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WORLD-BUILDING

Inspired by global expertise in the climatic, technological and social conditions of the next thirty years, 120 people from communities across Wales came together to imagine life in 2052. This process of ‘world-building’ was led by production designer, Alex McDowell, known for films such as Minority Report, and Experimental Design Studio. The world-builders were recruited and supported by five community partners - Cell B in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Citizens Cymru, Disability Arts Cymru (DAC), Ethnic
Minorities Youth Support Team (EYST) and Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Trust. 

From a six-week process, the world-builders created a 'story resource' - Cymru in 2052 which was then used
 by designers, writers and  the creative studio, Peter&Paul, in the making of the 2052 world of GALWAD. The world-builders continued to be involved in the production of GALWAD - writing and recording many of the 2052 voices for the finale and forming the community cast for live performance. 

A composite image showing the participants of all ages and backgrounds.
A composite image showing the participants of all ages and backgrounds.

Some of our world-builders. Photo by Mo Hassan.

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A woman speaking at a round-table discussion....
A woman speaking at a round-table discussion....

World builder in Merthyr Tydfil. Photo by Mo Hassan.

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An old man with a white beard standing up to speak to a group of people.
An old man with a white beard standing up to speak to a group of people.

World-builder in Merthyr Tydfil. Photo by Mo Hassan.

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A composite image showing the participants of all ages and backgrounds.
A composite image showing the participants of all ages and backgrounds.

Some of our world-builders. Photo by Mo Hassan.

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MEET THE WORLD-BUILDERS

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