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We are an applied research lab at Emerson College that designs and studies playful approaches for civic engagement. Our GAMES have been used all over the world, from facilitating community engagement in Detroit to disaster preparedness in Zambia. Our RESEARCH frames all our projects and INITIATIVES and ranges from issues of global/networked citizenship to youth and civic media. Check out our LEARNING page for design guides, curricula, and courses, or learn some more ABOUT US.

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