Social Labs

We understand Social Labs as a process inspired by Zaid Hassans understanding of Social Laboratories that follows the U-journey after MIT’s Theory U and integrates diverse methods, tools, practices along the way (check out our toolbox). It’s a format designed to address complex problems like those addressed in the Sustainable Development Goals. Solutions coming out of this process are meant to tackle the root causes of a challenge and have systemic impact, rather than fight symptoms.

Social Labs are platforms for addressing social challenges that are:

  • Social: bringing together stakeholders from all sectors to represent a diversity of perspectives is key

  • Experimental: working with prototyping and sustained efforts with the right to fail and try again distinguishes them from a project-based approach

  • Systemic: the solutions that come out of it are meant to tackle the root causes of the challenge and have systemic impact, rather than fight the symptoms.

Our Social Labs so far

Our Quest: how can we, as individuals & organisations committed to transforming society, fully practice and embody Gender Equality?   Intrigued? Here  you find more information.

Our Quest: how can we, as individuals & organisations committed to transforming society, fully practice and embody Gender Equality?

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Our Quest: How can we create healthy relationships with work money and wellbeing (for the collective impact we want)?   Intrigued? Here  you find more information.

Our Quest: How can we create healthy relationships with work money and wellbeing (for the collective impact we want)?

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Our Quest: How can we, as key actors of the Arc Lémanique ecosystem, transform the way we consume and produce to lead the transition to a sustainable future?    Intrigued? Here  you find more information.

Our Quest: How can we, as key actors of the Arc Lémanique ecosystem, transform the way we consume and produce to lead the transition to a sustainable future?


Intrigued? Here you find more information.