In October 2016 InterAnima CIC turned a vacant shop in the heart of Penryn into a pop up Re-imagine your town workshop, where residents began to create an interactive map and archive of their town’s past, present and future. Local professional artists already active within the community, supported by a team of digital experts, facilitated residents of all ages and community groups to begin the archive. Out of this archive emerged a 3D interactive map in virtual reality.
InterAnima CIC Studio started with a 3D CGI replica of the landscape removing all buildings apart from the town hall. This recognisable yet ghostly virtual reality left residents who saw it with the desire to populate it.
The map forms a space for residents’ contributions relating to Penryn’s rich heritage, observations of now and ideas for its future will begin. Real and imagined ideas, memories and visions shape an emerging landscape of “re-imagining”. It is a virtual space that becomes both a 3D interactive map and an interactive archive of a town’s past, present and potential future.
During April and May 2017 InterAnima will present the work in progress at a variety of venues within Penryn.