Shape My City

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The Architecture Centre, Bristol is looking for 14 – 19 year olds from Bristol who would like to take part in an exciting new place-making project.

Shape My City aims to help young people understand how places work and how they can be improved. It is an opportunity for young people to get involved with city developments, debate real life issues and gain new skills and confidence.

Participating in the project would mean:

  • Working with architecture, planning and local government professionals
  • Working with architecture and planning students
  • Taking part in workshops between Feb – Nov 2014
  • Getting to a City centre location – refreshments and travel expenses are provided
  • An opportunity to get Arts Award accreditation
  • Gaining valuable experience to enhance college/university applications

Shape My City is open to anyone who is interested, but aims to actively encourage girls and young people from B&ME backgrounds to get involved.

For more information, see the programme page.

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Córdoba’s Visit Programme · June 2013

This week we will be holding the third partnership meeting in Córdoba (Spain) hosted by Colaborativa.eu. The complete visit programme can be found at the following link: Córdoba’s Visit Programme.

In summary we will be visiting…

Wednesday 5th June at Málaga: we will be visiting the School of Architecture of Málaga with Mª José Andrade (Coordinator for International Relations) and Eva Morales (Architect and Lecturer)

Thursday 6th June at Córdoba: we will be visiting the Colegio Virgen del Carmen with Juan Robert Fernández (teacher), Rafael Herránz and Antonio Lara (architects) and Carmen Cerezo (architect).

Friday 7th June at Córdoba: we will be holding the final meeting and group discussions.

San Francisco de Paula, Private Bilingual School in Seville, Spain

Throughout a series of posts we are going to mention outstanding references of Schools in Spain which include modules in relation with architecture, urbanism and landscape design as extracurricular options.

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San francisco de PaulaPrivate Bilingual School in Seville

This school was funded in 1885 and is based in a 17th century building in the historic center of Seville. It is a private educational institution, lay and ideologically independent. The school prepares every year more than a thousand children to become citizens of the world, responsable, supportive, free and cultured.

They used the new technologies and methodologies to facilitate a more practical education based on interpretation, creativity, innovation, multidisciplinary and team work.

The school offers a workshop to discover space and landscape from 3rd to 7th year students for 93€ per month. The workshop starts in october and finishes in may.

The workshop’s objective is to train the students using new ways and tools to sense, interpret and describe the space in a more enjoyable and innovative manner. Next a more detailed list of objectives:

  • To train the students using tools to increase their space capabilities so they will be able to manage object’s scales and relationships within the space in a more early stage of their lives.
  • To promote creativity and free use of space by developing their abilities to understand how the space’s organization works.
  • To extend their sensorial capabilities in order to be more sensible about the environment and their circumstances (social and environmental).
  • To stimulate abstract thinking by analyzing direct and indirect perceptions.
  • To allow reading of spacial data which cannot be seen (such as events) giving access to less obvious data. This will empower their narratives capabilities.

During this workshop, techniques coming from architecture, art, urbanism, geography, environmental science and media will be used so the students vocation about these space’s disciplines will be discovered at a more early stage.