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Fieldlab Social Cohesion
Social cohesion is often called an enabler for change. But how can we use social cohesion for change and innovation? And vice versa; can we use change and (technological) innovation to promote or restore social cohesion? And what role can the creative industry have in this?
The Fieldlab Social Cohesion, at the pop stage the Effenaar in Eindhoven, deals with this subject. In short-term research projects, sub-questions are examined whose outcomes may contribute to the realisation of more complex transitions. The research projects are about the function and use of social cohesion in transitions and the creation of change with the help of new technology, such as VR and AR.
Over the next two years, the field lab will enable ten short-term, small-scale experiments to find out in which way and with what effect new technologies can play a role in promoting social cohesion and the realisation of more complex transitions. Design agencies, high-tech companies and research and training institutions work closely together on solutions that are directly tested.