Cool kids day


Within the “School of Values” project initiated by Kaufland, last Friday I had the pleasure to be invited at the Nyiro Jozsef Secondary School from Frumoasa-Nicolesti to speak to 6th and 8th graders about architecture.

Knowing that kids are hard to impress, I decided to get them involved directly in the presentation through various practical activities.

After a brief introduction to visual arts, design and their associated professional fields, I designed an interactive game in which students had to use a timeline on which they would stick various cards containing iconic man-made architecture from the Stone Age to the present. The timeline was made so that it can be used in History classes as well.

In the second part of the presentation I tried to make the kids understand volumetric better and also construct it from a 2D image. How? Through cardboard modeling. By cutting out flat shapes, bending them and sticking them together they have managed to build two famous buildings in history: Pyramid of Kukulkan (Yucatan-Mexico) and the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France).

The children were extremely passionate and mindful within the short time we had together and I‘ve really enjoyed the time working with them. The only thing that wasn’t so great was the time we said goodbye.