Imagineer is proud of its strong relationships with business. We work with our professional partners to develop new creative ideas, helping to shape the future work and aspirations of the company. Collaboration is a key part of the Imagineer’s work, giving us access to some of the best technical and digital engineers and architects in the world. Here we list a few case-studies of how we work with business to develop new creative projects:
Key business partner: The Wigley Group
The Wigley Group have invested funds into the redevelopment of The Daimler Powerhouse and are now working closely with us on our Bridge project in 2021.
Key business partner: Arup
Imagineer worked with engineering giant Arup to develop the Bridge project. The collaboration began with the creation of a 15 metre paper bridge sited in Coventry Cathedral during The Festival of Imagineers in 2016. The bridge was designed by Arup and created by 1,000 children, who built a giant spiral constructed out of lollypop sticks.
In 2018 we collaborated again, developing the design and technology elements of construction to create ‘Hupla’, a 23 metre tall installation created out of plastic hula hoops suspended from the ceiling of the Cathedral to create a performance and meeting space.
These projects have inspired further collaborations throughout the Bridge project, including the creation of ‘Amaranthine’, a sprawling installation in Coventry Cathedral, created out of cardboard tubes forming a series of interconnecting Leonardo da Vinci mathematical bridges and 50m of woven and plaited rope created by many local groups and communities.
The Imagineerium Initiative
Business partners: Medwell Hyde, Network Rail, Warwick University including support from Jaguar, MTC, Advanced Propulsion Centre, The Imagineering Foundation, Samphire STEM, Impression Technologies and Coventry University.
The Imagineerium Initiative links primary schools with professionals in the arts and sciences. Pupils take on authentic commissions for develop their skills and learning in STEAM subjects.
Failed Spaces Project / Urban Room Project
Key business partner: IDP Architects
There are spaces in Coventry that would benefit from serious creative thought. During The Festival of Imagineers 2017 a group of interested people – business representatives, historians, architecture students and artists – began to work together to identify spaces and find alternative creative solutions. It is our ambition to realise some of the developing ideas in future festivals, working in partnership with architects from IDP.
Between 2017 – 2019 this work evolved into the Urban Rooms Project where local people built prototype models with architects to form a movable exhibition.
This in turn became the inspiration for Jack’s Frogs, a planned sculpture trail around Coventry dreamt up by artist Jack Foulkes.
To discuss how your business could work with Imagineer, contact Jane Hytch firstname.lastname@example.org