or developed from them.
  • The research lines are research spaces defined from the interests of the community that makes up the idys. At this moment there are three lines of work: Learning environment Maker or cacharrerías, The city of the urban commons, Applied ecology.


We start from two great ideas: Learning by doing and Do it your self. This consists of building knowledge by doing things with others, from experience and exploration, from trial and error.

We are resilient in adapting to contexts, their possibilities, the times of communities and their resources. We work from open source facilitating the articulation of distributed learning communities and networking.

We propose a responsible management of resources and care of the environment, encouraging the reuse of materials for the development of projects.


Enable non-formal education contexts that propose programs that combine the execution of projects with learning processes. We establish frameworks of co-creation and co-production transversalizing the specific knowledge of each agent so that they can be a capital in the process, flooding other ideas and knowledge that are not their own. Each process is an opportunity for the confluence and exchange of knowledge, skills and abilities.

We encourage research contexts on collective practices, participatory processes, cultural and/or activist practices, pedagogical processes, non-formal learning experiences to generate a common pool of resources.

We enable channels for the participation of different agents: We promote collaborative and networked work that articulates common interests based on collective projects.