Room 13 Lab 13

Resident Artist(s): Various Scientists and Inventors in Residence
Main Studio Artform: Science and technology


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Lab 13 is an experimental model for exploring science, technology, engineering and maths.

Inspired by a visit to Room 13 Lochyside in 2007, the Ignition* team has gone on to set up a network of six Lab 13s across the East Midlands where the principles of Room 13 are applied with an inventor, engineer or scientist in residence. In Lab 13 young people are invited to experiment, play, invent, design, solve problems, and explore.
The Lab 13s encourage young people to take responsibility for a space and they have control over all the decisions associated with that space; building confidence and a wide range of skills. The aim is to sustain young people’s innate curiosity and enthusiasm for creativity through experimentation and invention.

For up to date information on how all the Lab 13s are getting on, visit the Ignition website or follow their blog,

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