Co-creating Conversations is a project undertaken in conjunction with the 2016 Open Living Lab Days (OLLD) that were held for the first time ever in North America at Concordia University from August 22 to 26, 2016. Co-creating Conversations asked local and visiting researchers, practitioners and makers to consider their roles in building and contributing to lab life. Through this project, we seek to understand what it means to work and innovate in these shared living spaces, and how people work to actively redefine innovative processes of all sorts. We asked people to explain what strategies they employed to shape their labs into spaces that are receptive of ideas, inclusive of a wide-range of people, and encouraging of collaboration. How have people been successful in stepping out of the lab and bringing their ideas into the community, and, conversely, in bringing communities into the lab?
Co-creating Conversation is a project by Concordia University’s Faculty of Arts and Science, carried out in collaboration with Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) and the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). It features interviews edited as short audio capsules that provide listeners with a glimpse into lab life here in Montreal and in other locales.