GRAPHIC DESIGN |
Arquipeques was an initiative created by two architects to introduce children to architecture through fun and engaging workshop.
These were after school clubs sessions aimed at kids between 4-12, so we had to make sure that the materials and difficulty level were suitable for the range of ages.
As part of the team, I assisted and taught workshops, sourced materials, produced the photography, designed and produced marketing material, and collaborated with our social media and newsletter.
The topic of the workshops went from specific architects, to architectural styles and the structure of entire cities.
Kids learnt about architectural, the basic behaviour of structure and were encouraged to question the existing build environment.
Below are some examples of workshops that we run.
Kids learnt about the traditional nomad houses and built one for themselves.
Learn and build a tipi, the type of construction used by indigenous people in North America.
Through the process of constructing a city, kids questioned the different elements involved in it, the role they played and were encourage to add or change anything they thought would contribute to it.
With the ginger bread house as inspiration, this workshop provided food of different shapes for kids to build their house and plot of land, which together would shape a community. Through this, they were able to explore more on how structures work.
For the festivity of Halloween we used light and shadow to explore the change of character in a building and our perception of it.
In this workshop, we broke out from the typical image of a house to create an oval house exploring what other elements needed to change in order to fit in it.