The Intergener8 Living Lab is an open and inclusive space for organisations and businesses of all sizes and types, people, community networks, public policy makers and researchers to conduct co-research and co-design targeting the increased resilience of children and young people by leveraging technology.

On this page you will find publications and resources from our researchers and collaborators. We also welcome submissions of relevant publications from aligned projects where their profile and distribution via the living lab assists young people, communities, organisations and government to foster resilience - the capacity of people and communities to transform the conditions of social life.


+ Scholarly Publications

Collin, P. Lala, G. & Fieldgrass, L 2018, Youth political participation, empowerment, democracy and hearing young people’s views, in Pam Alldred, Fin Cullen, Kathy Edwards and Dana Fusco, (eds) The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice, Sage.

Magee, L, Third, A and Sweeting, D 2019, Rapid Development and the Child’s Future Right to the City, in Fenton-Glynn, C (ed), Children’s Rights and Sustainable Development, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Swist, T, Collin, P & Third, A 2019, Children’s data journeys beyond the ‘supply chain’: co-curating flows and frictions, Media International Australia, vol 1, no 10 doi: 10.1177/1329878X19828390

Bansel, P 2018, Becoming and Belonging: negotiating Non-heteronormative Identities Online and at School, in C Halse (Ed.) Interrogating belonging for Young People in Schools, Palgrave Macmillan

Catanzaro, M, & James, E 2018, Multiple place/s: exploring the link between urban politics and rural festival environments, Journal of Place Management and Development

Deitz, M, Notley, T, Cantanzaro, M, Third, A, & Sandbach, K 2018, Emotion mapping: using participatory media to support young people's participation in urban design, Emotion Space and Society, 28, 9-17

Magee, L & Swist, T 2018, Listening in on Informal Smart Cities: Vernacular Mapping in Mirpur, Dhaka, Journal of Peer Production, Issue #11, January 2018

Bodkin-Andrews, G, Whittaker, A, Cooper, E, Parada, R H, Denson, N, & Bansel, P 2017, Moving Beyond Essentialism: Aboriginal Parental Perceptions of School Bullying and School Engagement. In Indigenous Children Growing Up Strong (pp. 153-178), Palgrave Macmillan UK

Collin, P, Notley, T & Third, A 2017, Cultivating (digital) capacities: a role for social living labs?, in M Dezuani, M Foth, K Mallan & H Hughes (eds), Digital participation through social living labs, Chandos Publishing, Amsterdam, pp. 19-36.

Deitz, M 2017, All the Little Boxes, TEXT, Special Issue 38

Deitz, M 2017, Vanishing point, Meanjin, vol 76, no 4 , pp 185 - 190

Denson, N, Bowman, N, & Park, J 2017, Preparing students for a diverse, deliberative democracy: College diversity experiences and informed citizenship after college, Teachers College Record, 119(9), n9

Livingstone, S & Third, A 2017, Children and young people's rights in the digital age: an emerging agenda, New Media & Society, vol. 19, no. 5, pp. 657-670

Swist T & Collin, P 2017, Introducing a ‘networked-capability approach’: the role of platforms, people and places for children’s rights in the digital age. New Media and Society 19(5): 671-685

Swist, T & Magee, L 2017, Academic publishing and its digital binds: beyond the paywall towards ethical executions of code, Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 240-259

Swist, T, Magee, L, Sweeting, D & Phuong, J 2017, The labour of communicating publics: Participatory platforms, socio-technical intermediaries and pluralistic expertise. Communication and the Public, 2(3), pp. 210–225

Swist, T, Magee, L, Phuong, J & Sweeting, D 2017, The labour of communicating publics: participatory platforms, socio-technical intermediaries and pluralistic expertise, Communication and the Public, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 210–225.

Bansel, P, & Keltie, E 2016, Labouring over the truth: learning to be/come queer, in E Bendix Petersen & Z Millei (Eds.), Interrupting the Psy-Disciplines in Education (pp. 111-127)

Collin, P. & Swirst, T. 2016, From Products to Publics: Youth as co-designers in social marketing campaigns. Journal of Youth Studies 19(3): 305 – 318

Swist, T & Kuswara, A 2016, Place-making in higher education: co-creating engagement and knowledge practices in the networked age, Higher Education Research & Development, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 100-114

Third, A & Collin, P 2016, Rethinking (children's and young people's) citizenship through dialogues on digital practice', in A McCosker, S Vivienne & A Johns (eds), Negotiating digital citizenship: control, contest and culture, Rowman & Littlefield international, London

Bansel, P 2015, A narrative approach to policy analysis, in K N Gulson, M Clarke, & E Bendix Petersen (Eds.), Education Policy and Contemporary Theory: Implications for Research (pp. 183-194)

Catanzaro, M 2015, Photographic inquiry and the reflective practitioner, Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 9(2)

Collin, P. 2015, Young Citizens and Political Participation in a Digital Society: Addressing the Democratic Disconnect, Palgrave Macmillan.

Denson, N, & Chang, M J 2015, Dynamic relationships: Identifying moderators that maximize benefits associated with diversity, Journal of Higher Education, 86, 1-37

Paradies, Y, Ben, J, Denson, N, Elias, A, Priest, N, Pieterse, A, Gupta, A, Kelaher, M, & Gee, G 2015, Racism as a determinant of health: A systematic review and meta-analysis, PLoS ONE, 10(9), e0138511

Pink, S, Catanzaro, M, Sandbach, K, Barnes, A, Mcneill, J, Gusheh, M, … Catanzaro, C 2015, Making and sharing the commons: reimagaining ‘the West’ as Riverlands, Sydney through a dialogue between design and ethnography, Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 9(2)

Sandbach, K 2015, Creative outsiders: creative industries in Greater Western Sydney, Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 9(2)

Sandbach, K 2015, Magnetic learning space through design, International Journal of Design Education, vol 8, no 3-4 , pp 17 - 28

Catanzaro, M 2014, Photography as phenomenology: capturing (my) views of space, in K Buccieri (Ed.), Body Tensions: Beyond Corporeality in Time and Space (pp. 3-22)

Bodkin-Andrews, G, Denson, N, & Bansel, P 2013, Teacher racism, academic self-concept, and multiculturation: Investigating adaptive and maladaptive relations with academic disengagement and self-sabotage for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students, Australian Psychologist, 48, 226-237

Sandbach, K 2013, 'Westies' no more : towards a more inclusive and authentic place identity, Cescontexto: Debates, vol 2, no June , pp 724 - 732

+ Reports

Swist, T., Collin, P., Nguyen, B., Steinbeck, K., & Dawson, A 2019, Wellbeing Health & Youth Engagement Framework, WH&Y Centre of Research Excellence, Australia, Retrievable from

James, P, Magee, L, Mann, J, Partoredjo, S & Soldatic, K 2018, Circles of Social Life, Liverpool Settling Strangers; Supporting Disability Needs

Third, A, Bellerose, D, Diniz De Oliveira, J, Lala, G & Theakstone, G 2017, Young and online: children’s perspectives on life in the digital age (The state of the world’s children 2017 companion report), Sydney, Western Sydney University, DOI: 10.4225/35/5a1b885f6d4db

Bansel, P, Denson, N, Keltie, E, Moody, L, & Theakstone, G 2016, Young Newly Arrived Migrants and Refugees in Australia: Using Digital Storytelling Practices to Capture Settlement Experiences and Social Cohesion, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne.

Collin, P, Lala, G, Palombo, L, Marrades, R, Maci, G, & Vromen, A, 2016, Creating Benefit for All: Young People, Engagement and Public Policy. Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne.

Hagen, P, Collin, P, Gesling, K, Herrod, L, Metcalf, A, Blanchard, M, Swanton, R, Fava, N & Weinberg, M 2016, Enabling Participation: A companion document to the Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre Innovative Methodologies Guide Participatory Design of Evidence-Based Online Youth Mental Health Promotion, Intervention and Treatment, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne.

Spears, BA, Taddeo, CM, Collin, P, Swist, T, Razzell, M, Borbone, V & Drennan, J 2016, Safe and well online: learnings from four social marketing campaigns for youth wellbeing, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne

Third, A 2016, Researching the benefits and opportunities for children online, Global Kids Online, London

Swist, T, Collin, P, McCormack, J & Third, A 2015, Social media and the wellbeing of children and young people: a literature review. Prepared for the Commissioner for Children and Young People, Perth

Robinson, K, Bansel, P, Denson, N, Ovenden, G & Davies, C 2014, Growing up queer: issues facing young Australians who are gender variant and sexuality diverse, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne

Third, A, Bellerose, D, Dawkins, U, Keltie, E & Pihl, K 2014, Children's rights in the digital age: a download from children around the world, Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne

Hagan, P, Collin, P, Metcalf, A, Nicholas, M, Rahilly, K & Swainston, N 2012, Participatory design of evidence-based online youth mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention and treatment, ISBN: 978-0-9871179-1-5

+ Media

The Conversation – Facebook’s new Messenger Kids app could be good for digital literacy

The Conversation – Reimagining NSW: how good governance strengthens democracy

The Conversation – Scare-mongering about kids and social media helps no-one

The Conversation – How to engage youth in making policies that work for us all