Teen Start-Up: City Building Challenge 21-24 April 2020

 This fascinating immersion in the field of placemaking, invites teens to explore the places they live in and challenges them to come up with ideas to make our communities more liveable and our public spaces more vibrant.

Whether they prefer to design in Minecraft, on paper or by building elaborate models, websites or apps; students will apply their design skills to solve real-world problems we are currently facing with a special focus on 'Staying Connected'.

Spark your child’s curiosity these April school holidays with Teen Start-Up. Daily challenges, interesting factoids and handy resources are provided to get them thinking and designing. Sit back and be amazed at what your child(ren) creates!

How does it work?

Step 1: Register to take part – perfect for kids aged 11 to 14 years
.Step 2: Teens can work on their own or collaborate with their friends or siblings on platforms like Minecraft. 
Step 3: A new design challenge will be emailed to you each day for 4 days between the 21st and 24th April.
Step 4: Each challenge will grapple with the problem of staying connected in the current environment. Teens will be asked to rethink the design of our neighbourhoods and cities and come up with solutions for the day’s challenge.
Step 5: Each challenge will build on the one completed the day before
Step 6: At the end of the week we will invite participants to share their ideas – send us a picture and tell us what you came up with.

Your child’s imaginary city can be built using Lego, Minecraft, made with cardboard boxes, with pen and paper or anything else around the house. Along with each challenge will be a list of useful resources to spark ideas as well as some games and activities for when they need a brain break.

Cost: Free
Register: via Eventbrite


Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 April 2020

A virtual event


What do you need?

Kids can use things around the house as part of their designs, such as cardboard boxes, craft items, paper and pens. Alternatively, they can design using programs such as Minecraft

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Getting young people excited 
about innovation, creativity and problem solving.

Get in Touch

Lighthouse Business Innovation Centre

A17/9 Beaconsfield St,
Fyshwick ACT 2609

T+61 2 6163 8300

F+61 2 6163 8399