After School Club Introduces Architecture Skills to Students
1 November 2019
LOOK/THINK/DO is a ten-week-long after school club at Mossbourne Academy.
The club is designed to introduce students to skills and approaches taught within The Bartlett School of Architecture, preparing future students for an undergraduate education. The students, who are 12-13 years old, come from predominantly pupil-premium backgrounds.
The programme, now in its fifth week, takes students through a series of exercises to design and make door handles for the Geography, Physics, Chemistry, History and Biology departments. Through research, investigation, mapping, and drawing each door handle will reference the subject taught in the respective classrooms.
Working in pairs the students have spent the last few weeks exploring their subject, developing concepts related to their subjects. They began by mapping their classrooms, using their subject to direct the approach to mapping; the History students created their map in the style of a Normandy invasion. In the following weeks the students made elevations of their chosen doors before making drawings and models of their initial door handle designs.
Next week the first silicone moulds will be poured.
This after school club has been developed by STORE projects and is run by Tessa Silva, Akil Skafe-Smith and Yip-Wing Sui. This pilot workshop is part of Bartlett 100, a year-long celebration in 2019 to mark 100 years since the naming of the faculty.
All images by Tessa Silva.