CurioCity is well underway and rapidly growing thanks to the contributions we've received from our community. And there's still time for you to leave your mark on our cardboard community. Our goal is to design and construct a cardboard community that is safe, healthy, and fun for all, and we can only do that by bringing together the many creative minds of the MOXI community! Check out the data below for insight into the buildings that currently make up CurioCity, what trends are showing up so far, and get inspired to make something new!
Engineers begin to solve problems by identifying the design challenge, plus its criteria and constraints. To build CurioCity, we will highlight different criteria, or requirements, for our city each week of the project. With those criteria in mind, it’s up to you to build a cardboard creation that will make CurioCity a better place, even within the constraints, or limitations, of the design challenge.
Follow these guidelines as you develop your contribution to CurioCity:
The Design Challenge
Design a building that will make CurioCity more safe, healthy, and fun for all!
The Criteria, or Requirements
1. The city has resources to keep people healthy and safe
2. The citizens of CurioCity have access to education
3. CurioCity is kind to the environment
4. There are places in CurioCity where people can have fun!
The Constraints, or Limitations
1. Structures are made out of cardboard
2. Individual contributions fit within an 18x18 inch square plot
3. In CurioCity, the average person is 3-4 inches tall.
How to get involved:
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and tune into our CurioCity videos. We will share cardboard construction techniques, inspiration for your own creations, and updates about the growth of CurioCity. To create a thriving community, we need to make sure all of the criteria are met -- we will evaluate our success on the criteria each week!
After crafting your own cardboard structure, come to one of our drop-off events! On July 2, 9 and 16, we will accept deliveries from 4-6 pm in the back of the museum. Pull right up to our loading zone on Kimberly Ave, answer a few questions about your structure, and add it to the gallery of community contributions.
Once CurioCity is constructed inside the museum, you can visit MOXI when we reopen and see all of the creative designs that came together during this time.