The Architecture Of Language
- by Marc Britz
From the 10th of October and every Saturday from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm.
This cycle of 90-minute workshops for kids aged 7-11 is structured so that they can improve their knowledge of English while being introduced to key activities relating to architectural design. The children will not only learn about the language of architecture but also the architecture of language, with a particular focus on word classes (nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) and sentence construction. Each lesson functions independently but also works as a continuation of the previous one.
MY ROOM (10th of October 2020) Product Design for kids
In the first workshop, the children will measure themselves and then design a figure of themselves to scale. They will then use their figures in order to reconstruct the familiar environment of their own rooms. Through this activity, they will become acquainted with the arbitrary nature of measuring units and their use. At the same time, they will learn to use nouns and prepositions of place to describe the layout of their rooms and imperative verbs when following instructions.
MY HOUSE (17th of October 2020) Architectural Design for Kids
In this workshop, the children will design a plan of their own apartments, labeling the different rooms. From this, they will then construct a physical model. The main aim is for them to become acquainted with two- and three-dimensional forms of representation. During these activities, they will learn to use possessive pronouns and determiners when describing their houses, and imperative verbs when giving instructions in a game.
MY GARDEN (24th of October 2020) Landscape Design for Kids
In this workshop, the children will design a dream garden on a plot of their choice. The task is to communicate the nature of this garden with the help of a mood board. They can use a plethora of differently textured and colored materials to convey their dreams to others. In this way, they will discover that even ostensibly raw materials are always already culturally charged with emotional and literal content. While designing their dream gardens, the children will also learn to use a range of adjectives and interjections to describe the sensory experience of visiting them.
MY NEIGHBORHOOD (31st of October 2020) Urban Design for Kids
In this last workshop, the children will create a map of their neighborhoods using a table of symbols. Familiar features of the immediate urban surrounding will be translated from one form of visual representation into another. Thus, the children will discover different modes of representation in accordance with the scale and task at hand. During this process, they will learn to use verbs, adverbs, and conjunctions of time to describe their journeys through their neighborhoods.
Curation & Teaching: Aka | ARCHITECTURE KIDS ATHENS & Mathiew Irvin
Maximum number of kids: 8