affect lab is an interdisciplinary research studio focused on the technology practices of communities.
Registered as a not-for-profit foundation (stichting) in The Netherlands, affect lab was founded by Dr. Natalie Dixon and Katy Yudin in 2012.
Our mandate is to create actionable knowledge – through creative in-situ experiments, interventions, field and desk research – about the human-technology relationship especially as it relates to feelings, emotions and a sense of place; to empower stakeholders in cultural and social policy development, planning and city making.
Using a mixture of narrative, ethnographic, affective and sensory methods affect lab reflects on and analyses 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.
Research end-products take the form of installations, exhibitions, open-source toolkits, open-access publications, white papers, generative and foundational research reports.
affect lab Board of Directors
CHAIRWOMAN Elloise Bennett
SECRETARY Jennifer Lem
BOARD MEMBER Piet Boogert