Model City was an immersive audio installation that took over King Edward Street for half term in February 2020. In this original soundscape by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones, the Children of Hull took listeners and passers-by to alternate realities.
The installation ran daily from 14-23 February 2020 from 10am until 6pm and was designed as an immersive experience that shoppers and passers-by could stumble across as they went about their day in the city centre – or they could take a seat and lose themselves in the city’s children’s visions of the future. Ranging from high energy moments through to contemplative sections that were more observational of life on the busy street, the piece offered a different experience depending on the time of day.
In addition to the installation, the Model City pop-up space was open daily from Saturday 1 February – Sunday 23 February from 10am – 6pm at 23 King Edward Street. This space was designed and curated by RESOLVE Collective, working with and supported by our fantastic volunteers. In the space people were able to learn more about the creation process, take part in free family activities and have a say on what would make the perfect Model City.
Model City by Dan Jones, commissioned and produced by Absolutely Cultured. Engagement delivered by RESOLVE Collective, with content created by the children of Hull. The project received funding from NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group.
Dr Dan Roper, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group Chair said: “We as a CCG think it is of upmost importance that children and young people are encouraged to be creative, experience arts and culture and learn about people working in a wide variety of job roles and living a wide variety of lives. It develops their appreciation and understanding of the world they live in and the people who inhabit it. One of our focuses as an organisation is around the next generation, whilst we look to support and educate children and young people around healthy lifestyles, we also want to inspire children and young people throughout their lives, so they can go on to lead healthy and happy lives as adults .”
Model City is a pilot project of Generation Hull, a city-wide initiative that focusses on providing access to high quality arts and culture opportunities for children and young people.
With thanks to Hull Culture and Leisure and Library Services for providing the workshop space.
With thanks to our funding partners:
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