Support by an Arts Council England Grant for the Arts, coLAB was a one day unconference held in May 2015 at Ny Space, Manchester, focused on exploring collaboration and participation in creative practice. Designers Conway and Young, who work in collaboration with each other and wider communities, spoke about the place of working together in their practice, and how this challenges and enriches their work, before participants were invited to join the conversation and discuss their own experience of collaborative work.