An image of the tables and chairs in the Clore Learning Studio at Kettles Yard, Cambridge
Credit: Hufton + Crow/Kettles Yard

CoLAB brings together the local community around Kettles Yard, an artist, and researchers at the University of Cambridge to think creatively and have fun. As a group, participants will creatively explore and assist research that is currently underway at the University, and everyone is invited to join in.

Join artist Kaitlin Ferguson in the Clore Learning Studio, which she has transformed into a creative research lab. You will work with Kaitlin to learn new art techniques and skills and new ways of creative thinking in a safe and supported space.

You will be working together to explore research currently being undertaken by Dr Louise Hickman at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy. Louise is investigating how people with a diverse range of needs physically access arts and culture in the city and how this will inform the future of work. By exploring this topic creatively and with local voices, CoLAB will produce new data that responds to the city’s priorities.

Everyone who takes part in CoLAB will have their thoughts, reflections, and artworks collected, and will help to inspire a ‘Living Archive’. Kaitlin will bring this archive together and it will be shared back to the academics and researchers.


The Clore Learning Studio is physically accessible. It can be reached by stairs or by lift, to the basement -1 floor. There is an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities in the basement beside the Learning Studio. There are more toilets and facilities on the ground and first floors.