Talleres experimentais de arquitectura contemporánea. MIES É + (2020/2021)

Experimental workshops in modern architecture. MIES É + (2020/2021)

24 October 2020 - 30 May 2021
11:00h - 13:00h
Coordination:
Virginia Villar
Directorate:
Fermín Blanco

The CGAC presents the sixth edition of this series of workshops for children on modern architecture. And as per usual, we will close the programme with a workshop for families.

The workshops, to be held on the last weekend of every month, will be run by the architect and educator Fermín Blanco with the support of the Sistema Lupo teaching staff. The aim is to provide children with the necessary tools and keys to interpret contemporary architecture through the theories, projects and works of the most important architects of recent times.

The Sistema Lupo opts for an active, experimental teaching system using a combination of theory and practice where play is the true binding force of a cooperative creative dynamic.

The subjects will be addressed using a cross-cutting approach with architecture as the guiding thread. With the help of different authors, we will immerse ourselves in creative worlds through their thoughts.

The educational project is based on generating didactics and designing resources using all kinds of materials (wood, plastic sheets, sponge, clay, synthetic mixes, etc.), in addition to exploring the immaterial world—which opens up many possible combinations, forms, proportions, balancing games and action strategies. The dynamic process suggested encourages individual creation and reflection, as well as teamwork through games and large-scale construction.

In this edition, we will delve into the thoughts of the great pioneers, placing special emphasis on our women pioneers. We will journey between the manifestos of Scott Brown and the art-industry connections of Gropius, supported by active and experimental education methodologies. The applied arts will be given special prominence in this edition, accompanied by Margaret Macdonald, and the artistic vision will be brought by the team formed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and the work of Yona Friedman. The February and March workshops are, therefore, our personal tribute to two great talents who recently passed away. Finally, we will address the practice of co-design based on the experiences of Stanley King and Susan Chung in Vancouver, and we will close the annual programme with a family workshop on the artistic activism and commitment to child-centredness of Palle Nielsen.

Programme:

Workshops for children

OCTOBER. Denise Scott Brown. Learning from Las Vegas (POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE)

The Architectural Manifesto through a Journey to the Architecture of Leisure

  • Saturday, 24 October. For children aged between 6 and 8
  • Sunday, 25 October. For children aged between 9 and 11
  • Spaces: 12 / Registration period: 13 to 23 October

 

NOVEMBER. Walter Gropius. Creating Schools (ONLINE EDITION)

Art and Industry: Experimental Education in Architecture

  • Saturday, 28 November. For children aged between 6 and 8
  • Sunday, 29 November. For children aged between 9 and 11
  • Spaces: 12 / Registration period: 16 to 27 November

 

JANUARY. Margaret Macdonald. The Total Work of Art

  • Saturday, 30 January. For children aged between 6 and 8
  • Sunday, 31 January. For children aged between 9 and 11
  • Spaces: 26 / Registration period: 18 to 29 January

 

FEBRUARY. Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Land Art

Life-Size Intervention in Buildings

  • Saturday, 27 February. For children aged between 6 and 8
  • Sunday, 28 February. For children aged between 9 and 11
  • Spaces: 12 / Registration period: from 15 to 26 February

 

MARCH. Yona Friedman. Mobile Architecture

Sets of Modules, Infinite Growths

  • Saturday, 27 March. For children aged between 6 and 8
  • Sunday, 28 March. For children aged between 9 and 11
  • Spaces: 12 / Registration period: from 15 to 26 March

 

APRIL. Stanley King and Susan Chung. Co-Design

Critical Analysis and Participation Processes

  • Saturday, 24 April. For children aged between 6 and 8
  • Sunday, 25 April. For children aged between 9 and 11
  • Spaces: 12 / Registration period: from 12 to 23 April

 

Special workshop for families

MAY. Palle Nielsen. Childhood and Activism

Creativity and Childhood as a Tool for Social Change

  • Saturday, 29 May. For families with children aged between 6 and 8
  • Sunday, 30 May. For families with children aged between 9 and 11
  • Spaces: 12 / Registration period: from 18 to 28 May
Given by:

Patricia González and Víctor González, architects.

Registration:

All workshops are free. Those interested can register, within the established timeframe, via e-mail at cgac.educacion@xunta.gal providing the following details: full name and age of participants, contact phone number and e-mail address, and name of the workshop they wish to attend. A maximum of two participants may register through each application. The places will be filled in order of registration. Applicants will receive an e-mail notification.