Counterforce Lab

Counterforce lab is a research studio that harnesses the power of art and design to engage with the reality of global ecological crisis and its ties to environmental injustice. Counterforce Lab is a collection of artists, designers, scientists, and thinkers working in transdisciplinary collaboration to create new theoretical frameworks based on artistic fieldwork practices, and in co-creation with community partners. Our use of art and design as vehicles for storytelling is central to our belief that mitigating the ecological crisis requires a fundamental shift in how we understand ourselves in relation to each other and our place in the natural world. Counterforce Lab was founded by UCLA Professor Rebeca Méndez in 2014 and is a part of UCLA DMA department.