MIES IS + EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOPS ON CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE 2023
CGAC presents the eighth edition of this workshop series dedicated to contemporary architecture and aimed at children.
The workshops are directed by the architect and educator Fermín Blanco, supported by Sistema Lupo’s educational team. The aim is to provide children with the tools needed to interpret the architecture of our time through the theories, projects and works of the most important architects in recent history.
Sistema Lupo is committed to active, experimental teaching with a mixture of theory and practice, where play is the cornerstone of a creative, cooperative dynamic.
The themes will be dealt with transversally, using architecture as the underlying thread. We will use the figures of various authors to introduce us to creative worlds through their thoughts.
The educational project is based both generating educational material and designing resources using all kinds of materials (wood, membranes, foams, clay, synthetic combinations, etc.) and explorations in the immaterial world that allow for a range of combined possibilities, shapes, proportions, balance games and action strategies. The proposed strategy encourages reflection and individual creativity, as well as teamwork through play and large-scale construction.
In this edition we’ll once again delve into the thinking of the great pioneers of architecture with the usual emphasis on women who have developed their work in this field.
We’ll start with Herman Hertzberger and his school architecture. Based on his work, we’ll think and design these spaces, which are so familiar to our participants, in a playful and pedagogical way. Imbued with this spirit, we’ll go out into the public space of Aldo van Eyck, and from there into the territory and landscape of the tandem formed by Gertrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens. We’ll close the series with the figures of Matilde Ucelay and Agnes Denes, in whose sessions we’ll implement the experimental nature of space and territory.
JANUARY. Herman Hertzberger. Architecture and School
Saturday 28th January. Children aged 6 to 8.
Sunday 29th January. Children aged 9 to 11.
Spaces: 12 / Registration: 16th - 26th January, 1.00 p.m.
FEBRUARY. Aldo van Eyck. Playing the Public Space
Saturday, 25th February. Children aged 6 to 8.
Sunday, 26th February. Children aged 9 to 11.
Spaces: 12 / Registration: 13th - 23rd February, 1.00 p.m.
MARCH. Getrude Jekyll and Edwin Lutyens. Gardening and Landscape
Saturday, 25th March. Children aged 6 to 8.
Sunday, 26th March. Children aged 9 to 11.
Spaces: 12 / Registration: 13th to 23rd March, 1.00 p.m.
APRIL. Matilde Ucelay. Pioneers
Saturday, 22nd April. Children aged 6 to 8.
Sunday, 23rd April. Children aged 9 to 11.
Spaces: 12 / Registration: 10th to 20th April, 1.00 p.m.
MAY. Agnes Denes. Ecoactivism
Saturday, 13th May. Children aged 6 to 8.
Sunday, 14th May. Children aged 9 to 11.
Spaces: 12 / Registration: 3rd to 11th May, 1.00 p.m.
All of the workshops are free. Anyone interested may register, within the established deadlines, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the following details: full name and age of the participants, contact telephone number and email address, and name of the workshop they wish to attend. A maximum of two participants can be registered per application. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Applicants will be notified by e-mail.