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ImaginationLancaster is an open and exploratory research lab that investigates emerging issues, technologies and practices to advance knowledge and develop solutions that contribute to the common good.

We conduct applied and theoretical research into products, places and systems – using innovative strategies including disruptive design techniques that combine traditional and social science methods with practice-based methods arising from the arts.

We emphasise productive collaborations to create desirable and sustainable design interventions that break the cycle of well-formed opinions, strategies, mindsets, and ways-of-doing, that tend to remain unchallenged.

Our areas of research span education, health and social care, wellbeing, culture, the leisure sector, media, transport, manufacturing and the environment.