Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab
Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) was established in 2018, under the executive planning of the Taiwan Living Arts Foundation, affiliated with the Ministry of Culture. The mission of the project is to forge a new ecosystem for cultural innovation, to promote cultural experimentation and social innovation, and to provide the public with cultural experience in explorations of the future of culture.
C-LAB is based in the former Air Force Command Headquarters, which had formerly served as the Industrial Research Institute for the Taiwan Governor General’s Office. After World War II, the site came under the management of the Taiwan Provincial Administrative Executive Office and was converted to the Taiwan Provincial Industrial Laboratory. In 1950, it was transformed to the Ministry of Defense Air Force Command Headquarters, the highest office of command for air defense and combat, of the Republic of China.
C-LAB has revitalized the space by consolidating contemporary creative culture through multifunctional capabilities and facility services in the hope of constructing an arena for the practice and experimentation for future social and cultural visions. These include innovative artistic and cultural experimentations, performances, and exhibitions; interdisciplinary collaborations and co-creations; international cultural exchanges; educational research and workshops; community cultural attractions; and an urban aesthetic park.