For the first time, Beijing Design Week will hold its first Kids and Family Day at Caochangdi on Saturday, September 27. Organized by A4 Studios, kids three and above can explore their creative side through various free workshops and activities, tailor-made for the occasion.
First launched in 2009, Beijing Design Week began with the purpose of raising public design awareness as well as to develop stronger design infrastructure in Beijing. The annual event now takes place in Beijing each fall and is scheduled to run this year from Friday, September 26 through Friday, October 3.
See below for a full list of events and details of the event.
What: Kids and Family Day – Play with Design
Who: Participants: UCCA Creative Studio, Hansheng, Vivi Dolce, Morning France, Beijing Academy of Creative Arts (BACA), onedotzero
When: Saturday, September 27. 11am-6pm
Where: No. 1 Red Courtyard, Caochangdi (less than 4km from 798)
UCCA Creative Studio – Make a Friend in 3D
Kids will work with UCCA’s Creative Studio team to design a character that will be brought to life in 3D. There will be glue, glitter, pom-poms and a variety of colorful materials to work with. Best suited for age 5 and up.
This event, sponsored by Indigo Mall, features an interactive performance by Nola Percussion Group, a chamber music string quartet from Central Conservatory Prep School as well as a Ukulele troop.
My Beijing Story
Penguin Books gives kids the chance to become the star of their own book by re-designing one of Penguin’s iconic tri-band book jackets. All designs will get the chance to win Penguin goodies.
Dress Up. Show Off.
Kids of all ages can dress up as famous figures and have their picture taken. The workshop is devised by a team of young designers from Beijing Academy of Creative Arts (BACA).
Specialist Chinese design publisher HanSheng will present a special workshop and have a selection of their titles for sale.
onedotzero x zoetrope
Curators of digital art will screen a special kid-friendly program. There will also be a zoetrope-building workshop where kids can see their doodles animated on the spot. Best suited for age 5 and up.
Ice Cream and Cakes
Designer ice cream and cakes anyone? Local gelato specialists Vivi Dolce will be serving up organic treats alongside desserts and breads by Morning France. Coffee and tea will also be on hand for moms and dads.
For detailed directions to Caochangdi or more information, see contact information below.
Tel: 132 6408 7432 or 186 1814 8667.
Photo: Courtesy of A4 Studios