Reimagine

Reimagine

San Francisco, CA

Reimagine

Reimagine

We are here to reimagine...

how to spark community-driven experiences that explore death and celebrate life through creativity and conversation.

Our Story

Our purpose as a nonprofit organization is to host a public conversation that transforms our approach to life. Reimagine is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we create weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparati...
Our purpose as a nonprofit organization is to host a public conversation that transforms our approach to life. Reimagine is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we create weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance. We envision a world in which we are all able to reflect on why we’re here, prepare for a time when we won’t be, and live fully right up until the end. Reimagine was initially prototyped in 2016, inspired by OpenIDEO’s End of Life Challenge as part of an effort to investigate the intersection of art, community, and end of life.
Our purpose as a nonprofit organization is to host a public conversation that transforms our approach to life. Reimagine is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we create weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance. We envision a world in which we are all able to reflect on why we’re here, prepare for a time when we won’t be, and live fully right up until the end. Reimagine was initially prototyped in 2016, inspired by OpenIDEO’s End of Life Challenge as part of an effort to investigate the intersection of art, community, and end of life.

Upcoming Reimagine events

Reimagine: Life, Loss, & Love

Reimagine's Art Responders Series: Whitmer Thomas

Comedian Whitmer Thomas holds a live blues memorial service and poetry reading as a way to share our collective grief, as part of Reimagine's Art Responders Series.
Wed. July 29
Zoom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free

Dose of Togetherness with Kate Manser

Join "You Might Die Tomorrow's" Founder, Kate Manser, for a a guided meditation to see your life from the profound and clear perspective of being at the end of it. Session ends with breakout groups.
Mon. July 13
Zoom
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Free

Reimagine's Art Responders Series featuring Fariha Róisín

Fariha Róisín's work exists at the intersections of her identity as a queer, Muslim, South Asian woman interested in spirituality, race and pop culture. She'll join us on Art Responders.
Wed. July 22
Zoom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free

Holding Space with Claire Bidwell Smith & Sukey Forbes

Join best-selling authors, Claire Bidwell Smith and Sukey Forbes, in an exploration about our collective grief and anxiety.
Thu. July 09
Zoom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Free

Reimagine's Art Responders Series: Emily Wells

"As a queer kid raised in the south and the midwest by a music minister and a preacher's daughter I am interested in the reclamation of themes and ideas that have often been used to constrain me.”
Wed. July 15
Zoom
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Free

Dose of Togetherness with Peggy Maguire

Join Peggy Maguire, President of Cambia Health Foundation, for for a conversation about the inequities exposed by Covid-19 and how we can act individually and collectively to change the status quo.
Wed. July 08
Zoom
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Free

Reimagine's Art Responders Series: Brooklyn Raga Massive

Hailed by the New Yorker as "Leaders of the Raga Renaissance," we'll be joined on Art Responders this week by Brooklyn Raga Massive (BRM).
Wed. July 08
Zoom
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Free

Together on the 9th: A Virtual Candlelight Vigil

July 9th marks the 6-month anniversary of COVID-19 and the 1-month anniversary of George Floyd's funeral. Please bring a candle and invite any friends or loved ones who would like to honor those lost.
Thu. July 09
Zoom
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Free

Reimagine's Art Responders Series: Mandolin Orange

Join us for an intimate live performance and conversation with breathtaking folk duo Mandolin Orange, part of Reimagine's Art Responders series.
Wed. August 19
Zoom
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM
Free

Fireside Chat with Dr. Ira Byock & StoryCorps' David Isay

Join master storytellers Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, and Dr. Ira Byock, founder of the Institute for Human Caring, in exploring how stories build human connection during a global health crisis.
Mon. July 20
Zoom
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Free

Previous Reimagine events

Virtual Studio Visit: Pia Interlandi [Re]Dressing Death

July 03, 2020

Morbid Cities: Coping with Climate Change in NYC and Venice

July 01, 2020

Virtual Studio Visit: Mark Mitchell's ReImagined Burial

July 03, 2020

Grieving the world we lost? The Black Experience of COVID-19

July 01, 2020

Dose of Togetherness with Kelsey Crowe

June 29, 2020

Holding Space with Claire Bidwell Smith & Being Here, Human

July 02, 2020

Transforming Anger Into Mindful Action

June 16, 2020

Resiliency Moments: Art & Healthcare During a Time of Crisis

July 02, 2020

Reimagine's Art Responders Series: Baratunde Thurston

June 24, 2020

Reimagine's Art Responders Series: Lakecia Benjamin

July 01, 2020

Dose of Togetherness: Death & Dying in the Black Community

June 19, 2020

Dose of Togetherness with David Kessler

June 15, 2020

Reimagine's Art Responders Series: Treya Lam

June 17, 2020

Dose of Togetherness with Tara Rynders

June 22, 2020

Holding Space with Claire Bidwell Smith and Karin Luise

June 18, 2020

Holding Space with Claire Bidwell Smith and Corey Kennard

June 11, 2020

Dose of Togetherness with Tom Almeida and Margaret Beim

June 08, 2020

Dose of Togetherness: Shared Narratives of Healing

June 05, 2020

Together on the 9th: A Virtual Candlelight Vigil

June 09, 2020

Dose of Togetherness with Tim Chang and Peace Inside

June 01, 2020

Holding Steady with Claire Bidwell Smith and Sunita Puri

June 04, 2020

Dose of Togetherness with Yoko Sen & Rick Hanson

May 27, 2020

Holding Each Other Tight

June 09, 2020

Holding Steady with Claire Bidwell Smith and Dr. Ira Byock

May 28, 2020

Dose of Togetherness: Brad Wolfe in Conversation w/ His Dad

May 18, 2020

Holding Space with Claire Bidwell Smith and Tembi Locke

May 21, 2020

Soil Delivery Project

June 25, 2020

Soil Delivery Project

June 18, 2020

Soil Delivery Project

June 11, 2020

Wednesday's Dose of Togetherness: Tapping into Inner Wisdom

May 06, 2020

Soil Delivery Project

June 04, 2020

Dose of Togetherness with Coby Kozlowski

May 13, 2020

Diving into the Depths with Dr. Larry Brilliant

May 12, 2020

Reimagine Opening: Virtual Vigil w/ Jack Kornfield + Guests

May 09, 2020

Monday's Dose of Togetherness: Reflections on What Matters Most with StoryCorps

May 11, 2020

Dose of Togetherness: Every Ending Is Also a Beginning: Reframing Your Story of Loss with Hope Edelman

May 08, 2020

Dose of Togetherness: Finding Connection when No One Has the Energy to Spare with Megan Devine

May 04, 2020

Wednesday's Dose of Togetherness: Care of the Soul within Times of Pandemic with Katy Butler

April 29, 2020

Monday's Dose of Togetherness: Connection with Reimagine's Teresa Yung

April 27, 2020

Friday's Dose of Togetherness: Finding Awe with Stacy Bare and Gratitude with Belinda Liu

April 24, 2020

Monday's Dose of Togetherness: Calming Conversations: Lessons from a Dandelion with Teresa Yung & Dr. Dawn Gross

April 20, 2020

Wednesday's Dose of Togetherness: The Art of Embracing the Unknown with Alua Arthur

April 22, 2020

Friday's Dose of Togetherness: "How can I help?" with Dina Kaplan and Mara Holt Skov

April 17, 2020

Wednesday's Dose of Togetherness: "So that's what Leonard meant" with Rabbi Sydney Mintz

April 15, 2020

Monday's Dose of Togetherness: Reimagining Ritual and an Argument for Radical Gentleness with Michael Hebb

April 13, 2020

Friday’s Dose of Togetherness: Mindfulness w/ Rick Hanson

April 10, 2020

Together on the 9th: A Virtual Candlelight Vigil with Jack Kornfield

May 09, 2020

Together on April 9th: A Virtual Vigil

April 09, 2020

Wednesday's Dose of Togetherness with Mirabai Bush and Golbie Kamarei

April 08, 2020

Monday's Dose of Togetherness: Gaining Perspective on Negative Events with Eve Ekman and Emiliana Simon-Thomas

April 06, 2020

Friday's Dose of Togetherness: What Matters Most with Pastor Corey Kennard and Dr. Jessica Zitter

April 03, 2020

Wednesday's Dose of Togetherness: Facing Uncertainty with Frank Ostaseski

April 01, 2020

Monday's Dose of Togetherness: Common Humanity with Eve Ekman and Emiliana Simon-Thomas

March 30, 2020

Friday's Dose of Togetherness: Grounding with Dina Kaplan and Shakiyla Smith

March 27, 2020

REGISTRATION FULL - Wednesday's Dose of Togetherness: Mindfulness w/ Rick Hanson

March 25, 2020

Daily Dose of Togetherness: Gratitude w/ Eve Ekman and Emiliana Simon-Thomas

March 23, 2020
Everywhere,

Daily Dose of Togetherness: Prototype w/ Jeannie Blaustein and Teresa Yung

March 20, 2020