‘Lab4Living and Beyond’ symposium 22 July 2019

Lab4Living and Beyond

Research active staff from across the University are warmly invited to participate in the upcoming ‘Lab4Living and Beyond’ symposium on the morning of 22nd July 2019. Arranged by early career researchers within Lab4Living, we hope the symposium will provide a snapshot of what we do in the Lab, as well as enable meaningful connections and collaborations for future work.

Plan for the day

After a chance to network over breakfast, we will be showcasing a range of projects and approaches from Lab4Living’s portfolio, which focusses on bringing a creative, design-led approach to research in health and wellbeing in a diverse range of contexts.

The main part of the session, however, will involve the active participation of attendees through the Lego Serious Play method. Together, we hope to map the strengths, skills and aspirations across the different departments of the University, looking for opportunities to collaborate or work together in new ways.

We are also very pleased to announce that the symposium will end with a fantastic keynote talk from Dr Sonja Pedell, Associate Professor and Director of the Future Self and Design Living Lab, at Swinburne University, Australia.

How to attend

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Spaces are free but limited – please register in advance to secure your place, and to help us make the day as useful for you as possible.

Participants are welcome from academic staff and postgraduate students in any discipline from within Sheffield Hallam University. The only thing you will need to bring to the session is collaborative mindset, so why not invite a colleague from your department too? There is no need for previous experience in health, wellbeing, or Lego!

Date And Time

Mon, 22 July 2019
09:00 – 14:30 BST

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About Lab4Living

Lab4Living is a multidisciplinary research group within the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI), with a focus on bringing Design-led research to fields of health and wellbeing. Our work spans a range of health contexts across the entire life course, and is characterised by the use of creating and making. These effective, empowering approaches include those affected by the research outcomes in the knowledge creation process, as a route to greater impact.

The Lab has recently been awarded £4 million in funding from Research England in recognition of its excellence in design-led research. The award will allow the Lab to further develop its work through funded projects, public engagement and an expanded team of researchers and postgraduate students, with a particular focus on the 100-year life and the future home.