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Cost: £3.50 per child (accompanying adults free)

Create amazing Augmented Reality sculptures with artists and designers Studio Above&Below.

Suitable for ages 8-13. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Using the landscape of Hockley as a starting point, children will hunt for found objects to use in the creation of digital sculptures.

Through storytelling, experimentation and mind-mapping, the sculptures will be transformed into Augmented Reality and placed around Broadway and Broad Street as an invisible sculpture trail. During this four-hour long workshop, children will be introduced to different types of Augmented Reality technologies, as well as basic skills in 3D software modelling, storytelling and collaboration.

The workshop will be led by Broadway’s Near Now Fellows Perry-James Sugden and Daria Jelonek of Studio Above&Below.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England and with thanks to Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity.


About Above&Below

Above&Below is a London-based artist duo founded by media artists Daria Jelonek and Perry-James Sugden in November 2017, after graduating from the Royal College of Art. Their collaborative practice focuses on interactive and speculative projects, based on hands-on research at the intersection of art, technology and our environment. The artists aim to wire unseen connections together to create new experiences which they believe can change human behaviours for better interactions with our environment. The collective's practice is known to push the boundaries of how emerging technologies are used by the industry; this is why the artist duo is not only using interactive technologies for creative uses, but also to research and reveal their potential for new interactions between human, machine and society.

Through Broadway’s Near Now Fellowship, Above&Below are using augmented reality technologies and live data in physical and digital experiments that give our environment a voice to teach us about its needs.


Image: Finding A New Terrain by Studio Above&Below


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