Together we have organised workshop called “Think globally, act locally” for a hundred of 4th year architecture students. The workshop aimed to find sustainable ways how to deal with schools and educational buildings, how to make the surroundings inspiring and motivating, how to think progressively and alternatively, how to engage community, its hospitality, how to contribute to the development…

AIM: to find ways how to think globally, feel, understand and deal with specific environments, with neglected and remote areas, to respect the local conditions, rural population, how to revive desolate schools, how to turn them into the places overflowing with INSPIRATION and MOTIVATION, how to make it to attract the people to care about it, how to make it as an example worth following and succeeding, how to think progressively and sustainably, how to engage community and its hospitality, how not to create only a school, but the place of the contribution to the DEVELOPMENT…

SUB-THEMES: how to use local materials, how to use secondary materials – how to recycle, how to make the community feel the ownership of the educational buildings, architecture as a contribution to the development, finding focal points of community attention, phenomena and archetypes, communication skills and presentation techniques…

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 100 students in 3 sections in groups of 2 up to 6 students


2013_10-11______workshop “Think globally, act locally!” in Mekelle University
2014_02______booklet “SCHOOLdesignINNOVATIONS” , (in chapter Fresh Ideas)

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