Action Research For A Better World.

 We support partners on the ground to effect positive social and environmental change, bringing the tools of academic inquiry, community engagement and collaborative design to partnerships across sectors. We embrace the role of change makers, with a commitment to deep collaboration, humility, and continual reflection and adaptation as project realities unfold.

Global Networks.

WPI’s network of 50 unique project-based learning sites around the world provides a robust platform for collaboration and engagement. We are curious about what we can learn about important global challenges as they manifest in local realities, and how the innovations in one place may seed ideas that work in other places.

Our Work.

The Global Lab supports WPI’s many global initiatives and builds on the rich network of partners WPI has grown over the decades through the Global Projects Program. This program allows students and faculty to work together with community partners on impactful project-based learning experiences. Project reports are available through WPI’s digital archive.

Creative Scholarship.

We are interested in opening academic communication to novel forms that have wider reach and generate more engagement and follow through. Our students and faculty are developing projects using transmedia storytelling, participatory art, mixed reality experiences and other forms of creative scholarship.

From The Blog

Mapping Knowledge Flows Between Nonprofit Organizations

Mapping Knowledge Flows Between Nonprofit Organizations

Mapping Knowledge Flows Between Nonprofit Organizations Presented by the Global Lab Identifying Knowledge Flow to Develop a Strategic Plan Port Phillip Bay, Australia Nonprofit organizations must self-assess their programming and partnerships in order to function...

TEDx WPI 2019: Dare to Fail at Foise Innovation Studio

TEDx WPI 2019: Dare to Fail at Foise Innovation Studio

We've all experienced a moment when we feel like we are on top of the world. Perhaps we have achieved something or overcome something that once seemed impossible to navigate. We feel proud of ourselves and really feel like we are worth something. Then there are those...

Taylor Rees

Taylor ReesDocumentary Director/ PhotojournalistAbout TaylorA filmmaker and photojournalist, Taylor Rees is driven by an insatiable curiosity to explore and tell the stories beneath the surface. She infuses her passion for adventure into her work around environmental...

Taylor Freesolo Rees

Taylor Freesolo Rees

Artist-In-Residence: Taylor Freesolo Rees Presented by the Global Lab The Global Lab invited Taylor Rees to WPI to share her experience as a film director, photojournalist and online journalist through social media. During the 10th to the 12th of February 2020, Taylor...

Panmela Castro

Panmela Castro

Artist-In-Residence: Panmela Castro Presented by the Global Lab TRIGGER WARNING: Included on this page are images and videos of Panmela Castro's art, which some viewers may find upsetting.During the week of September 16 - 20 2019, WPI hosted its second Arts and...

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