Call for Participants – Upcoming Workshop

co_LAB is pleased to announce that we will be running our next intensive cross-college workshop in May (9-13) and are currently seeking enthusiastic participants from across the University. The call is open to L2 students from all Colleges (although applicants from other years will also be considered).

co_LAB workshops bring together staff and students from different academic contexts, employing a student-directed, discovery-based learning approach to support a range of 21st century skills (collaboration, innovation, group problem-solving, digital media literacies). Check out what we got up to in a previous project undertaken last year for a little taste of what you might expect.

Here are just some of the benefits of taking part in this project:

  • Network and meet other students working in different academic disciplines
  • Discover new approaches to conceptual development, research and collaborative production
  • Shape the way you learn by having more autonomy in the curriculum
  • Share your voice on challenging contemporary debates and produce new knowledge
  • Exhibit your work at a public facing event
  • Counts as ‘extra-curricular activity’ for Lincoln Award
  • Outputs to be considered for the European Youth Award

If you would like to take part in this workshop please fill in the online application form or follow the instructions in the poster below. We will be holding an informal briefing on the project for all who may wish to take part but want to find out a little more information on Thursday 21st April 2016, 15.30 in room MC2113B (2nd floor MHT). Any other questions can be directed to

Call for participants Innovation Lab

co_LAB is hosting the next instalment of Innovation Lab series and is currently seeking participants.


Do you want to spend a day with other creative minds to re-imagine what our lives could look like in the future? Do you want to work alongside an internationally recognised artist to discuss, debate and develop ideas and artwork that might be commissioned as part of the project? is an online creative project that connects and empowers young people across the world to have their say about their rights. So if you care about democracy, freedom of speech and human rights, join us on Saturday 11 June in Lincoln.

If you’re a maker (of any digital media/art-form), gamer, Youtuber or just want a chance to express yourself, the Lab is an opportunity to share your point of view with the rest of the world. You will also be joined by 4 creative technologists who will translate your ideas into a working prototype on the day! Please see the attached official invitation – declarations of interest must be returned by 21st April via

This event is suitable for both staff and students.

Those interested in attended are asked to fill out the attached application form and send to Kelly Daniels – Lab, Leeds ODI

Lab 1: Future Space (Jan 2016)

Former co_LABers Fran Bullinger and Zach Jones were participants of the first Innovation Lab, which was held at the Open Data Institute in Leeds in January. Artist Kathrin Böhm asked participants to define what future space might look like. Some radical ideas emerged on the day. One of these has been commissioned into a creative, digital artwork. Check out this post by a member of our curatorial panel about her experience at the Lab.  The next event is being hosted by the LSFM digital innovation centre, co_LAB – if you are interested in being involved please could direct expression of interest to