(Cancelled) By Design 2023 – Designing the Future: Solarpunk Worldbuilding (Recommended Age 11-14) [In-Person Only]

Saturday, Mar. 18 from 11am–4pm

Sliding scale tuition; pay what you can.

⚠️ Public safety notice ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

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Duration: 5h
Instructor: River Vicco Naylor


Rome wasn’t built in a day… but this town will be! Inspired by the Solarpunk movement and science fiction world-building, participants will work together to design and build a futuristic neighborhood out of cardboard, paper, and clay. The only two requirements for this new neighborhood is that the community lives well with each other and the land! What kind of future can you imagine?

This workshop will teach youth ages 11-14 how to conceptualize a fantastic world and build a miniature set. Very useful skills for writers and set designers alike!

Email river AT nwfilmforum DOT org with any questions.

This workshop has a suggested registration fee of $100, but we do offer a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can model for those who need that option.

River Vicco Naylor

River Vicco Naylor

pronouns: they/them
NWFF Youth Programs Manager

River Vicco Naylor is a multi-disciplinary artist who has studied creative writing, filmmaking, music, and comics. They began at the Northwest Film Forum as the Education Intern in 2019, and soon began supporting front of house operations as the Assistant House Manager. Now, you will find them working with the NWFF education team as the Youth Programs Manager.

River has been teaching arts and writing to students K-12 since 2015. Teaching is one of the true joys of their life, and they love sharing their passions and facilitating arts programs. They believe in education that centers students and encourages them to express their truest self. Facilitating an equitable learning environment is essential to these goals.

They believe community is essential to art-making. You can find River around Seattle collaborating in bands or on short films such as MANGO, a short film they made with their friend and colleague Ananya Garg which screened at the 2020 Cadence Film Festival.

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