ELL features collage for research. Five images, books, post-it with question mark, seniors talking, hands on laptop, zoom.

 “A Living Lab is a creative space where people with many different interests and backgrounds can collaborate in new and imaginative ways. Living Labs are also creative spaces for sharing technical skills and technical spaces for sharing creative skills. This makes Living Labs very special places”. 

Carter, 2019

EngAGE Living Lab créatif (ELL) is an innovative model of community engagement through a sustainable, creative practice that brings together the community and engAGE researchers and their students.

This model assumes that not all research is traditional scientific research and that everyone participates daily in active inquiry of the world around them.

The scope and the focus of the research projects of the creative living lab are informed by the older adults’ technical and experiential knowledge, interests, curiosities, and priorities.