The Commissioner’s 2022 Space to Dream Exhibition opens today (1 December 2022) at the Australian Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen. The exhibition features 20 designs chosen from more than 92 entries received from 32 schools across the State from an estimated 12,000 South Australian students who completed the Space to Dream Challenge this year. Now in its third year, the Commissioner’s Space to Dream Challenge supports students to learn design thinking skills and apply them to the design of a toy or gadget for someone their age who is ‘moving to Mars’.
“Every year I’m excited to see what students come up with. They always surprise me which makes it difficult to select which entries will be featured in the annual exhibition, and awarded prizes. I found it interesting this year that there was such a strong focus on designs providing toys or gadgets that cared for children, rather those of previous years that did practical things, or which entertained. All children and young people in SA should be able to engage with the digital world and access its benefits. That’s why I made my Challenge suitable for every school student and adaptable to any age and digital literacy level.” Commissioner Helen Connolly
The top-rated designs will be on display in the Endeavour Room at the Australian Space Discovery Centre, McEwin Building at Lot Fourteen through to Friday 20 January 2023.