Image of Louise Hickman
Credit: Louise Hickman

This summer, Louise Hickman joins a creative research lab at Kettle’s Yard, bringing together artists, researchers and the local community to explore access and the future of work.

The new pilot project, CoLAB, will see the local community at Kettle’s Yard, an artist, and researchers at the University of Cambridge come together and have fun.

As a group, they will creatively explore and assist research that is currently underway at the University.

Dr Louise Hickman at the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy 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.

Artist Kaitlin Ferguson will make-over the Clore Learning Studio at Kettle’s Yard to become a creative laboratory.

Artist Kaitlin Ferguson in the studio
Credit: Kettle’s Yard/Kaitlin Ferguson

You are invited to join Kaitlin at Kettle’s Yard from Saturday 13 August until Sunday 4 September 2022. Everyone who takes part in CoLAB will have their thoughts, reflections and artwork 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.

Kaitlin would love to meet with people in Cambridge who have lived experience of physical or sensory disabilities, or people who care for others with specific needs in order to make CoLAB a success. She would love to meet during July and early August. Please contact Molly from Kettle’s Yard on or 01223 748100.

Throughout the project there will be opportunities to drop in to the Clore Learning Studio and take part, including workshops and activities aimed at specific ages and groups.

CoLAB opens on Saturday 13 August and runs until Sunday 4 September.