Lab4Living and VR researchers at the Child Health Technology Conference

CHT2021 conference

This week, researchers from Lab4Living and the Culture & Creativity Research Institute are sharing their innovative children and young people’s health related research at Child Health Technology 2021 (CHT2021). The conference is organised by CYP MedTech, a co-operative set up by the National Institute for Health Research to which focuses on the development and adoption of technology for child health […]

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Paul Chamberlain to present NESTORE work at final workshop

NESTORE final workshop

Paul Chamberlain will be presenting the work of the Lab4Living team on the NESTORE project alongside the 16 European project partners at an online event on the 27th February to mark the end of the project. Designers, developers, users, public authorities and businesses will come together at the final event to explore the lessons learnt in more than three years of […]

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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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Playponics pilot playground installed in Uttar Pradesh, India

Playponics

This week sees the installation of the Playponics pilot at a school in Uttar Pradesh, India. The prototype, which harness energy from physical activity to grow crops, has been designed by Lab4Living researchers. It will be presented by principal researcher Heath Reed at the Designing for Children conference in Mumbai today. The pilot will enable the team to test how […]

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Film ‘Rehearsals for Empathy’ by Dr. Kaisu Koski awarded at two festivals

Kaisu Koski Rehearsals for Empathy

Lab4Living Associate Professor Kaisu Koski has received two awards for her documentary film Rehearsals for Empathy. She was announced as winner of the Best Short Documentary at the Luleå International Film Festival, Sweden and received a Judges’ Award Special Mention at the Science on Screen Film Festival, Galway, Ireland. The film, which was premiered at the Science on Screen festival, demonstrates concepts and exercises used […]

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Paul Chamberlain to give keynote at MD2020 conference in Taiwan

Paul Chamberlain at MD2020

Paul Chamberlain is a keynote speaker at the MD2020 conference  in Taiwan 20-23 November 2020 jointly hosted by the Medical Design Association (MDA), National Taipei University of Technology and the Chang Gung Health and Culture Village The theme of the conference is Smart Health Innovation: Creating New Digital Healthcare. Paul will be presenting the work of Lab4Living that will include […]

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Smizz gives lecture in Transmission series

Smizz at Transmission

Smizz will give a talk this afternoon as part of the Transmission Fine Art Lecture series. Lab4Living researcher and PhD student Smizz, a graduate of both Fine Art and Radiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University, will talk about how collectives, collaboration and friendship can be the best transmission of (radical) care. “To transmit is to transfer, from communication, action sending a […]

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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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