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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Uniting Nations through Art & Design Health Research: New People, Possibilities and PhDs at Lab4Living

Peter Kaisu Michael

The events of 2020 have irrevocably changed our perception of life at home, work, and in recreation. Despite the current restrictions on how we now live, Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University has nonetheless continued to expand its reach on the global stage. Following successful funding via a £4m Research England-funded E3 programme awarded to Lab4Living, and directed by world-renowned Professors […]

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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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Lab4Living’s ‘Journeying Through Dementia’ takes to Wales!

Journeying Through Dementia Wales

After successful pilots in Scotland with Alzheimer Scotland, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Grampian, Journeying Through Dementia now takes to Llanelli, Wales. The Older Adult Mental Health Service at Prince Philip Hospital are piloting the Lab4Living intervention. Our ability to engage in and participate in activities we find meaningful is central to wellbeing. Finding ways to continue […]

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Life Café project extends its reach

The Life Cafe

‘The Life Café. A space to uncover and share what is meaningful in life and in care’ As the Life Café kit is rolled out across the UK and beyond, we explore the programme of design research underpinning its development and some coverage of recent Life Cafés. The Design to Care Programme was an ambitious research project funded by the […]

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Lab4Living awarded £4 million by Research England

Lab4Living awarded £4m for world-leading design research

It was announced today that interdisciplinary research group Lab4Living has 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 […]

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8 Lab4Living PhD studentships announced

Lab4Living PhD studentships

Lab4Living is pleased to announce 8 new PD studentships in Art and Design. We invite PhD applications from candidates interested in joining Lab4Living: a design led interdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University, recognised for its world-leading research in design for health and award-winning products and interventions that positively impact on people’s lives. Lab4Living has secured national funding to build the […]

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Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, UK, 4th – 6th September 2018

Proceedings of Design4Health2018

The proceedings of the 5th Design4Health conference have been published online at Design4Health. The 90 individual peer reviewed papers were published online in September 2018 and have now been brought together in two online volumes, edited by Lab4Living staff Kirsty Christer, Claire Craig and Dan Wolstenholme. The papers were presented at the 5th international conference, which was hosted once more by Lab4Living and […]

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‘Designing a Community of Care: From creative research to practice’ – Paul Chamberlain and Claire Craig to give keynotes at Dutch Design Week 2018

Dutch Design Week logo , plus image from Sander van Wettum - taken from website at https://stimuleringsfonds.nl/en/latest/news/22_oct_designing_a_community_of_care_from_creative_research_to_practice/

22 October 2018 – Designing a Community of Care: From creative research to practice During the Dutch Design Week 2018, Creative Industries Fund NL and Waag are organising the Designing a Community of Care: From creative research to practice network meeting, in association with the Aedes-Actiz Knowledge Centre for Housing, Care and Welfare and the Who Cares team. In the Netherlands […]

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‘HOSPITAbLe: New Domestic Landscape’ – Exhibition of Professor Paul Chamberlain’s furniture opens at Sheffield’s Yorkshire Artspace on 03 September 2018

Banner image for HOSPITAbLe - exhibition by Paul Chamberlain

Taking place alongside major international conference Design4Health, HOSPITAbLe is a collection of furniture created by Professor Paul Chamberlain that reflects upon and challenges an ambiguous future domestic landscape that presents hybrid functionality and confused visual language and soundscape. HOSPITAbLe Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works Sheffield Monday 03 September 2018 – Sunday 16 September 2018, 10AM – 4PM Free admission. Download the flyer here. […]

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