The broadcaster, best known for his series A House Through Time, is one of thousands attending next year’s festivities.
The event, dubbed the Festival of Brexit when it was first announced in 2018 by then-Prime Minister Theresa May, features a range of free, large-scale events and digital experiences.
Called Unboxed: Creativity in the UK it includes a North Sea offshore platform being transformed into an immersive public art installation at Weston-super-Mare, a scale model of the solar system created in a sculpture trail in Cambridge, and a giant The garden is being built. in Birmingham.
Olusoga’s project, called StoryTrails, will use state-of-the-art technology from Niantic, the makers of Pokémon Go, to help tell the stories of 15 towns and cities across the UK before ending in September in Lambeth and Lewisham.
Martin Greene, Chief Creative Officer of Events, said: “Hundreds of creatives from science, technology, engineering, arts and math are creating extraordinary once-in-a-lifetime events and online experiences for millions of people in the UK’s largest and most ambitious public creative event. are up to date.
“Unboxed represents an unprecedented and timely opportunity for people in the UK and beyond to come together and participate in awe-inspiring projects to explore who we are and the ideas that will define our future.”