Design as alien — kids workshop

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What do non-humans, animals, plants, and microbes experience in our human-designed world? What does the world look like from a different eye? Designer Yi-Fei Chen devised a workshop that tilts our human perspective. This afternoon at OBA, we are going to apply design guidance to facilitate participants to think outside and in other boxes, as non-human ‘aliens’.

The level is mild and especially for kids (8 – 12) and families. There will be an intro about eel, a drawing section and a game. In short: it will be a fun, unique and educative way to learn about designing for other life forms.

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The Embassy of the North Sea listens to the voices of the North Sea. In Amsterdam we listen to the eel by researching the question how non-human stakes can be represented in public space.

In the Oosterdok we are working on an eel park, a place where humans and the underwater world can meet. From 1 to 31 October 2022, the OBA Oosterdok will host a programme about the dialogue with the underworld with videos, workshops, art and film.

Thanks to: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunsten & Brave New Works

Info & Tickets


— Saturday October 8 2022 , 2 – 4 pm 2022

Location: Junior lab OBA BG, Oosterdokskade 143 Amsterdam

Age: 8-12 years

Entrance: 5,00 euros