Can you help ignite imaginations?

 

We’re looking for a space for Imagination Lab 2.0, to provide children and families across London with opportunities to imagine, explore and experiment, without predetermined outcomes.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

Albert Einstein

Close your eyes for a minute and think about humanities greatest developments.

Was it the printing press? The lunar landings? Maybe penicillin or the internet? Perhaps you are thinking here and now: automation, artificial intelligence, the green revolution? There’s one thing these human developments have in common: they all began with leaps of someone’s imagination.

When I close my eyes I can’t help but think about the future. I am hugely excited by it but I also know that as my children inherit this future, humanity will need to navigate it with incredible skill and attention.

Children and young people are inheriting a world that demands humanity to think differently. Our skills will need to be multidisciplinary. We will need to become smart and work more collaboratively in a digital era where data can outsmart us. Crucially we will need to problem-solve the many challenges we face as the world’s population continues to rise, the  demand for energy and water increases, and computational thinking takes hold of our services and environments.

With Imagination Lab 2.0 we will be laying the foundations for the Institute of Imagination. Imagination Lab has popped up and taken up residency in many sites across London and we are now seeking a new home where children, alongside multi-generational audiences, can imagine a world that does not yet exist.

We believe the ability to imagine is an essential future skill for all. Imagination Lab environments encourage children and families, school children and their teachers to build their knowledge and develop new skills.

We are now looking for a new space to host Imagination Lab 2.0 from Autumn 2016. Approximately 2,000 – 3,000 sq ft in size, the space will allow us to operate with the latest technologies, cutting-edge science and progressive arts. 

If you know a site which will help us deliver our ambition to ignite imaginations, reaching even more children, we’d love to hear from you. Or maybe you can refer us to someone who may be able to help?

You can download our site prospectus here for a more detailed spec, call me on 020 7494 9153 or email me: tom.doust@ioi.london

Thank-you!

Tom Doust, Director of Experience and Learning

 

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