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Public Collaboration Lab

Public Collaboration Lab is a collaborative design initiative exploring the potential and value of strategic collaboration between design education and local government to service, policy and social innovation – co-creating place based solutions to local challenges.

An AHRC funded research project has enabled London Borough of Camden and University of the Arts London to work together to find synergies between local government’s operational objectives and design education’s learning objectives, creating and delivering a portfolio of ‘live’ collaborative design projects that raise awareness and change behaviours, or redefine and redesign ways of developing and delivering services.

Facing new challenges, in a time of change and uncertainty, Public Collaboration Lab offers a ‘de-risked space’ for collaboration and experimentation where diverse societal actors can work together, pooling knowledge and resources to find new ways to address contemporary societal challenges – learning together by doing together.

Recent projects

The Public Collaboration Lab’s most recently completed projects are shared here.

View the project pages to see the challenges that have been addressed, the people involved, the methods and tools used and the outcomes achieved.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Public Collaboration Lab began as an 18-month participatory action research project in 2015-16.


A record of some of the activities and interests that relate to our work at the Public Collaboration Lab.


Our work is openly available via Creative Commons license and can be downloaded from the link below.


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