Hato & Childwall Academy: Hello Future Me

“There are messages on the bus for the future citizens of Liverpool”

Designed by Year 7 pupils from Childwall Sports & Science Academy, in collaboration with artists and designers Hato, Hello Future Me contains coded messages to the future citizens of Liverpool, spelled out in an alphabet of newly invented symbols that draw inspiration from imagined futures. It pays homage to the tradition of sending messages into outer space, in the hope that extra-terrestrial beings will be able to understand more about human civilisation. 

Hello Future Me, or Space Bus, is one of three functioning double-deckers that have been transformed by artists and children in a major new commission by Liverpool Biennial and Arriva North West. The buses can be seen driving on routes through the city centre, South Liverpool, North Liverpool and the Wirral.

Film by Carl Davies, FACT Video Production Services