Accessibility Statement

May 6, 2020

Our commitment and legal obligations We commit to ensuring the communications we produce are clear and accessible to the widest range of people. We recognise our obligations under The Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 and the Equality Act 2010. Web standards and technologies We’re working hard to make … Continue reading “Accessibility Statement”

Pipe Cleaners and Post-It Notes

May 4, 2016

After nine months of designing, facilitating and implementing several design projects between our students, London Borough of Camden (LBC) and Camden residents, we are in a contemplative mood here at the PCL. Today’s reflective workshop focused on the challenges, benefits and limitations of the Public Collaboration Lab, with input from both UAL and LBC team … Continue reading “Pipe Cleaners and Post-It Notes”

To the Barricades! Inflatable Cubes Build-and-Play Sessions

April 20, 2016

Linking to the Red Lines COP21 event earlier in the year, here’s a new build and play event coming up this weekend: Saturday 16 April – Building Cubes Sunday 17 April – Playing with Cubes Venue: The Hive, Dalston, London (260-264 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4DG) Register here: They float and fly. They stand, protect … Continue reading “To the Barricades! Inflatable Cubes Build-and-Play Sessions”

Knowledge Quarter Community Engagement Show and Tell Event

March 16, 2016

Organised by the Knowledge Quarter’s Community Engagement subgroup, the Show and Tell evening event at the Wellcome Trust’s beautiful Reading Room was an opportunity to showcase the work of the Public Collaboration Lab. We exhibited the Future Libraries and Home Libraries Service projects, showing photos, videos, publications and creative consultation tools. Several Central Saint Martins … Continue reading “Knowledge Quarter Community Engagement Show and Tell Event”

Two Sides of Collaboration: online survey for local government

March 10, 2016

At the Public Collaboration Lab we’re conducting research to increase understanding of Higher Education Institutions’ (HEI) role in supporting innovation practices within local governments, through design-led collaborative projects (those projects that engage designers and apply design methods and approaches as a central activity within the project). National HEIs have already shared their design-led collaborative projects with … Continue reading “Two Sides of Collaboration: online survey for local government”

Service Design in Government 2016 Conference

Beginning with a story about how a simple change in type size on a commonly used form led to two major wars and a world wide economic crisis, and ending with the metaphor of blind men describing an elephant, the Service Design in Government conference was really interesting. Dana Chisnell from the Center for Civic … Continue reading “Service Design in Government 2016 Conference”

Introducing the Public Collaboration Lab Exhibition

February 19, 2016

We were delighted to install the Introduction to the Public Collaboration Lab exhibition at the London Borough of Camden (LBC) offices in 5 Pancras Square at the end of last month. On Thursday 25th February we had an official launch, with members of the PCL team from both UAL and LBC available to speak about … Continue reading “Introducing the Public Collaboration Lab Exhibition”

What is Next? Creative engagement and consultation workshop

February 18, 2016

On 12th February the Public Collaboration Lab – a one-year AHRC funded research partnership between London Borough of Camden and University of the Arts London, Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Lab (UAL DESIS Lab – held a workshop exploring the value of creative engagement and consultation. The workshop gathered 60 participants including local government … Continue reading “What is Next? Creative engagement and consultation workshop”

Empathy and Employment

February 10, 2016

Inspired by the expectation that empathy between societal actors may foster greater collaboration and contribute to the conditions for social innovation, the Empathy and Employment project explored how the design of objects can facilitate interactions that foster empathy in the context of employment. With the assistance of BA Product Design students from Central Saint Martins, the project brought … Continue reading “Empathy and Employment”

The Creative Engagement and Consultation Workshop

The Creative Engagement and Consultation Workshop will be held on the 12th February 2016 at the offices of Camden Council, 5 St Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. The workshop will gather local government officers, design academics and colleagues from The Consultation Institute to explore how universities and Councils can work together to carry out local … Continue reading “The Creative Engagement and Consultation Workshop”