In August, the Center for Architecture and Design's (Center) Architecture and Design Education program (ADE) had the opportunity to debut its Wondering Studio at Oval XP. This interactive installation — envisioned by architecture firm Looney Ricks Kiss and constructed by Lucky Dog Studio as a Community Design Collaborative project — is a playful learning environment incorporating design lessons and exercises from the Center's ADE program. Children were able to experience a range of activities and exposure to architecture and design.
Thanks to a free-play mindset, many parents were able to work with their children to think creatively and design. Families gathered, played, and learned together while also exploring different mediums. Although all activities were unique in their own regard, the lessons throughout the Wondering Studio all channeled the full range of designs. Many design disciplines were represented including patterns, compositions, architecture, and industrial design, and were integrated into the workshop to support the variety of lessons that ADE can offer.
The Wondering Studio is the first of its kind for the Center and Design Education as it has been created to be an entirely mobile experience. With this mobile workshop, ADE's goal is to ultimately offer a more expansive version of their workshops and inspire others to inquire more about the design world that surrounds them. All these activities within Wondering Studio have already brought the communities together in such a positive and informational way that ADE believes that this is the first step in expanding our reach through exciting new design education delivery model.
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