The Collaborative Space is a Creative S.T.E.A.M. Lab, Studio, Gallery & Discussion Space

It is home to the Mississippi LIGHT Festival & the S.T.E.A.M. Team.

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The Collaborative Space focuses on generating & nurturing new ways of thinking & doing in S.T.E.A.M. through collaboration across our community. 

It is a space to explore & share S.T.E.A.M. skills, knowledge & talent. Through the Education & Outreach program, Residencies & the LIGHT Festival The Collaborative facilitates workshops, talks, exhibits & events to support this. 

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The STEAM Team run the studio & S.T.E.A.M. Lab collaboratively, whether their field is in science, technology, engineering, art or math. Through personal & collaborative projects they are supported to continue exploring their practice. They have The Collaboratives’ network is at their disposal, the opportunity to have their own studio space free of charge & are encouraged to run the studio to their projects requirements, working with the community, programing workshops & exhibits as they see fit. It is their space to continue their creative STEAM self-led education & discovery.



The Rules of the s.t.e.a.m Lab:

Every member of the S.T.E.A.M. Team must adhere to the following rules: 

1)   In the S.T.E.A.M. Lab you work – you work on anything you want.

Work = explorations & discovery through making mistakes, skill & knowledge sharing & collaboration. If one doesn’t know what to work on we have projects & collaborations we can help & guide you with to support your path.

2)    Remain open to skill sharing, knowledge sharing & collaboration.

Everybody is a teacher; everybody has something to learn. We believe that everyone should search for the teacher they need at that moment & teach where required – we owe it to ourselves & to each other.

3)    Own the S.T.E.A.M. Lab

The S.T.E.A.M. Lab is yours. It is what you put into it. Respect it & those around you. Be proud of it & your team – it is a reflection of yourself.

Use the Collaboratives network & those around you to help you make the space what you & your community need. You want a workshop or talk about driverless cars – make it happen – you want experience in a certain field – make it happen. The Collaborative & The S.T.E.A.M. Team are here – use us!

The S.T.E.A.M. Team also have the opportunity to gain experience in:

Studio management, teaching, programing, S.T.E.A.M. professional mentorship, direct contact with industries, introductions into their chosen field, possible work experience & even the chance of a new career or job.

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