We Made Ourselves Over
The future is coming.
to answer the call.
On October 1st
Every phone box in the city
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…
Released online and on mobile.
October 1st sees the launch of the first of five astonishing science fiction films
shot on location in Hull and in Aarhus.
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.
Alongside each film, a companion interactive episode for smartphones gives you the chance to talk to the future rulers of the city and tell them your hopes for 2097.
Download the 2097 interactive app to watch all the films and play the five interactive episodes.
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Across the city, a chorus begins.
At exactly 2pm on October 1st, every single phone box in Hull will ring in unison.
At the end of the line, a voice from 80 years in the future asks for your help. Go to your phone box and pick up the call on October 1st to be the first to step into an unforgettable journey to 2097. This is your chance to decide where we go from here.
The countdown has begun…
Screenings and face to face encounters.
2097 is coming to the streets of Hull this October.
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 a ride of discovery: to reflect on their hopes for the future and their vision for the city.
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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.
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?
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…
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.…
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…
“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…
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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…
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.…
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…
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,…
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…
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…