Fostering transformative thinking and action for future city and community building and Earth stewardship


Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre
Community Foundations Canada
Ontario Trillium Foundation
World Education Services Mariam Assefa Fund
McConnell Foundation
Future of Canada Project at McMaster University

7GenCities is a new collaborative focused on transformative thinking and action for future city and community building and Earth stewardship. It is a commons where people can connect and share work and ideas, and build collaborations and deep demonstrations to manifest city transformation and civic reworlding together, including the multiple infrastructures required for that. 7GenCities draws on foundational global work featured in Sacred Civics: Building Seven Generation Cities. Key bundles for seeding the work include: field building through imagination spaces, manifesting 7GenCities through system demonstrators, and hosting a 7GenCities commons for connecting and sharing work; hosting a Learning Community of Indigenous-municipal-civic city cohorts to share reciprocal learning on social infrastructure that embeds Truth & Reconciliation; and contributing to social finance innovation for building this work long term.

Another key initiative of Dark Matter Labs and 7GenCities is Civic-Indigenous 7.0 and Micro-Treaties with the Earth. This collaboration between Dark Matter Labs and many other partners explores how we can reimagine our laws and governance systems to rethink property rights and responsibilities and environmental stewardship at the intersection of civic and Indigenous futures. This work aims at supporting Indigenous natural laws, self-governance, and demonstrations of pathways for moving beyond private property models to transform our systemic and spiritual relationships with land, such that land has agency and is self-sovereign.


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We’re a distributed team with presence around the world.

Dark Matter Laboratories B.V.
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Piet Heinkade 181K
1019 HC Amsterdam

KvK number: 75174405

United Kingdom
Dark Matter Laboratories Limited
217 Mare Street
London, E8 3QE

Company number: 13294211

Laboratoires de Matière sombre / Dark Matter LabsOrganisation à but non-lucratif canadien / Canadian not-for-profit 
6107 Av. de Monkland
Montréal, Québec
H4A 1H5

Numéro de l'organisation / Corporation number: 1196376-7

South Korea
주식회사 다크매터랩스코리아 / Dark Matter Labs Korea Co., Ltd 
#301, Pyeongtaek 5-ro 20beon-gil 8,
Pyeongtaek-si, Gyeonggi-do, 17902

경기도 평택시 평택5로 20번길 8, 301호, 우편번호 17902
사업자등록증: 808-88-01717

Mörk Materia Laboratoriet AB / Dark Matter Labs Sweden
Amiralsgatan 76 
21437, Malmö

Registration number: 559305-1047