Engagement Lab

Emerson College trustees and faculty members enjoy the Engagement Lab's new space.

The Engagement Lab is an applied research lab at Emerson College focusing on the development and study of games, technology, and new media to enhance civic life. The Engagement Lab works directly with its partner communities to innovate civic engagement processes, augment stakeholder deliberation, and broaden the diversity of participants in local decision-making.

In addition to our major projects, such as Community PlanIt and Civic Seed, we run a teched-out lab space that is open to students interested in pursuing their own game design projects and research, or assisting with existing efforts.

We’ve been supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, and our partners include the City of Boston, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the City of Philadelphia, Detroit Works Long Term Planning, Tufts University, and the Smithsonian Institute.

Please send all inquiries to info@elab.emerson.edu.

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