In September 2003, The Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, influenced by an immediate political, economic and social situation, decided that its initially planned inauguration day could only take the form of an information day to reflect upon the entertainment industry contract workers’ movement. Several interventions took place in the morning (Loïc Touzé, François Piron, Yvane Chapuis, board of directors of the Laboratoires / Jack Ralite / Grand Magasin and Christophe Salengro, artists invited to the Laboratoires / Sabine Macher, artist invited to the Laboratoires / Pascale Beaudet, mayor of Aubervilliers / Marie- Christine Labat, representing the Conseil général of the department Seine-Saint-Denis / Jacques Salvator, representing the Conseilrégional d’Île-de-France / Pierre Oudart, representing the Drac Îlede- France / Yann Moulier-Boutang, Economics professor, editor in chief of the review Multitudes). The afternoon opened on debates with delegates of the coordinating committee of contract and precarious workers of the Île-de-France region (Samuel Mathieu, Jérôme Tisserand, Damien Arrii), followed by an intervention by art critic Brian Holmes: « Commitments and What Can Qualify as an Action in the Artistic Field », then an intervention by sociologist and philosopher Maurizio Lazzarato: « The Forms of Capitalism Today and the Contemporary Work of Art ».