Living labs: meeting in the gaps

Exploring the value of living labs as a meeting point for people and organisations, while challenging the idealisation of living labs as a neutral space.

Containing the impact of living labs

Are living labs a useful apparatus for continuing the legacy of the INCLUDE+ network following the project’s conclusion in five years’ time? In this post, my aim is to show how a living lab’s limitations positively define the shape of its impact—if a living lab can be anything, how can you be sure your living lab becomes something?

Five lessons for meaningful conversations: learning from co-creation in design

In this blog post, I’ll share how you can create space for meaningful conversations, learned in the context of co-creation. Lab4Living  is a living lab in Sheffield working alongside communities to develop solutions in design, healthcare and creative practices. I spent some time with Joe Langley, lead Research Fellow, and Ursula Ankeny, Design Researcher and PhD student, at the lab’s space in Sheffield city centre.

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