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Build Your Own City with urbacraft

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When: Saturday 16 May, 2015 11:00 a.m. - Saturday 16 May, 2015 02:00 p.m.
Venue: 1971 - Design Space, The Flag Island Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Fees: 50 AED

Family workshop by urbacraft The City Crafting System™

Age Range: 7 – 15 years (if you’re under 14, bring your favorite adult with you!)

Capacity: 8 (excluding adults)

NOTE: BRING SOME DIGITAL PHOTOS OF ANY SPACE(S) INSIDE YOUR HOUSE OR BUILDING, AND OF ITS EXTERIOR

QUESTIONS? WRITE TO build@urbacraft.com

Come build your city with urbacraft! It’s a new educational toy for all ages, designed specifically to create and learn about cities. It’s a building set with the hackability of digital games and the physicality of traditional toys.

During the workshop you will become an urban designer for the day, starting by making your own room, then your house, growing to the scale of the street, and the city.

You will learn how neighbourhoods are made of living cells, and about your role in making your city come to life.

With urbacraft, you build structures with plastic bits, then add to them façades representing different architectures and styles, kits of street furniture and lights, trees and landscaping, toy cars and people and stories and anything you want to bring them to life. You can even make your own pieces!

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Husband and wife team Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion are theco-founders of urbacraft City Crafting System a toy startup created in 2014 in Beirut. Twitter/instagram: @urbacraft

Ayssar is an urbatect, writer, and design entrepreneur. He runs URBATECTURE urban design thinkingfrom Beirut and London, consulting on culture, education, urbanism and design. His research focuses on the dialogue between popular culture, scientific paradigms, and city making, first introduced in his book Quantum City. Twitter: @ayssar

Sabine is a PhD candidate in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College in London and a lecturer in the Masters of Curating and Art Criticism at USJ Beirut. Previously director of the Arts Department at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Relations Officer at Le CENTQUATRE/Paris, and Education and Learning Programmes Officer at the Centre Pompidou/Paris.

-  http://urbacraft.com - http://instagram.com/urbacraft
-  http://twitter.com/urbacraft - http://facebook.com/urbacraft

 

To register please contact Maraya Art Centre on +971 6 556 6555 or by email at rsvp@maraya.ae