The Civic Media Lab


New 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.

    • Critical Thinking
    • Collective Action
    • Civic Engagement
    • Innovations

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, organizes conferences, encourages intellectual activity and harnesses creativity in video production and social media for these ends.