CollabHub is short for Collaboration Hub
- It is a social enterprise for students across the university to meet each other and create multidisciplinary teams.
- It was developed to foster confidence for collaborative practice, to help students build future networks and possible professional relationships.
- The door is open for collaboration beyond the University, inviting the possibility of relationships with local and creative businesses.
- The goal is simply based on the notion giving ‘the gift of confidence’ (Vera John-Steiner adapts this idea from Jean-Paul Sartre); confidence gained through group identity, and confidence to negotiate the challenge of collaboration.
- CollabHub belongs to the students. It is driven by their innovations and willingness to take risks in an assessment and course free social context.
- CollabHub also aims to draw on local social enterprise networks and a longer-term strategy for this is being developed.
First meeting was on October 3rd 2012, 32 members and 7 pitches were presented.
We now have now have just less than one thousand members (October 2019).
Collabhub members are from a wide range of disciplines, and also from some other Universities, and arts communities. CollabHub is not limited to creative arts though; this group welcomes all students as diverse multi-discipline teams can be formed. CollabHub is a kind of playground, a sandpit for creating and exploring ideas.
This blog features updates on meetings, news, links and thoughts on creativity and collaborative creativity and related theoretical works.