World-leading impact for SHU’s art, design and media research in REF2021

REF2021 results

The recent REF2021 results confirm the benefits to society, culture and health of practice-based art, design and media research at Sheffield Hallam University. REF has rated the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADMRC) and Lab4Living as 100% World-leading or Internationally excellent for impact. The ADMRC and Lab4Living have a well-established track record for practice-based research which is reflected in […]

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New MA in Design for Health

Two brand new postgraduate courses launch this Autumn at Sheffield Hallam University, aimed at students interested in pursuing creative research at the intersection of design and health. Expand your horizons at the home of Lab4Living and innovate for social good by applying your creative skills and imagination to foster a healthy society. These new courses provide a unique combination of […]

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Design For Health Vol 5 issue 1 Apr 2021, edited by Paul Chamberlain

Design For Health

In the first issue of the year, Design For Health purposely presents a collection of papers that exemplify the diversity of approaches and applications in design and health. This issue presents papers adopting more traditional quantitative studies alongside positioning papers that don’t necessary present answers but raise and encourage debate on important emerging issues and potential new spaces for research […]

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The Life Café at Dying.Dialogues conference

Dying.Dialogues

On 29th January, Claire Craig and Helen Fisher presented ‘The Life Café: Thinking Through Things’ at Dying.Dialogues conference. Dying.2021 ‘offers an opportunity to creatively engage in conversation about fragility, death, dying, loss, grief through the lens of art and design.’ Hosted by Design TO, OCAD University and Taboo Health, it was the perfect forum to share this research and open a dialogue about […]

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Discovering Dementia book launch

Today Lab4Living launches a new book, aimed at people recently diagnosed with dementia, which is more akin to visual poetry than the usual way that information about the condition is provided. Discovering Dementia is the result of a collaboration between design researcher, Claire Craig, poet John Killick and artist Sophie Standing. Claire and John had for some time recognised that […]

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Lab4Living leads on Special Issue in Evidence & Policy journal

Creativity and Co-production

An interdisciplinary global editorial team, convened by Lab4Living’s Dr Joe Langley, has launched a call for papers for a special issue of journal Evidence & Policy. The editors seek expressions of interest on papers exploring Creativity, Co-production and healthy societies in the context of evidence and policy. Evidence & Policy is an international peer reviewed journal of research, debate and […]

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Summer success for online resource supporting people with dementia

Connecting People, Connecting Support

In March 2020, Lab4Living, in collaboration with allied heath professionals from Alzheimer Scotland, launched Connecting People, Connecting Support, an online resource to support people with dementia and their families. The website hosts a range of interactive research-informed resources that promote quality of life. The website was designed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which prevented people with dementia accessing day centres and […]

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Three new Lab4Living PhD Studentship opportunities

Lab4Living PhD Studentships

Lab4Living is now advertising for three new PhD Studentships, to join its existing cohort of eight students. The studentships will support art and design led research projects that explore a range of socially urgent topics under the broader themes of the 100-Year Life and the Future Home. The studentships will focus on one of three research areas: Future-Proofing Life: Exploring Extreme […]

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