During the Spring 2019, the Fellows started a semester-long “sister” initiative of the writing group, called Idea Lab. The desirability of this exercise derives from the observation of one common problem: part of the struggle with writing is that we often work out ideas while writing. The Idea Lab aims at offering an opportunity to participants to test out, unravel, and better elaborate their ideas before putting them down on paper. It is an occasion for brainstorming, refining ideas and concepts, and find the best format for their formalisation. Ideally, the exercise will allow to situate one’s idea into a workable frame.