Culture Shock is a New York City-based innovation consultancy that brings creative technologists, strategists and storytellers together with researchers, patrons and institutions to explore radical approaches to real world problems.

The Culture Shock Innovation Method™ combines different mindsets to reframe the issues, create shared language, identify new processes and prototype solutions. In a time of accelerated change our role is to act as a bridge that connects experts across disciplines to focus their diverse skill sets on areas that are ripe for disruption.


“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

We are pleased to announce the formal launch of the Peacebuilding and Technology Laboratory (PeaceTechLab), the first in a series of new Culture Shock Innovation Lab inititaives.

Developed in partnership with The International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE) at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, The Nerve Centre in Derry, The Young Foundation, The Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies in the Basque Country, New York based Culture Shock and Scensei in Washington, we invite you to explore with us how technology and new media can be used to enhance peacebuilding practice. The formal launch event of the PeaceTechLab is September 19, 2014 presented by CultureTech Festival in Derry, N. Ireland and will be based in the FabLab at the Nerve Centre.