Hacker, maker, coworker... These new terms, associated with spaces where the boundaries between work and leisure is sometimes blurred, appeared between the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. Covering a new reality, they are explored in this issue of Innovations. Revue d’Economie et de Management de l’Innovation. The authors present case studies of coworking, fablabs and living labs and question their articulation with the territory in which they are inserted, where the role of local public officials is essential. Based on concrete situations and field surveys, they show how working relationships are built in these new entities. If creativity and innovation are generally understood as their raison d’être, how are coworkers and other fablab actors actually creative? Does the absence of hierarchical relationships allow everyone’s imagination to run free? What is the role of the facilitators of these places? What is the nature of governance in these new workspaces? In short, what is the intangible factor that makes this alchemy fertile?