The Dream. Play. Act: Gamification for Action project was initiated and implemented together with Cultural [email protected] and Urban curators in Kyiv and Kremenchuk cities with the support of Small Grants Contest by CANactions and WNISEF.
The idea of the project is to promote the participatory planning of schoolyards together with children using gamification tools, such as Minecraft. Students of two schools took part in the workshops in their schools to analyze their territories and develop some ideas for their renovation. Invited media educator from Germany Andreas Gottschalt, together with professional architects with the support of Microsoft Ukraine provided Minecraft workshops so children could virtually create their projects using a variety of Minecraft tools, which are widely used in participatory urban practices and education abroad but not yet appreciated here, in Ukraine. The project may be extended on request of other schools, NGOs and municipalities.