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Creative Collaboration

October 20, 2009

All the creative minds out there – writers, artists, engineers, architects, composers, environmental earth scientists, graphic designers and everything in between, know that sometimes it’s difficult to find the space and equipment to fulfill ideas. That’s where Collab steps in. Collab is a physical space, a ‘think tank and fabrication laboratory’ for people from a wide variety of disciplines to come together and to exchange ideas if they so wish.

The hope is that all of these brilliant and creative members might begin a conversation. The conversation might eventually develop into something greater than the sum of each member’s individual pursuits. The more collaboration, the greater the innovation and the higher chances that socially responsible and environmentally conscious products, ideas, and technologies will emerge.

image via flickr user ethangibbs808

image via flickr user ethangibbs808

I love the idea. It seems like we’re all off in our corners of the world, behind our computers, trying to achieve a global goal. If more think tank type spaces were to open around the country, we would have some of the most interesting imaginations at work, together.

Collab is located in New York, but other cities could use a similar model to drive similar collaborations. Perhaps even taking it a step further, and making it more about a sustainable future by adding a rooftop garden, or a community garden so that food becomes a central community concern in addition to work and creativity.

Inspiring each other will inspire innovation and innovation is the driving force of sustainability.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Ian permalink
    October 20, 2009 6:38 pm

    What a great concept! I am excited to see how the introduction of tools like Google Wave ( can expand this collaborative ideology beyond geographical limitations. It really is the only way to create a sustainable future.

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