Liminal Labs at the Triennale di Milano

Emily Carr University of Art + Design is pleased to announce its participation in the XXI International Exhibition of the Triennale di Milano this summer.

In the spirit of creativity and open innovation, Emily Carr student and faculty researchers will invite visitors at the Triennale to take part in Liminal Labs, an experiment in how we collaborate: to not only think, but also to make.

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The Emily Carr DESIS Lab (Design for Social Innovation towards Sustainability) supports research that advances Design for Social Innovation Towards Sustainability. The lab features a number of initiatives including cloTHING(s) as ConversationTransition Town Collaborations, and Who is Social, an inquiry into social engagement with other-than-humans.

Have your say! Shape our Prince George Programming

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Click and launch Wantoo’s groundbreaking technology to help define our new campus in Prince George!

Read the full interview with Living Labs Director Kate Armstrong.





Living Labs is a founding partner of #Startland, a coordinated response by the Vancouver Startup community to help support refugees and immigrants arriving in Vancouver.

Find out more here.



UBC Family Medicine Partnership

The Health Design Lab is very pleased to announce a new partnership with the Department of Family Practice at UBC on an exciting new project aimed at providing software support tools for family doctors in their clinical practice.

Advancements in HFR, S3D, UltraHD and the immersive experience

The S3D Centre is a national centre of excellence dedicated to advancing the art and technology of stereo 3D, advanced imaging and immersive media topics through applied research, skills development and event outreach.



The Emily Carr research culture is a strategically important element of the University.  We lead the country in the contributions we make to research in studio-based art, design, and media.

During the past 20 years, a dramatic evolution has taken place in the visual arts, media arts, and design.  The growth of digital technology has given rise to new means of production, new kinds of employment, new kinds of creative and aesthetic expression, and new opportunities for artists, media practitioners and designers to reach diverse audiences.

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