K8 Children’s Symposium

photo by Orion Zuyderhoff-Gray

Design minds workshop. Photo by Orion Zuyderhoff-Gray.

Imagine a child’s perspective of Brisbane in the year 2036…

As part of QPAC’s Out of the Box festival, K8 Children’s Symposium offers eight-year-old children and their teachers, the opportunity to develop new ways of thinking, build creative expertise, and travel pathways to innovation and problem solving.

The symposium is both a professional development opportunity for teachers and a learning opportunity for students, exploring the realm of urban design and honing skills as active municipal voices in civil design.

Based on Asia Pacific Design Library’s Design Minds model, participating teachers and students will be guided by experienced workshop facilitators and professional design experts to create a model of a new Brisbane.

The K8 Children’s program will be facilitated by 2009 Cooper-Hewitt Fellow Les Hooper while the teacher professional development program will be designed and led by  2015 Cooper-Hewitt Fellow, Dawn Boland.

More information on K8 facilitators and mentors.

When: Thu 23 and Fri 24 June

TIme: Day 1 8.30am to 3pm; Day 2 9am to 4pm

Where: The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Cost: $250 (registration for one teacher and up to ten Year 3 students. Price of the ticket includes morning tea and lunch on both days)


*Adapted from initiatives of Kelvin Grove State College and Asia Pacific Design Library.