What will St Albans look like in 2069?

April 21st 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
What will St Albans look like in 2069?

This Easter holidays the Hertfordshire Association of Architects and St Albans Museum + Gallery have been asking everyone to help create the St Albans of the future! Until Monday 22nd April 2019 from 11 am until 4 pm at St Albans Museum & Gallery, Market Place, St Peter's Street, St Albans, AL3 5DJ people have been invited to use their imagination and LEGO building skills to predict how the city will look in 50 years. 

People have been building futuristic buildings and spaces fit for how they think the residents of St Albans will live in 2069. If you have missed playing a part in building this don’t miss your chance to see what has been made.  It is an interesting collection of ideas generated by the young people of the city. It sits alongside other exhibition working with the St Albans and Harpenden communities. 

The Surprise Me exhibition displayed in the Old Waiting Room Gallery explores the design ideas and heritage context behind some of the toys and games in St Albans Museums’ collection. It has been great to see that the students from the Design and Crafts programme at the University of Hertfordshire have worked together with the staff and many local volunteers at the museum to look closely at these toys and discover how they might be designed today in our complex and difficult world. The displays in the Surprise Me exhibition have been curated by the students.

It is fantastic to have such forward-thinking, modern museum in St Albans.  

This exhibition is part of The Us in Museum, a wider project looking at how craft and design students can use museum and archive collections. There are lots of opportunities to get involved with your St Albans and Harpenden communities if you are interested in picking them up. By getting involved perhaps you can play a part in what will St Albans look like in 2069.