affect lab is a research hub and creative studio with a focus on the relationship between technology and communities, their emotions, feelings and a sense of belonging.
affect lab draws on an extensive international creative network of collaborators — including artists, designers, theorists, writers, urbanists, architects and activists — to reflect on and analyze the relationship between communities and spaces through the lens of technology. A key focus is on the use of mobile technology within marginalized and vulnerable communities.
Our mandate is to generate different kinds of knowledge – through creative experimentation, interventions, ethnographic research and storytelling – about the human-technology relationship, to empower stakeholders in cultural and social policy development, planning and city making.
Our methodology emphasizes senses, feelings and emotions — and their influence on a sense of place.
End-products take the form of installations, performances, public lectures, immersive experiences, exhibitions, open-source toolkits, open-access publications, generative and foundational research reports.
affect lab Board of Directors
CHAIR Elloise Bennett
SECRETARY Jennifer Lem
BOARD MEMBER Piet Boogert
STICHTING affect lab KVK 54507669