Echo Youth Family Drop In

Tue 19 Feb & Thu 21 Feb 2019
Tue 10.00-13.00, Thu 11.00-14.00
Free with exhibition entry

This activity is for families with accompanied children age 6+. 

Exhibition entry - £14.00 / £11.00 concessions, Under 12s free

Spaces allocated on a first come first served basis, spaces are limited.

Embankment Galleries

Drop-in activity for families to test an app inspired by Snoopy and create analogue protest placards. 

Drop in to experience Echo Youth, an artwork in the form of an app, created by Matthew Plummer Fernandez. The app incorporates children’s messages about positive environmental change through placards which can be placed in augmented reality to produce an instant, virtual protest.

Inspired by the Snoopy for President movement in the 1960s where young people adopted Snoopy as their preferential presidential candidate, Plummer Fernandez created Echo Youth as a platform to amplify young voices.

Participants will have the opportunity to test the Echo Youth app within the gallery space, and can create new placards for inclusion within future versions of the artwork.

This activity is for families with accompanied children aged 6+.

First come first served, subject to capacity, free with exhibition entry.

© Somerset House

Matthew Plummer Fernandez is a British/Colombian artist that creates sculpture, software, online interventions, and installations. His work explores the relationship between society, technology and automation. Matthew is currently based in Somerset House Studios, home to more than 80 contemporary artists, makers and thinkers.