Primary school pupils are imagining life in Hull 80 years from now as part of a major science fiction project for City of Culture 2017.
Internationally renowned artists Blast Theory are leading a workshop on today at C4DI with Year 5 pupils from five schools in the city: Cleeve, Christopher Pickering, Dorchester, Thoresby, Sutton Park and Alderman Cogan.
The results of the session will help create the foundation of 2097: We Made Ourselves Over, a new co-commission by Hull UK City of Culture and Aarhus European Capital of Culture.
Blast Theory have already kicked off 2097 by interviewing 'future experts' - specialists in the study of climate change, technology, community and economics - to explore the possible opportunities and challenges the future might hold for Hull. They are also hosting workshops with over 60s and young people aged 18-24 at C4DI tomorrow and Saturday.
Ideas from all sessions will then be used by Blast Theory as starting points for transforming familiar neighbourhoods around the city into extraordinary science fiction landscapes for a series of exciting events in 2017.