May 7, 2015

Children’s Festival Event: Me on the Map – May 25-31


Mapping the future of urban planning with kids 5-12, created by Jan Derbyshire and Adrienne Wong

meonthemap-300x300Don’t miss the city’s first kid-co-created multi-media installation performance! This participatory theatre show for kids is all about civic engagement and collective, ethical decision-making. Audience members get in on the act by supplying ideas in advance for a new Vancouver public space – will it contain waterparks? urban forests? a hospital?

Just when we think we’ve got an agreement, the developers show up with a big surprise. The audience must then work together to redesign the space. The kids decide and deliberate: If we can’t have it all, how do we be fair and still have fun?

Ages: 5 and up
Carousel Studio


Working with a live data-analyst, kids work alone and together to design the real-life vacant lots next to the playing fields at Trinity Park, in the centre of Vancouver. They deliberate and decide: if we can’t have it all, how do we be fair, have fun and design where we actually want to live?


ME ON THE MAP premieres at the 2015 Vancouver International Children’s Festival from May 25 to May 31

Details and tickets here.

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