the laboratory for critical technics (lct) is a transdisciplinary laboratory for critical experimentation on the conditions for living and dwelling together in the 21st century. in an era when planetary capitalism, global financial crisis, uncertain climate futures, and the reign of terror and insecurity increasingly define the human condition, it is less and less clear how to build common worlds worth sharing and preserving. although philosophers and critical theorists have tried to recover a notion of the “commons” in the wake of the fragmentation and dispersal of work and social existence in late capitalism, the lct does not presume to know where or by what means common worlds are tenuously or tenaciously forged. instead, the lct investigates how dwelling-with-others is a problem, in gilles deleuze’s sense of the term, whose solution cannot be known in advance. forging common worlds is something that needs to be determined experimentally.