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Family Design Day: Heroes and Villains

  • COST

    $10 ($8 for Friends of BSA Space and BSA members, $2 MA EBT Card holders)

  • TYPE



    Design Enthusiasts

Who are your Heroes? Are your heroes also villains?? Whatever form heroes take—from characters with superhuman powers to ordinary people who keep us safe—with a little imagination, they can be fashioned out of full cans of food. The theme of Canstruction 2018 is “Heroes and Villains” and at this month’s Family Design Day, participants will tour the sculptures and then complete a design challenge using the whimsical works as inspiration.

Canstruction is a charitable competition and exhibition in which teams of architects, designers, engineers, and contractors imagine, create, and display colossal sculptures made of canned goods—all for a good cause. Materials from Canstruction are donated to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

If you would like to bring nonperishable food items, they will be donated to Merrimack Valley Food Bank.

This family program is designed for parents and children aged five to 13 years old. A maximum ratio of one adult per three children will be required. Please register both children and adults.

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Family Design Day programs encourage children and adults to observe, explore, and design together. In these two-hour hands-on workshops, families are introduced to architecture and design through exhibition tours, walking tours, or slide shows and then complete a hands-on design activity. Architects and design educators lead the activities focused on the built environment of Boston and the world.

BSA Space is one block from South Station. Enter through the BSA Space entrance and go up the green staircase. The program begins promptly at start time.

Your registration includes acceptance of the BSA Space photo release and consent policy. Registrants to this event will be added to the BSA Space mailing list for updates on future public programs and exhibitions. Registrants may unsubscribe at any time. Email addresses will not be shared or sold to third parties.