Australian Design Centre, in partnership with WORKSHOPPED 16, is holding two Design Emergency workshops on Saturday 6 and 13 August at SupaCenta, Moore Park.

Children aged 8-12 years old are invited to join the Design Emergency workshops that use design thinking skills to solve problems, make prototypes and present back their big ideas. The sessions will include guest designers from WORKSHOPPED 16, who will be working with the smalls groups, to share their creative knowledge and experience during the Design Emergency process. Anna Freeman and Ricardo Lima from Velce will be guests on 6 August, and furniture and lighting designer Tom Fereday on 13 August.

WORKSHOPPED is an annual exhibition for new and established designer work – products, furniture and lighting. Now in its 16th year, WORKSHOPPED plays a key role in supporting and promoting Australian design and designers.

Design Emergency is a workshop program that introduces children to design, and design thinking skills. It helps them understand the way designers work and equips them with the same tools to help them improve the lives of their family, school and wider community.

Design Emergency demonstrates how design can effect positive change in the world. By equipping children with creative problem solving skills, giving them confidence to take risks and enabling them to seize opportunities that draw on their extraordinary capabilities for innovation.

Get the kids involved in a Design Emergency workshop while you enjoy the WORKSHOPPED 16 exhibition.

General information:
Session: 2.5hrs with 15 minute break.
Bring: Water and snacks.
All materials supplied.
Location: Level 1, SupaCenta Moore Park - S Dowling St & Todman Avenues, Kensington, NSW 2033

Design Emergency @ WORKSHOPPED – special guests Anna Freeman and Ricardo Lima from Velce
Saturday 6 August, 2 - 4.30pm
Cost: $20

Design Emergency @ WORKSHOPPED - special guest designer Tom Fereday
Saturday 13 August, 2 - 4.30pm
Cost: $20

Image: Design Emergency: Playtime, Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design, Cairns Regional Gallery, 2015

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