The City X Project is an international educational workshop for 8-12 year-old students that teaches creative problem solving using 3D printing technologies and the design process.


DIY Education

City X teaches basic 3D modeling, printing & design thinking skills to highlight the importance of creativity in problem solving.

Global Connections

City X fosters cultural exchange & awareness by introducing possibilities for global collaboration.


Given the opportunity to create without limits, what kind of world would kids create?

Using New Technologies & the Design Process


3D technologies help bridge the gap between digital and physical worlds, enabling kids to explore cultural differences and co-create like never before. Our workshop uses these technologies and an adapted version of Stanford’s Design Process to encourage creative problem-solving.
Each kid in the workshop is presented with an issue faced by a fictional character in City X, and they must invent, design, and prototype something that solves their character’s problem. The issues faced by the citizens of City X are representative of real-world social issues that we face here on Earth.

City X Project Around the World

Workshops by IDEAco

Regional Partners

Local Workshops

Presenting Sponsor

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