Diagram of the ‘porous model’ of LSA There are a lot of new educational models emerging in recent years. These schools appear as a remedy to reduce students’ financial burden; an alternative to the traditional education institutions, and an open educational platform that is more accessible to the public. But how are these schools recognised? How do… Read More Accreditation for New Educational Models?
Yesterday afternoon a few of us met to make our own Enzo Mari’s furniture following his DIY designs, freely available in his book ‘Autoprogettazione’. Let me present our 1:10 Tavolette Occurrenti, in balsa. Our physical outcomes may be small, but it required us to go through the same processes as if we’d built a full-sized… Read More Miniture Mari – Furniture design for all
Last weekend we visited a number of sites in London. The trip concluded with a discussion on the similarities and differences between the sites. During this discussion we found that many of the sites shared similarities however used different terminology to refer to what was essentially the same thing. Developing a definition of different terms will… Read More Collaboration vs. Participation
In the context of the ‘classroom’ or the ‘school’ it is accepted that there is a teacher and there are the pupils. This system (and its limitation) have been highlighted in an earlier posts. However, instead of learning through this repetitive ignorance, it is possible to gain knowledge through a network of exchanges between anyone:… Read More Knowledge Cycles? you need to know what comes a-round…
Understanding the stakeholders in our project is an important task, albeit tricky. Our client contact, Andreas from Public Works, is a representative of 4 different sites (Roman Road, Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden, Loughborough Farm and R-Urban Wick). These sites are linked to Public Works, a not-for-profit design practice which sets to bring about social and… Read More Stakeholders
Master = teacher Explication = explanation The story looks at an unintentionally conducted experiment by Mr Joseph Jacotot, a tutor in French literature, in which he let – ‘enabled’ his students to learn French without teaching them the language. Initially, only Joseph Jacotot could understand French, while the students could solely comprehend Flemish. In order… Read More The Ignorant Schoolmaster Synopsis
This TED talk does a great job at explaining how an open-source platform can be used to develop a product and spread sustainable practice. To fine tune her hydroponic window farming solution, Britta Riley understood that it would require a lot of testing in many different conditions. This is when she called upon open-source practice,… Read More Window Farms – open-source practice in sustainable design