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FACTLab

ART LABS

Partnership between ART LABS and FACT

FACTLab invites people to explore the possibilities of creative technology through hands-on experimentation  

Director of Research: Dr Mark Wright

FACTLab is a pioneering workshop and research space based at FACT, Liverpool. It is a partnership between ART LABS and FACT, the UK's leading media arts centre. At FACTLab, we have vigorously pursued and perfected a research methodology of co-design. People are invited to explore the possibilities of creative technology through hands-on experimentation, offering a range of exciting activities for participants of all ages interested in getting involved with making and experimenting with electronics.

FACTLab is a workshop space designed to reveal the creative processes behind FACT's exhibitions programme, as well as offering opportunities for FACT visitors to develop skills in a range of creative technologies. In this space you will also find artists in residence at work, and researchers, artists and technologists are invited to use the space to produce new projects together.

Since its launch in 2015, FACTLab events and activities have welcomed over 4,500 visitors, both at FACT and across the North West. FACTLab is continuously exploring new ways to engage visitors and FACTLab is a space where people are invited to become actively involved in what we do, no matter what their experience.

ART LABS and FACT’s experimental design space, FACTLab, operates across disciplines and functions as an incubator of creative production and critical thinking for practice research and experimentation. With talent and skills development as its key objective, FACTLab develops projects and activities aiming at cultural production and sharing of knowledge and resources, in collaboration with artists, designers, scientists, technologists, HEIs and the commercial sector.

FACTLab is sponsored by the Culture Programme of the European Union and Connecting Cities.

For more information take a look at the FACTLab projects and events programme.