The next 25 years will bring rapid and significant technological, economic and social change across the globe. This change will be felt directly in Greater Western Sydney (GWS). In 2017, we worked with more than 100 participants in the Young and Resilient Living Lab Foundation Project to identify five key areas impacting the resilience of young people and their communities: places and platforms; education and learning; participation and engagement; health and wellbeing; sustainability and climate change. Following this, we have established the Intergener8 Living Lab to explore these complex issues and investigate how to leverage technology to promote the resilience of young people and their communities. Based in Greater Western Sydney and with collaborations around Australia and overseas, Intergener8 Living Lab is a co-research and design facility that embraces an integrated and intergenerational mode of R&D, training and enterprise focused on developing technology-based products, services and solutions that build the capacity of young people to live well and participate fully in social and economic life.
Researchers: Professor Amanda Third (ICS), Associate Professor Philippa Collin (ICS), Associate Professor Liam Magee (ICS), Dr Peter Bansel (School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University), Dr Michelle Catanzaro (School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University), Associate Professor Louise Crabtree (ICS), Dr Milissa Deitz (School of Social Sciences, Western Sydney University), Associate Professor Nida Denson (School of Psychology, Western Sydney University), Ms Lilly Moody (ICS), Dr Katrina Sandbach (School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University), Dr Teresa Swist (ICS), Ms Samantha Yorke (Google Australia), Dr Girish Lala (Western Sydney University)
Funding: Western Sydney University Research Program Partnership: Google (Australia)
Project website: Intergener8 (opens in a new window)