04. – 22. Novem­ber 2019
Ludan­tia
Exhibition of Built Environment Education for Children and Youth
© Ludantia
2019

Topic

Built environment education (BEE) for children and youth is an interdisciplinary field, incorporating architecture, urban planning and design, arts, environmental education, educational studies and pedagogy. BEE utilizes the built environment (BE) – settlements, buildings and landmarks – as a subject, a context for learning and a curricular resource. There are various actors all over the world working in the field of BEE. Their backgrounds range from education officers in museums, dedicated architecture centres and the wider cultural/third sector, through design and planning practitioners to teachers in schools and kindergartens.

 

 

Project

This Ludantia exhibition, hosted at Technical University Berlin, aims to bring together people working in disparate areas of the BEE field and thus further establish BEE as a unique field of education, research and practice internationally.

A selection of 33 projects exhibited here at the TU Berlin is part of the Ludantia touring exhibition presenting various education projects like quick actions, projects executed during and outside of the school hours, as well as various BEE methodologies, from 18 countries.

The projects suggest that the best way to reflect on the built environment is through doing and hands-on activities, as this is the way to transform the world, we live in. The exhibited educational projects represent transformation of spaces through the use of artistic language of architecture, painting, sculpture, literature, cinema, theatre, dance and many others. In all of the presented projects children and youth were instigators of the work and the projects exclusively. Showcased BEE projects critically reflect upon public, urban, school and natural spaces from an education perspective, compiling space improvement proposals as an evidence of transformative vison of the children and young people that took part in them.

The exhibition is invited through a research project titled Built Environment Education for Children: International Policy and Practice hosted at Chair for Urban Design and Urban Development, Institute of Urban and Reginal Planning at TU Berlin. The project is carried out by Prof. Dr. Rosie Parnell (Northumbria University, UK), Prof. Dr. Angela Million (TU Berlin, Germany) and Asst. Prof. Dr. Marta Brković Dodig (Union Nikola Tesla University, Serbia) and financed through Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship program.

Together with all the accompanying events this Ludantia exhibition presents the efforts of the research team to provide a platform for a vivid international debate about the conditions needed for creating and sustaining BEE programs, gaps in the knowledge and understanding, and the future of BEE regarding main lines of development, delivery formats, important driver institution as well as the future research and policy development.

 

Public Program

 

Exhibition opening and lectures:

04.11. @17:00h:

"Ludantia" by Jorge Raedo
"EMPOWERED: Pedagogy and processes enabling young people to shape our cities" by Fiona MacDonald & Matthew Springett

 

Books Launch and Presentation:

07.11. @18:00h:

Bildungsorte und Lernwelten der Baukultur

14.11. @18:00h:

Handbuch der Baukulturellen Bildung – Jugend Architektur Stadt

 

Funding

Supported by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

 

Rese­ar­chers

Prof. Dr. Angela Mil­lion
Dr. Marta Brko­vić Dodig
Zuzana Tabač­ková

Dr. Igna­cio Cas­tillo Ulloa
Peer Frant­zen

 

04. – 22. Novem­ber 2019
Ludan­tia
Exhi­bi­tion of Built Envi­ron­ment Edu­ca­tion for Child­ren and Youth
© Ludan­tia
2019

Topic

Built envi­ron­ment edu­ca­tion (BEE) for child­ren and youth is an inter­di­sci­pli­nary field, incor­po­ra­ting archi­tec­ture, urban plan­ning and design, arts, envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion, edu­ca­tio­nal stu­dies and pedagogy. BEE uti­li­zes the built envi­ron­ment (BE) – sett­le­ments, buil­dings and land­marks – as a sub­ject, a con­text for lear­ning and a cur­ri­cu­lar resource. There are various actors all over the world working in the field of BEE. Their back­grounds range from edu­ca­tion offi­cers in muse­ums, dedi­ca­ted archi­tec­ture cen­tres and the wider cultural/​third sec­tor, through design and plan­ning prac­ti­tio­ners to tea­chers in schools and kin­der­gar­tens.

 

 

Pro­ject

This Ludan­tia exhi­bi­tion, hos­ted at Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity Ber­lin, aims to bring tog­e­ther people working in dis­pa­rate areas of the BEE field and thus fur­ther estab­lish BEE as a uni­que field of edu­ca­tion, rese­arch and prac­tice inter­na­tio­nally.

A selec­tion of 33 pro­jects exhi­bi­ted here at the TU Ber­lin is part of the Ludan­tia tou­ring exhi­bi­tion pre­sen­ting various edu­ca­tion pro­jects like quick actions, pro­jects exe­cu­ted during and out­side of the school hours, as well as various BEE metho­do­lo­gies, from 18 coun­tries.

The pro­jects sug­gest that the best way to reflect on the built envi­ron­ment is through doing and hands-on acti­vi­ties, as this is the way to trans­form the world, we live in. The exhi­bi­ted edu­ca­tio­nal pro­jects repre­sent trans­for­ma­tion of spaces through the use of artis­tic lan­guage of archi­tec­ture, pain­ting, sculp­ture, lite­ra­ture, cinema, theatre, dance and many others. In all of the pre­sen­ted pro­jects child­ren and youth were ins­ti­ga­tors of the work and the pro­jects exclu­si­vely. Show­ca­sed BEE pro­jects cri­ti­cally reflect upon public, urban, school and natu­ral spaces from an edu­ca­tion per­spec­tive, com­pi­ling space impro­ve­ment pro­po­sals as an evi­dence of trans­for­ma­tive vison of the child­ren and young people that took part in them.

The exhi­bi­tion is invi­ted through a rese­arch pro­ject tit­led Built Envi­ron­ment Edu­ca­tion for Child­ren: Inter­na­tio­nal Policy and Prac­tice hos­ted at Chair for Urban Design and Urban Deve­lo­p­ment, Insti­tute of Urban and Regi­nal Plan­ning at TU Ber­lin. The pro­ject is car­ried out by Prof. Dr. Rosie Par­nell (Nor­thum­bria Uni­ver­sity, UK), Prof. Dr. Angela Mil­lion (TU Ber­lin, Ger­many) and Asst. Prof. Dr. Marta Brko­vić Dodig (Union Nikola Tesla Uni­ver­sity, Ser­bia) and finan­ced through Alex­an­der von Hum­boldt Post­doc­to­ral Fel­low­ship pro­gram.

Tog­e­ther with all the accom­pany­ing events this Ludan­tia exhi­bi­tion pres­ents the efforts of the rese­arch team to pro­vide a plat­form for a vivid inter­na­tio­nal debate about the con­di­ti­ons nee­ded for crea­ting and sus­tai­ning BEE pro­grams, gaps in the know­ledge and under­stan­ding, and the future of BEE regar­ding main lines of deve­lo­p­ment, deli­very for­mats, important dri­ver insti­tu­tion as well as the future rese­arch and policy deve­lo­p­ment.

 

Public Pro­gram

 

Exhi­bi­tion ope­ning and lec­tures:

04.11. @17:00h:

„Ludan­tia“ by Jorge Raedo
„EMPOWE­RED: Pedagogy and pro­ces­ses enab­ling young people to shape our cities“ by Fiona Mac­Do­nald & Mat­thew Sprin­gett

 

Books Launch and Pre­sen­ta­tion:

07.11. @18:00h:

Bil­dungs­orte und Lern­wel­ten der Bau­kul­tur

14.11. @18:00h:

Hand­buch der Bau­kul­tu­rel­len Bil­dung – Jugend Archi­tek­tur Stadt

 

Fun­ding

Sup­por­ted by Alex­an­der von Hum­boldt Foun­da­tion

 

Rese­ar­chers

Prof. Dr. Angela Mil­lion
Dr. Marta Brko­vić Dodig
Zuzana Tabač­ková

Dr. Igna­cio Cas­tillo Ulloa
Peer Frant­zen