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The full team of young designers ages 10-14 pose against a wall displaying their ideas
Two young designers, one wearing a gray hoodie and one wearing a white hat and aviator sunglasses, present their concept for one wall
One young designer wearing a blue hoodie smiles as she introduces an idea while sitting crosslegged on the floor
A team of young designers holding fake bamboo foliage discuss their prototype for a room
A young designer in a black graphic tee and black jeans stands in front of a whiteboard and speaks to the wider group.

Futuremakers: How Young People Designed the New 100 Story Building

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Public Realm Lab, Rockford Co, DLF Ltd 2024


For more than a decade, 100 Story Building has empowered young people to build confidence and sense of belonging through creativity. Now we’re opening the doors of a brand new workshop and office space, which was designed in collaboration with a team of young designers we call the Futuremakers.

For Open House Melbourne, we will share the unique process we undertook to inform and enliven the design process with meaningful input from young people. 100 Story Building invites you to join us for a multifaceted hands-on tour of our new creative space and to lend your own imagination to the mix!

What's On

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the new building on a self-guided scavenger hunt, hear about how young people’s ideas were woven into the design through a short talk with 100 Story Building Senior Producer for Creative Learning, Brenna Ternus, or contribute their own perspective and ideas to the evolving space via hands-on design challenges and activities.

Children's Activities

Young people will get the most out of the self-guided scavenger hunt and the hands-on design activities, and adults can support young attendees or join in while also learning about how this unique design collaboration unfolded.

In Collaboration With:

  • Brenna Ternus

    Brenna is the Senior Producer for Creative Learning at 100 Story Building and an educator, theatremaker and writer who studied theatre and cultural anthropology at Yale University, before moving to Beijing and then Melbourne, where they took over the Early Harvest youth publishing project at 100 Story Building.

Images: (1-5) The Futuremakers at Work. All photos: courtesy of Evan John Martin.

Important Details

Time & Date

Sunday 28 July
Open access 12pm-4pm
Talks at 1pm + 3pm
Running for 30 minutes

No bookings required. Capacity is limited and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

The building is fully accessible via the rear doors. All other patrons please arrive at the front entrance.


Fully wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby


206-208 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3011

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