Bootlab (originally Bootstraplab, Mikrolab or Level Five) is a non-profit organisation for the advancement of independent projects. Started in spring 2000 (officially founded in 2001), originally located in the historic Telegrafenamt in Berlin-Mitte. Bootlab provides studio, production and office space for groups and individuals (activists, artists, curators, engineers, filmmakers, programmers, publishers, writers etc.) working with old and/or new media technology. Bootlab e.V. has evolved from Mikro e.V. in winter 2000, with the aim to pursue the development of a critical public on the level of production.
In 2005(?) moved to a new location, Tucholskystrasse 6.
Users of previous location include: classlibrary.net, exxp.de, klubradio.de, nettime.org, orang.orang.org, ova.zkm.de, kuukuk.de, rolux.org, textz.com, ubermorgen.com, voteauction.com, desk.org, strategy.net, n3krozoft.com, derwildeosten.de, helioflex.de, sumosushi.de, border2000.org.
- Uschi Reiter, "Bootlab Story. Interview with Diana McCarty", 11 June 2002.  (English)
- Alena Williams, "Kuratorische Praxis / Medienwissenschaft or Multitasking in Berlin", 2004.