Living Labs Network and Forum is a registered non-profit company. It is co-envisioned to support and foster place-based and practice-based research currently focused on the Dakkhani region (also known as Hyderabad-Karnataka or Kalyana Karnataka Region). We engage, experiment, explore and evaluate in a collaborative manner to imagine an alternative narrative and pathway to overall development. Our learning and actions are from the everyday socio-cultural practices carried out by different actors and communities in the settlements they inhabit. We see this as a way to find new modes of creative collaborations that puts the local histories, cultures and mundane everyday practices at the helm of conducting collaborative research. Our work will explore different modes of engagement within the network such as collaborative project, experimental collaborations, Infrastructuring and public pedagogy.