Youth Programming

More than a design fair, IDS Vancouver is comprised of community-minded week-long programming that aims to foster design-thinking inclusively in people of all ages, pursuits, genders and ethnicities. For 2018, we’re proud to launch our accessibly-priced Youth Programming with two separate full-day workshops catered to two different age groups (8 to 12 and 11 to 14). Starting with this new initiative, we are proud to empower and unleash children’s creativity to support the broadening of our region’s overall design vocabulary and appreciation.

Sign up quick! For our inaugural year, space is limited to just 40 registrants per workshop.


Hip Hop Architecture Workshop

Saturday, September  22 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM) | Level 100  Seminar Room | $20

Led by the Hip Hop Architect and IDS Vancouver keynote speaker Michael Ford, the Hip Hop Architecture Workshop is a full-day immersive session for children aged 11 to 14 using hip hop culture as a catalyst to introduce youth to architecture and design. The young participants will explore hip hop as a revolutionary approach to understanding, conceiving, and generating architecture for a just city.

There is no typical student for The Hip Hop Architecture Workshop. Michael Ford’s students are aspiring architects, urban planners, hip hop artists, computer game creators, interior designers, industrial designers, and more!

Lunch will be provided for all young participants. 

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Designathon Works

Sunday, September 23 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM) | Level 100  Seminar Room | $20

We are honoured to partner with Designathon Works for this one-day event reserved for children aged 8 to 12. Facilitated by Global Children’s Designathon, these workshops have been held in the Netherlands, Germany, Philippines, Croatia, Uganda and Bangladesh for organizations including ActionAid, Patagonia, Circle Economy, Waternet and SingularityU. Themes have included: The Future of Work, Circular Economy, Environmentally Friendly Transport, City of the Future, etc.

Kids will present their ideas to each other and at the end of the day to a panel of experts, their parents, and a public audience. With this workshop, we are highlighting the ability of the children to imagine and design a better future for us all.

Lunch will be provided for all young participants. 

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