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Global Day of Play Cardboard Challenge 2013

October 5, 2013
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Design for the Future Now. Armed with only cardboard, tape, glue and recycled bits, families, school groups, museum visitors, college design students and more will create future homes, transportation, inventions and games on the front lawn of the Columbus Museum of Art to celebrate and activate play and it’s essential role in our collective creative thinking.

Inspired by the internet sensation, Caine’s Arcade, a short film about a 9 year old boy’s unbridled creativity, the Museum, the PAST Foundation and Mattress Firm Columbus are joining forces to support the Global Day of Play- Cardboard Challenge 2013 initiated by the Imagination Foundation. This year’s Cardboard Challenge will engage 1 million children and adults in 70 countries in creative play.

We need you. Design For the Future Now will prompt you to imagine and respond to … what will we need for the future? Bring your family or team and take the challenge. Want to start early? Make the challenge a school classroom or after school project and then bring or deliver your construction to the Museum on October 5 to embellish or show off. Let’s take a lesson from Caine and create a day where imaginations run wild, collaboration is the key to success, and risk-taking is celebrated. Let’s make it happen in cardboard.

Cardboard and materials will be provided but we need your imagination and sense of adventure. All are welcome, no registration requested. This event is part of Columbus Design Week[s] 2013 presented by by The Center for Architecture and Design. For questions or more details, please call 614.629.5940.

Schedule:
10am-3pm: Community Cardboard Challenge: Design homes and transportation for the future.

1-3pm: Participate in TASK, a collaborative performance, with Art 21 artist Oliver Herring.

10am-3pm: Watch graduate students from the OSU School of Architecture build a stunning architectural display, using only cardboard, tape, and zip ties.