Summer Design Club: More Than Human

Build a world and explore what it means to be artificially intelligent with Playfool & Fongyee Ng

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Thursday, 25 – Friday, 26 July 2024

  • Young V&A

    Cambridge Heath Road
    Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA

  • Imagine Learning Studio 2, Young V&A

  • Under 26

    This workshop is for 11 - 14 year olds

  • Tickets cost £70.00

As AI technologies continue to rapidly advance, it’s becoming increasingly vital for us to question its inherent human-centric bias. Through this two-day workshop, participants will challenge the current state of AI by exploring alternative intelligences in our world: from animals to plants, and beyond!

Honing your making skills, participants will collaborate in teams to construct curious creatures, habitats, and tools to explore and expand their new world. The workshop finishes off by inviting families to delve into the participant’s strange new worlds and ponder their alternative intelligences within.

Summer Design Club is only open to 11-14 year olds, Once you have booked your tickets the learning team will be in touch to provide you with further information, understand access needs and obtain parental/guardian permission. Please ensure you provide us with a phone number and email address.

Playfool is an art and design unit by Daniel Coppen (UK) and Saki Maruyama (JP). Both graduates from the RCA, their work explores the relationships between society and technology through the medium of play. Their multidisciplinary and experimental practice comprises objects, installations, and multimedia productions, which emphasise play's experimental, reflective and intimate qualities.

Fongyee Ng is an artist and educator who explores how storytelling, technology, and the built environment can empower children and young people to influence their surroundings and claim their right to play. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Child Culture Design at the University of Gothenburg.