Participated in edition:
About the host:
When I joined the creative leadership masterclass at THNK in Amsterdam, I was looking for a way to empower everybody to become a designer of the technologies that have such a deep impact on our lives. Emer was developing the Designathon concept, and so I joined the very first Global Children’s Designathon in Berlin. Since then, we have run several Kinderdesignathons and Global Designathon in Berlin (2014, 2016) and Dusseldorf (2017, 2018), and see tremendous need for education around both sustainability and technology.
About the event:
The global nature of the GCD is such a powerful message: all the children are facing the same challenges to the future of the planet and each has the potential to bring a meaningful solution. It is something that resonates very strongly with our participants and with the team members.
Title: The bamboo elevator glasshouse
Team: Joseph (11) and Clemens (7)
Topic: Raw materials and efficient use of space
Taking advantage of the fast growth of bamboo plants, the glasshouse elevator rotates young bamboo plants in stores of different heights.
Title: The solar crib for endangered seeds
Team: Aurelia (10) and Antonia (11)
Topic: Plant biodiversity and endangered plants
A portable device that takes care of seedlings of endangered plants species.
Title: The Home Paper Making Machine
Team: Tabea (9), Mathilda (12) & Pauline (9)
Topic: Paper recycling
A home-device where paper is recycled into new paper, following clear steps of shred / heat / press / dry the material. Pictures on the paper get scanned before recycling so that no memories are lost.