Introducing: Science Gallery Labs

Science Gallery International announce first new pop-up: ‘Science Gallery Lab’ in Detroit

Science Gallery International, the organization driving the development of the Science Gallery network worldwide, has announced its first new pop-up ‘Science Gallery Lab’, in partnership with Michigan State University. Acting as a bridge between Detroit and the Michigan State University campus, Science Gallery Lab Detroit is set to open its doors in autumn 2017.

Featuring participative experiences aimed at 15- to 25-year-olds, Science Gallery Labs will blend art, science, and technology to ensure access to STEAM-related content and conversations for local young people. Each Science Gallery Lab will be a three-year-long community-led programme with a rapid development cycle, agile operations and strong social goals.

“Science Gallery Labs will be the ‘innovation engine’ of the Global Science Gallery Network, building on the groundbreaking work of Science Gallery and reinventing it in experimental, uncommon and creative ways. We are incredibly excited by the pivotal role of Michigan State University to keep pushing the boundaries of the whole Network.” said Andrea Bandelli, CEO of Science Gallery International. “We believe in the creative potential of young people to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems. We are delighted that our first Lab will be in North America and we are striving to share the Lab model in Latin America and Africa in the near future.”

Troy Livingston, director of Science Gallery Lab Detroit, said: "I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to lead the development of the first Science Gallery Lab project here in Detroit, where I was born. Michigan State University is one of the world’s greatest research universities, so it is both fitting and an honour to join with the other leading universities that make up the Global Science Gallery Network to do the important work of engaging 15- to 25-year-olds with ideas that will transform them and the world through art and science.”

For more information on Science Gallery Lab Detroit, visit detroit.sciencegallery.com and international.sciencegallery.com.