Welcome to 2097

It’s 2097 and the days of upheaval are over. A new resilience has taken hold.

Three young girls must make a decision which will affect their entire city, as well as members of their own families. The future of the city relies on their ability to embrace the unknown, face the future and act.

2097: We Made Ourselves Over takes you on a journey to the cusp of the next century. Come into a world where consciousness is transferred from the dead to the living. See molecular harvesters destroy cities and rebuild them.

In five short science fiction films – each accompanied by an interactive film for smartphones – and through live events across both Hull and Aarhus, 2097: We Made Ourselves Over explores the belief that everyone has the power to act and influence the future – uncovering the unnerving and exhilarating idea that anything is possible.

Step into the future here…

Watch Online

Five films. Five interactive episodes.

Released online and on mobile.

Set 80 years into the future, the five films follow the story of three young girls – rulers of the future city – who make a decision to embrace the unknown. A new film and companion interactive episode will be released online each week in October.

Watch online or get exclusive access to all five films before anyone else
at pop-up screenings around Hull.

Or download the 2097 app for smartphones to have the chance to talk to the future rulers of the city
and tell them your hopes for 2097.

Download the 2097 app

To begin watching all the films and to play the five interactive episodes.

Live in Hull

Screenings and events throughout October.

Every Weekend.

Every Saturday and Sunday in October, Hull will host pop-up screenings in neighbourhoods all across the city for five astonishing science fiction films shot on location in Hull and Aarhus.

And every weekend, a lucky few will be brought face to face with 2097; taking an unforgettable ride into the future. Come to a screening and speak to a Hull 2017 volunteer to find out how to meet them.

See listings and get screening alerts below

And throughout the month.

Dial 50 2097 from any phone box throughout October
for your chance to speak to Hessa, one of the future rulers of the city.

Or download the free 2097 app

Screening Locations

Oct 1st Sun
Northpoint Shopping Centre/ Roborough Cl., Bransholme 13:00 – 18:00
Oct 7th Sat
Outside Hull Fair, Anlaby Road 15:00 – 22:00
Oct 8th Sun
Hedon Market Place, Hedon 12:00 – 13:00
The Freedom Centre, Preston Road 14:00 – 16:00
Papa’s Fish and Chips, Bilton 17:00 – 18:00
Oct 14th Sat
The Square, Hessle, Hessle 12:00 – 14:00
Pickering Park
(Audio Described)
15:00 – 16:00
Cottingham Post Office 17:00 – 18:00
Oct 15th Sun
Anlaby Park Library 12:00 – 14:00
County Road South, Derringham 15:00 – 16:00
Lord Nelson Pub, Orchard Park 16:00 – 18:00
Oct 21st Sat
Pearson Park 12:00 – 13:00
Humber street, Fruit Market 14:00 – 18:00
Oct 22nd Sun
Oak Road Playing Field 12:00 – 13:00
East Park 14:00 – 18:00
Oct 28th Sat
City Centre, King Edward Square 11:00 – 18:00
Oct 29th Sun
City Centre, King Edward Square
(Wheelchair accessible)
11:00 – 18:00


Get alerts!

See the map for screening locations.
And sign up for email and SMS alerts as screening times and details are revealed.

Add your mobile for SMS alerts for events across the city.

Live in Aarhus

Monday October 30th – Sunday November 5th

Start times every 15 minutes from 18.30 each day.

Immerse yourself in a world at the turn of the next century.

2097: We Made Ourselves Over, Live in Aarhus blends audio, installation and interactive experiences, allowing you to explore your vision of the city and your role in shaping its future.

Book your place on a unique 90 minute journey into the future. As scenes, sounds and fragments from the past shift and dissolve in front of your eyes, you’re invited to reimagine your city and witness a world 80 years from now.

Click below for more details, our FAQ and to book tickets.

Find Out More

2097: We Made Ourselves Over is the culmination of a year long project inviting residents and future experts from Aarhus, Hull and beyond to describe their hopes for the coming century.

Find out more about the ideas behind the future world and the making of the project here.



Find out future predictions and have your say.

We interviewed with people from Aarhus and Hull – from school children to experts on sea-level rise, smart cities and community activism.

Each month we’re releasing a new interview on our YouTube channel, concentrating on a different theme each time. Do you agree with what they have to say about the future of your city?


The rise of artificial intelligence: all in the mind?

The rise of artificial intelligence: all in the mind?

Margaret tells me that she will be away this summer – making her annual trip to a remote Pacific island – out of touch from phones and email. Now over 80 years old and a Research Professor of Cognitive Science at the Department of Informatics at The University of Sussex, Margaret Boden isn’t how you’d picture an…

Adapting to flood risk in a changing climate

Adapting to flood risk in a changing climate

University Professor Dr. Chris Skinner forecasts the floods of tomorrow. His work at the University of Hull looks at the conditions which cause flash floods, and since 2014, he’s run SeriousGeoGames – a project which uses virtual reality and gamification to let people understand flooding and the complex decisions which go into protecting against them.…

What’s next for a sustainable economy?

What’s next for a sustainable economy?

Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris Agreement this month could be the most harmful decision to the future of our planet, ever. His intention to resurrect the United State’s old industries of mining and coal has brought widespread condemnation from business leaders and oil giants alike. Facebook’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said that the withdrawal…

Grassroots Utopias and how to build them

Grassroots Utopias and how to build them

“The streets are twenty feet broad; there lie gardens behind all their houses… Their doors have all two leaves, which, as they are easily opened, so they shut of their own accord; and, there being no property among them, every man may freely enter into any house whatsoever.” Thomas More, Utopia, first published in 1516…

What does 2097 look like?

What does 2097 look like?

What does 2097 look like? Take a look at some of the images scriptwriter Matt has been drawing inspiration from to create the world of the five sci-fi films. Can you imagine these buildings, objects and people being part of your city in 80 years time? Objects Thinking about what ceremonial objects may look like 80…

Casting Call

Casting Call

Want to star in a series of sci-fi shorts? Are you an actor and up for a new challenge? The search is on for two older Danish actors as a casting call launches for major roles in a series of short sci-fi films being shot in the city. The sci-fi films are part of the…

How can technology rebuild trust and create social value?

How can technology rebuild trust and create social value?

We’re sitting around the table and someone asks: ‘Do Facebook friends really count as friends?’ For everyone at the table – a group of over 60’s from around Hull – the consensus is that communities depend on something inherent in meeting people in person: on finding ways for people to participate, to contribute and to trust one another.…

What if we turn the world into data?

What if we turn the world into data?

Our taxi-driver, Mr Chang, pointed out the car window: “That city will be finished in about five years time” Amid vast stretches of reclaimed land rows of cranes punctuate a sea of giant new apartment buildings. This is Songdo – a new ‘smart’ city being built from the ground up in South Korea. Now that more than half…

How do communities change the future?

How do communities change the future?

At the back of a courtyard, along a narrow street busy with cyclists in Aarhus is a room with high ceilings and a long wooden dinner table. When I first arrived the room was busy with people. A group of about twenty getting ready to sit down for lunch together. This is Sager Der Samler,…

What does the future hold?

What does the future hold?

Where to start with predicting 80 years in to the future? Who to ask? We took a leap and decided to start back in 14th century Italy. According to Kathleen Robinson of East Yorkshire Tarot, this is where the cards used in present day tarot readings were first established. Originally used for games and entertainment, tarot cards…

Welcome To The Future

Welcome To The Future

Breathing in, you might think that the air is the same but it’s not. The tide covers the eaves of the Old Town. Lights twinkle on the moon. This city is on the cusp of a new century. Over the past 80 years, its map has been redrawn: the tidal arrays have been grown out…

2097 is an ambitious international collaboration bringing together

Aarhus European Capital of Culture 2017 and Hull UK City of Culture 2017

in association with

Aarhus 2017Hull 2017

Arts Council England