What if children could use gaming to help express their ideas about the play spaces they would like to have in real life?

Children today play differently from the generations before them, with virtual gaming worlds offering creative spaces to imagine and design their own environments.

Join us on Thursday 27 July for a free, full-day (10am to 4.30pm) workshop for children aged 10 to 12 and their parents/guardians, where you will explore The State of Play in the past, present and future. We’ll be using Roblox Studio to design and build play spaces within a secure workspace in the Roblox online gaming environment. Parents will look back on the places where they played as children and recreate them using craft materials before working with the children to imagine and co-create play spaces of the future.  

This is a space to play and design together.   

We are partnering with Karakusevic Carson Architects (KCA) to offer this full-day gaming workshop designed with children, for children. Members of The Glass-House team* will take you through a playful day of designing together, and we will be celebrating the worlds created with architects and design professionals from KCA at the end of the session.

Architects and design professionals use similar software to realise their visions for projects around the city. You’ll get to see how they transform their digital models into the places we live, study and play.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Children taking part will receive a celebratory certificate.

This workshop is for children aged 10 to 12 and their parents and guardians. Children MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, and each adult may bring up to two children.

This is a free event but places are limited. Click here to book your place

*This workshop has been co-designed and will be co-facilitated with students from the University of Sheffield’s Transforming and Activating Places Internship programme and a/two young facilitator(s) (aged 14) who helped us conceive and develop our gaming workshop approach.