The activity consists of creating a big mural with their buildings and artifacts for the future.The class will be a team of architects, engineers, biologists, gardeners, car designers, urban farmers and heritage experts. After introducing them to different elements in cities, they will collectively create a future city. Each child will decide what buildings and artifacts to design and then we will stick our designs together to create a big mural.
We will discuss the different types of buildings and why we have them. The private ones: houses, offices, shops… and the public ones: museums, hospitals, schools, etc. We will teach about urban infrastructures: Transport, water, energy, waste…
During the lessons we will focus on the idea that architecture should be aimed at citizens´ happiness. Buildings, people, fauna and flora form our urban ecosystem and they will learn about that concept. Ideally, the mural will be displayed in a common area at the school for other classes to learn and enjoy.
Designing, drawing, coloring, cutting.
Exploring different cities in the world.
Team work, organizing duties.
Exploring professional roles.
Learning about energy, urban flora and fauna, heritage, urban food, water, buildings, transport.