Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI)

McGill University

IPLAI was struck for two reasons: to create a space for interdisciplinary research and to connect the university with the outside world of arts, government, policy and culture.


IPLAI connects interdisciplinary academic research with the public world of art, policy and culture.


We face unparalleled social, economic, ecological, health, legal and ethical challenges today. IPLAI creates bridges between academic thought and applied public practice to bring about a world rich in both intellectual and material resources — for pleasure, for play, for moral fulfillment, and for the betterment of humanity.

America Canada
Institution type
Non French Institutions University or university institute