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Designing for kids: Explore the world in Lyfta’s immersive stories 21.8.2018

Take a memorable, exciting journey around the world in virtual reality. Immerse yourself in a village in Ethiopia, look behind the scenes of the Opera and Ballet, and dine with families from different cultures. Walk away feeling inspired and with a deeper understanding of how interconnected we all are. 

In this highly interactive workshop, we explore different places around the world in 360 degrees, including a school in an Ethiopian village, a dance studio in the Finnish Opera House, and the dining rooms of families from Finland, Palestine and Somalia. Meet real people in all the spaces who share their personal stories through stunning short films. Learn about their contexts, cultures and ways of life through engaging multimedia stories and fun infographics. Get involved with a creative activity and be ready to put your preconceptions to test! 

Time: 21.8.2018 at 17.00-18.30

Workshop facilitators: 

Katri Merilänen, the Head of Education at Lyfta. She has several years of experience as a high school teacher, student teacher trainer in Eritrea, learning resource creator at Lyfta and public speaker. 

Serdar Ferit, a Creative Director and Co-CEO of Lyfta. Originally from the UK, Serdar has been making films and 360 experiences for many years. He has also inspired hundreds of students through his engaging lectures and workshops on film and immersive storytelling. 

The workshop is free of charge but we will accept maximum 25 participants between 9 and 13 years old. 

The participants are asked to bring their own laptops for the workshop. 

A couple of VR headsets will be provided by Lyfta for the workshop. 
(Please note that mobile devices including tablets cannot be used in this workshop).

Please register by sending an email to info(a)miklagardarts.com. 

Language: English and Finnish (if needed)

About Lyfta
Lyfta is an internationally awarded Finnish EdTech company. Lyfta’s unique learning environments combine real-life stories and 360° & Virtual Reality spaces, where learners can visit different places around the world, delve into real people’s environments, explore their stories and gain a deeper understanding of cultures and new contexts. Lyfta’s learning resources are based on Finland's revolutionary phenomenon and 21st Century skills-based curriculum.

Designing for Kids: Explore the World in Lyfta’s Immersive Stories workshop is a part of The Virtual Orchestra: Sibelius 360 installation and organized in collaboration with MiklagardArts, and HAM.

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