Laboratory of Urban Culture (LUC)
The Laboratory of Urban Culture (LUC), coordinated by McGill University's Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP), acts as a site for collaboration, exchange and research between members of the McGill community and citizens of the southwest borough of Montreal, including the Quartier de l'Innovation (QI), Bâtiment 7, the Press Start Arcade, Youth In Motion and the Centre Culturel Georges-Vanier. Focusing on the arts, LUC seeks to establish innovative and progressive projects and partnerships, grounded in principles of social justice, for the betterment of the surrounding community. LUC aims to create opportunities for exchange between artists, community organizations, researchers, faculty, students and local residents and community members, by managing a diverse range of collaborative projects, and offering a range of workshops and events, all held in the community, focusing on Little Burgundy. Current and previous organizations which have hosted LUC workshops include Le Salon 1861, the Little Burgundy Sports Center, the Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre and Saint Columba House. Other collaborative partners include l'École de la Petite-Bourgogne, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis, the Burgundy Urban Mediation Project (BUMP) and Société des arts libres et actuels - SALA. As well as the Suoni per il popolo and Lux Magna festivals.