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The Barcelona CENTRINNO School Hackathon

In October 2021, 64 students from eleven vocational training centres from Catalonia took part in the Barcelona CENTRINNO School Hackathon. 

The event was organized by Fab Lab Barcelona and the Education Department of Catalonia (Catalunya FP). During three days, twelve multidisciplinary teams of vocational training students worked on local challenges proposed by six organizations of Poblenou: Col·lectiu Superilla, Smart Citizen, Taula Eix Pere IV, BAU, ConnectHort, Eix Comercial Poblenou.

A six-step design thinking methodology guided students through an intense process to prototype ideas that answered the local challenges. A student-size cube canvas, post-its mapping, brainstorming sessions, or presentation pitches took students outside their comfort zone and into a collective hands-on discussion. The diverse profile of both students and local organizations gave the possibility for all teams to understand and reflect upon the complexity and multilayered nature of existing initiatives in the neighborhood, while providing room to explore, ideate and prototype potential solutions to overcome local societal challenges.

Read all about it in this previous blogpost.

Watch the videos in the local languages at this link and here below: