The Ubuntu Lab is Creating the Infrastructure of Understanding for the 22nd century.

 
 
 

We are helping people learn to understand people by exploring, designing, and hosting learning experiences for anyone, anywhere, anytime.

The core of our work is to design and produce the learning infrastructure of Understanding people. We are building the tools that learners and educators need to explore the world and build the fundamental skills of understanding people. We are creating experiences that allow families and companies to explore what it means to be human today, and the depth of variation of the individual human experience. We are investigating the foundational mechanisms of teaching and learning to understand people, and the back-end data & tools content creators and policy wins need to implement them.

 
 
 

Learning must be authentic

Innovation must have soul

Our approach to the work of Understanding is human at every turn. WE use our own I, You, We framework to locate ourselves in our work, co-create with the public, and build meaningful relationships that deepen our content and the learning we facilitate.

 
 
 

New Projects

Underway and Upcoming


A Book

UNDERSTADNING UNDERSTANDING  a journey to the most critical skill of our time

UNDERSTADNING UNDERSTANDING

a journey to the most critical skill of our time

An Exhibit

THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH  an experience with a surprisingly murky subject

THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH

an experience with a surprisingly murky subject

A Tool

GUIDED JOURNIES  a hybrid approach to exploring the world and sharing what you’ve found

GUIDED JOURNIES

a hybrid approach to exploring the world and sharing what you’ve found

Ongoing Projects

Happening and Available Now


ImpactKit

A TOOL FOR LEARNING ABOUT AND DESIGNING FOR SYSTEMIC SOCIAL CHANGE

A TOOL FOR LEARNING ABOUT AND DESIGNING FOR SYSTEMIC SOCIAL CHANGE

Workshops

EXPERIENTIAL, ACTIVITY BASED WORKSHOPS FOR BRINGING UNDERSTANDING TO YOUR STUDENTS, PROJECTS, OR WORKPLACE

EXPERIENTIAL, ACTIVITY BASED WORKSHOPS FOR BRINGING UNDERSTANDING TO YOUR STUDENTS, PROJECTS, OR WORKPLACE

Learning to Understand

OUR ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS INTO HOW WE LEARN TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE, AND HOW WE CAN SUPPORT THAT DEVELOPMENT

OUR ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS INTO HOW WE LEARN TO UNDERSTAND PEOPLE, AND HOW WE CAN SUPPORT THAT DEVELOPMENT

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Past Projects

In the Archives


A Campaign

UNDERSTADNING UNDERSTANDING#MYGLOBALMOMENT  a campaign and classroom activity to explore our humanity

UNDERSTADNING UNDERSTANDING#MYGLOBALMOMENT

a campaign and classroom activity to explore our humanity

Our Framework

3 QUESTIONS  our core learning framework for developing understanding

3 QUESTIONS

our core learning framework for developing understanding

Background Research

UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE  the research foundations of what it means to understand and be understood

UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE

the research foundations of what it means to understand and be understood

 

Support Our Continued Innovation

 
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