We are working with partners across the city region to create an innovative, interactive Education and Visitor Centre which will inform, inspire and motivate people to help create a better future.
As well as a front-facing creative and playful space where people can explore the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can be part of them, schools and visitors can book onto a tour and journey through a series of scenarios. These interactive and immersive experiences will challenge our understanding of poverty, inequality and climate issues, encouraging creativity, collaboration and problem solving, and inspiring action.
These could include:
an underwater dome to see the wonder of the sea and the impacts of plastic pollution;
a fashion scenario where visitors are challenged to create a garment that protects people and planet;
a Refugee camp, where visitors hear stories from refugees who have settled in Bristol, what they have experienced and what they bring to the city;
a sustainable city scape where different challenges need to be solved as time passes to 2030.
"I think this is an incredible idea to get people involved in trying to help our planet and achieve these seventeen goals" (Ruby aged 12, Bristol Free School)
The Centre will also showcase innovations and actions taken locally and globally, from mass tree planting in Ethiopia to a local girl who started a campaign to stop FGM. These good news stories are rarely covered in the mainstream media but are an important part of motivating people to be part of a movement for change, bringing hope and inspiration and challenging stereotypes about the Global South.
This project is part of Bristol’s One City Plan to deliver the SDGs. We are working with partners across the city region to include a wide range of local diverse voices in the creation of the Centre and amplifying the wonderful work taking place in local communities.