Come join us to learn more about living labs, and how to integrate the concept into your own projects!
Living Labs are experiential learning initiatives. They are touchstones for a methodology which uses research and innovation to help students advance sustainability while learning at the same time. Research and learning are put into action through a collaborative model―students are allowed to practice the very theories they’re engaging with, and enhance their skill base at the same time.
Students have an opportunity to bring what they are leaning in classes or research, and design projects or initiatives that make that knowledge tangible. This takes learning out of the realm of the theoretical, and into the tangible world. The end product is a meeting of knowledge and skill that can help elucidate complicated concepts into something students and their peers can interact with more easily.
Living Labs work against the ivory tower, cerebral quality of higher education to bring ideas into the world in a way that does what we’re supposed to be doing: letting people learn.
When: Monday, March 11th, 12pm to 2pm
Where: Concordia Art Hive, EV 5.777
This event is happening as a part of Sustain’Alive, a weeklong event series centred on activism, society, and the planet.
Montreal, traditional name Tiohtià:ke is located on unceeded Indigenous territory. It has historically been a meeting place for many nations, with the Kanien’kehá:ka as the stewards. We encourage you to reflect on your current and historical relationship to this land.