CoLAB is a youth-led platform for interactive media and civic action at Elsewhere in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina. CoLAB creates collaborative media experiments and alternative modes for digital storytelling that speaks to peers.



QueerLab is a youth-led media project and forum for LGBTQ-identifying youth in North Carolina and beyond.

QueerLab launched a new magazine called I Don’t Do Boxes, collecting stories and artworks from around the region exploring queer southern experience. The publication is available online and is distributed to local schools and spaces around the Triad featuring advice, news, essays, youth commentary, lesson plans and ideas for organizing and sustaining Gay-Straight Alliances (GSA) at local schools.

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FoodLab is a project of Elsewhere’s education program, Colab, that partners teaching artists with local schools to produce collaborative art works and introduce contemporary creative practices. The first session of FoodLab took place in Spring 2015 as an after-school program in partnership with Jackson Middle School and Communities in Schools. The goal of FoodLab was to share Elsewhere’s philosophy of playfulness and education outside of Elsewhere’s walls. Students explored culinary arts, food heritage, and healthy eating habits. They created unique recipes and took pride in sharing their diverse dishes with teachers and fellow classmates in youth-led collaborative demonstrations at the end of each cooking class.

6_The FoodLab team



CityLab was the first installment of CoLab, a youth-led platform for digital storytelling and collaborative media experiments at Elsewhere—a lmuseum in downtown Greensboro, NC. Over the course of 10 weeks, CityLab worked with high school age youth from around the Triad of North Carolina to explore digital storytelling, and produce media experiments on issues ranging from audio experiments exploring the Citizen’s United Case, video works about bullying, and photographic essays on climate change and imagination.

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SoundLab is the second installment of CoLAB, a youth-led platform for digital storytelling and collaborative media experiments at Elsewhere, a museum in downtown Greensboro, NC. The project brought together artist group Invisible and youth from Weaver Academy and Guilford College to build a mobile visual artwork and instrument made from obsolete technology. SoundLAB was co-led by Mark Dixon and Bart Trotman (Invisible), and Elsewhere, with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

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