Eureka! Mersey is being developed through a cutting edge approach to co-creation with local children and young people. It is essential that we listen to, collaborate with and inspire our new audiences and, in order to do this, we have placed co-creation at the heart of our project.
Our approach is building on the well-established and successful methodology developed by Eureka! over many years to ensure that children and young people have a real voice in shaping what we create for them. Every gallery developed for Eureka! in Halifax benefits from the input and opinions of children.
So far, more than 120 young people have been involved in designing exhibition content for Eureka! Mersey working in partnership with key local industry partners including Ørsted, Unilever, Sci-tech Daresbury and Arup, as well as Liverpool John Moores University.
Real Studios and members of the Eureka! team meet regularly to explore interpretive approaches, storylines and exhibits for Eureka! Mersey in response to the ideas and suggestions generated by children and young people through the co-creation process. Outline ideas are further developed and put back in front of our co-creators for further discussion and input.