I found this illustration and I though of sharing it here. The author is Roger Icaza. For me, it represents the capacity that we all have to stand out,,.convenient or not, aaaaall of us are influencers…maybe we are not in a famous ranking…but regardless our position in society, our actions inspire and move others all the time. Our own children, friends, family, colleagues, students…etc. For the good or the bad, Little Architect will influence just a tiny bit on the Architecture field, so my wish for the new year, which actually is the same like in 2017, 2016, 2015…and so on…is to be lucky on planting seeds to grow better and more committed citizens, we need our children to speak out, to shine!! and to take care of the planet and their own happiness.
School closing assembly of a whole school wonderful project!
St. Clements Danes Primary School, in Drury Lane, opted to have every class year, from year 1 to Year 6 inclusive, participate in Little Architect workshops. As such, we were afforded the unique opportunity to present our work and ourselves to the entire school, in a tailor made assembly presentation. We showed all the varied work, which we would be doing throughout the different years of the school, and also introduced them to some of the main concepts which drives our work with students. While we were able to start the project at St. Clements Danes with a workshop, we were also lucky in that we were able to also conclude it with a school wide assembly.
In this closing assembly, watch the video below! we showed the work produced by the different classes, and even brought some of the classes together to demonstrate their work alongside their younger and older piers. For example, year six was asked to present a series of plays, which they had written to compliment a series of drawings of the future, which they had made, alongside drawings of the past and present, which other years had made. The theatre itself had been made by us, Little Architect, prior to the beginning of the project, and was left with the school as a present to further use. Similarly, the work of year five was brought together in a large collage, which we also presented in the assembly. Again, we felt that this is an important aspect of creative design and thinking, as students to see a very large and, in our opinion very beautiful piece of work, which came from their own work, in a relatively short period of time. We concluded the assembly by asking what students felt they had learned about architecture and the city. The full potential of running such an extensive workshop really became apparent in this final assembly as students asked question and commented about not only their own work, but also the work of other years. It was a terrific experience! Thanks St Clements and specially CAPCO ( Capital and Counties) for funding all the lessons and the following exhibition at the Building Centre.