The purpose of colLab is to foster a multidisciplinary community that discusses and creates. It is a place where different people can come and join in on the larger conversation, spurring discussion between all types of knowledge bases, such as biology, architecture, illustration, engineering, the diy movement, etc. It is an open environment to toss around ideas and research projects with a charitable cause. Design could range from designing lighting structures for the community library or constructing emergency shelters for the homeless. The aim is to facilitate a constant relationship between artists and members of the community. The makers can engage the public through galleries/auctions, workshops, interactive events, and open forums.