The Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning CRADLE is a hub of academics and practitioners pursuing ground-breaking interventionist research based on cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) since 1994. Founded by Vygotsky, Leont’ev and Luria, activity theory cuts across disciplinary boundaries. We focus on transformations in collective activity systems, including educational institutions, work organizations, public-sector agencies, communities and social movements – and their coalitions. Our research is driven by the need to build alternative forms of activity aimed at equity and sustainability in local, regional and global scales.
Center for Research on Activity, Development and Learning
Activity theory at CRADLE
Basic features of our approach It is historically grounded and longitudinal; It focuses on object-oriented, artifact-mediated activity...
Key Themes Collective agency for the eradication of homelessness; Concept formation in the wild; Dialectics of transformative agency...
Congratulations to AERA 2021 Award Winners!
Congratulations to Award Winner emeritus professor Yrjö Engeström for the Lifetime Contribution!
Meet and discuss with the authors: The Change Laboratory -The recording is now available for public viewing
Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Department of Educational Research, University of Lancaster welcome Emeritus Professor Yrjö Engeström...
75th FórumAT (Live) on “Contribution of Formative Interventions and Cultural-Historical Activity Theory in the context of contemporary work”
The 75th FórumAT, Ergonomia da Atividade and School of Public Health, University of São Paulo welcome Emeritus Professor Yrjö Engeström from...
New CRADLE research project: In search for significance
The project In search for significance is funded by the Academy of Finland (2019-2023).
Invited talks by Yrjö Engeström at CNAM, Paris
Yrjö Engeström visited CNAM (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers), in Paris on December 3-5, 2018.