The Civic Media Lab


Student Media for Civic Engagement

The Civic Media Lab is an informal hub at AUP where people of diverse backgrounds, ideas and theories collide and crisscross in productive ways; it provides multiple disciplinary and technological pathways for designing solutions to problems; it is a platform for innovative and productive student-faculty collaborations.

Featured Projects

Pass the Tech

Pass the Tech aims to send 100 used and refurbished laptops to Mombasa each fall, so that the program’s students have laptops for their university studies...

Featured Projects

Jura Practicum

Meet the people who are involved in almost every aspect of cheese production and attain a more in-depth understanding of the French notion of terroir...

Featured Projects

Billionaires Watch

Do extreme wealth inequalities turn societies into plutocracies? investigates how the ultra-rich influence politics...

The Work of the Lab

The Civic Media Lab at AUP deals with key questions of our mediated world, cultural conflict, interaction and the democratization of media usage. It works with students, professors, scholars and ordinary citizens to think about and use interactive media in positive ways in the classroom, in the field and across the world in order to train youth to become media users and consumers who are active in creating a more serene and just world. 

The Civic Media Lab builds curriculum, organises conferences, encourages intellectual activity and harnesses creativity in video production and social media for these ends.

Student Projects

AUP professors and faculty collaborate on projects and host events together...

Talks & Events

The Civic Media Lab hosts research seminar series, lectures and talks...

About the Lab

A collaborative space of expression on issues connected to participatory politics & culture, civic initiatives,...

Mission of the Lab

A platform where students create civic projects, do research and make digital and visual production...