The ‘Laboratory for Civic Arts Research’ (LCAR) is training programme for researchers in any discipline interested in possible translations and interactions with society through art tools and methodologies. The principal objective of LCAR is to enhance the civic impact of academic research through bespoke modes of dissemination and circulation, drawing from practices in the arts.

LCAR collaborates with partners and groups across Glasgow with a view to opening up new ways of seeing, making and participating in the cultural life of the city. LCAR will also act as a support structure for further development of deeper connections between academic research and civic life, delivered by a multitude of contributors.

This project is led by Dr Viviana Checchia, with founding members Casi Dylan, Dr Dominic Paterson, and Dr Kevin Leomo.