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, citizens of the southwest borough of Montreal, and local organizations. 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, with a focus on Little Burgundy.  Current and previous organizations which have hosted LUC workshops include Le Salon 1861, the Little Burgundy Sports Center, Youth In Motion, Maison des Jeunes l’Escampette, Atelier 850, Centre Culturel Georges Vanier, the Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre, Bâtiment 7, the Press Start Arcade, and Saint Columba House. Other collaborative partners include l'École de la Petite-Bourgogne, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis, Quartier de L’Innovation (QI), the Burgundy Urban Mediation Project (BUMP), Teesri Duniya Theatre Company, Société des arts libres et actuels - SALA and, the Suoni per il popolo and Lux Magna festivals.