Re-Imagine projects are designed to enable communities to explore ideas, issues and spaces through playful exploration. They invite people of all ages to express their own ideas through creative consultation activities and enable us develop resources with our partners to enable further creative experiences. 

Explore our Re-Imagine work below - playing with the filters will allow you to sort items according to your interests.

The projects take place in many diverse and extraordinary spaces; including hospitals, hospices, our local waste management centre, community halls, retirement homes, and local neighbourhoods as well as galleries and museums and heritage sites. They often include professional development elements to explore and develop approaches for creative practice with particular professional groups. Our current projects have diaries that can be explored here.

Many of these projects set out to produce particular resources for our partners. Most recently we developed the PropsBox, a family friendly toolkit for navigating contemporary art galleries, but have also created temporary installations for galleries and creative documentation and displays to support ongoing engagement with ideas and audiences.

Evaluations indicate that the projects have a lasting impact on those we work with - Igniting a Fuse explores the impact on educators of our accredited course with the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education; Enemies of Boredom looks at the professional development programme linked to the Hundred Languages of Children Exhibition in Cambridge; and Can you stay and make tomorrow never come details artist led projects with Creative Partnerships schools.

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Taking note - poetry in moments

Celebrating poets and poetry at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

You Are Where?

Exploring real and fantastical worlds in Emmanuel College Garden.

Fantastical Cambridgeshire Exhibition

A celebration of real and imaginary discoveries by people of all ages.

Sabrina, local resident

I just came here to do my shopping today - and this just happened.

Autumn (patient) and Rahma

We’re going to keep these poem pills and read them again.

Elizabeth (patient)

The weather was lovely so I took the poems and the cordial for walk.

Animating the archives: a second exhibition

Celebrating creative work from community groups responding to the new hospital museum.

An everlasting tea party

ArtScapers of all ages think about new communities at the Open Eddington weekend.

A Stork’s Nest on Addenbrooke’s Chimney

A new story created by the Shelford Dementia Carers group.

Maybe…what if…perhaps

Researcher Gabby Arenge observes how ArtScapers is a place of possibility.

Can we get in it?

ArtScapers think about the underground waste system.

Frank and ‘Nellie’ the Elephant

Sharing conversations through clay.

It’s the future

ArtScapers as explorers and prospectors.

Archaeology of now

Inviting ArtScapers to look differently at their school.

The comfort of guinea pigs

Reflecting on memories of hospital together.

It’s very fascinating to me

Young carers respond to the Addenbrooke’s Museum.

Using clay to animate ideas

Shelford’s dementia support group join our Addenbrooke’s programme.

Celebrating children’s ideas

Work from creative projects with two classes of children now on display in Addenbooke’s Hospital.

Bob can talk to his friend through his hair!

Girton ArtScapers complete a miniature model town of new entities and communities.

Wolf carpet and a boxing ring

Re-imagining our rooms and creating new spaces with Girton ArtScapers.


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