This is a project to develop a program to help educated young designers around the world that may not be able to benefit from higher education. As I travel around the world, there are always one or two young people in every village, who are interested in becoming architects/designers but have no means to accomplish this goal. They will never be able to afford an education. However, they are bright, talented and eager to learn.
This program is to develop a ten-week studio, taught over the web, to teach the basic ideas of design that they might use both to help the villages/cities they live in and help them if they do have the opportunity to obtain education. This project is to be coordinated with the UN HABITAT as part of their programs around the world.
Last year, the beginning course was started developing the basic web site and stating contacts with Boston High Schools to test the web site. There are now about 15 students that we will be working with this semester, both in Boston and other schools.
There will be an exhibition of both the web site and work of the students in the lobby of building 9 during the semester.
The work that is needed to be done this semester includes the following;
- Be a mentor to students through the web.
- Develop/design additional projects of the web site. There will be ten total of which two were done last semester.
- Design/build an exhibit of work of the course and students projects.
Skills that are needed include:
- Ability to hand draw as well as know simple computer programs.
- Ability to test the assignments.
- Review/crit design assignments.
Enrollment is open to Undergraduates and Graduates and limited to a total of 6 people.
First class to explain the program, determine interest and find two times to meet during the week is on Wednesday, September 5 at 2:00 in 9-250.