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Lab Life: Super City

27th May 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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You’re invited to…Lab Life: Super City 

What might a city of the future look like? How might we live and move around it? How would you animate it with people? Join Sculptor Jim Bond, wire artist Helaina Sharpley and Maker extraordinaire Samantha Bryan as we start to create Super City, a collaborative and interactive cityscape which will come alive at the Imagination Lab over the next few months. Super City is the iOi’s first cultural residency, which will form a permanent exhibit at Imagination Lab for future visitors to evolve.

What can I expect at Lab Life: Super City 

At Lab Life: Future Me, you’ll be the first to start imagining Super City – planning, drawing and constructing the foundations of a mini-city in the Lab using wire, clay and mesh. Get the city moving by creating its first futuristic transport – it’s your city and anything goes!

Children can get hands-on at a number of activity stations in the Imagination Lab:

  • Drawing and designing using existing buildings and architecture as inspiration
  • Constructing using wires and pliers to start to bring the beginnings of the city to life
  • Using simple coding with BBC microbits to experiemnt with how code changes the lights in the city and makes things move
  • Combining wire and other materials to design and build vehicles for the city
  • Start to build the people that will live in the city!

When is Lab Life: Super City?

This is a drop-in session between 1:00-4:00pm on Sunday 27 May. You can attend the whole session or you can join us for part of the session. To make the most of the activities, we recommend that you join us for the whole thing!

Who is Lab Life: Super City for and how much does it cost?

This event is suitable for children aged 5-12 years old and their parents/ carers. Tickets are £5 for children and adults are free, as the focus on this workshop will be on children working collaboratively together. All children must be accompanied by an adult and you must register how many adults are in the group.


27th May 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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