Virtual Box City 2020

Box City is an annual event that takes place during the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, CT, during which children of all ages help create a visionary, temporary, recyclable model city of the future. 

Box City has a long history at the Festival. This year, for the first time ever, Box City is going Virtual and we’ll be using this website to collect and showcase contributions from across our community.

This year’s participants are invited to submit photos of homemade box buildings, or to join us in Minecraft and help build a virtual Box City there.



Build Together: Introduction to Minecraft

Join Box City architects, Minecraft experts, and fellow builders for an evening of creative construction, whether you're making buildings out of cardboard in your livingroom or out of pixels in Minecraft.

Virtual Box City Groundbreaking

Gather with fellow builders to break the ground on Virtual Box City!

Virtual Box City Ribbon Cutting

Celebrate the completed Virtual Box City with your fellow builders and friends!