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May 18, 2016 - May 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Playful Architect

The exhibition Playful Architect, designed around the themes “Architectonic Heritage of My Region” and “My Country,” presents drawings by children from 19 countries around the world and exclusively introduces schools from New York and their works. The exhibited panels introduce each school and present the original six best drawings with labels and photographs of the monuments.

 

The exhibition Playful Architect, designed around the themes “Architectonic Heritage of My Region” and “My Country,” presents drawings by children from 19 countries around the world and exclusively introduces schools from New York and their works. The exhibited panels introduce each school and present the original six best drawings with labels and photographs of the monuments.

 

Playful Architect is an international artistic-architectural project for children from elementary schools aged 8-11 years. Mrs. Ivana Zemanova, the wife of the President of the Czech Republic, patronages the project. The aim of the project is to introduce children to different forms of architecture, to educate their perception about architecture, heritage, culture and history, to explain what the architectural heritage is and why it is important to take interest and care for it and to point out the meaning of quality architecture in daily life. The project starts with an educational part which includes lectures for children with architects and theorists about architecture, its origina and creators. On this basis and partly outdoor lectures children create their works on the given theme. The theese of the artistic part have been focused on architectonic heritage since the first year of the projec tin 2013. After, children choose six best works.  

 

The exhibition is held as a part of the International festival of architecture and urbanism Architecture Week Prague and also as a traveling exhibition presented in different cities and countries around the world. The benefit of the project Playful Architect is mainly that it comprehensively helps children develop a fairly wide range of skills (fine arts, working with the material - even less common, new techniques, working with different tools, spatial imagination), manual dexterity, also promotes creativity and the creativity of the child while at the same time complements and reinforces the knowledge and skills already acquired in other school subjects (history, math, geometry, etc.) through personal experience and natural playfulness of a child. Also in suitable manner it depicts a school education program, with the emphasis on developing good work habits and practices and developing manual skills, which in today's technological world is often easy to lose and have trouble with ordinary writing by pen or pencil, not to mention eye - hand coordination and fine motor skills.


Playful Architect allows children to have common activity regardless of their different abilities, assumptions and any specific needs. It allows the cooperative, as well as individual form of access to educational work by working on an interdisciplinary project it is to detect and develop extraordinary abilities and talents of the child, which could, for example during normal school activities, remain hidden.
Through the project the child has the opportunity to work both individually and in a group and also to meet new interesting people, artists and personalities from the field of architecture and political life, with whom they would otherwise not come into contact or only very sporadically.

 

venue

BBLA at Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10021

 

Exhibition opening: Thursday, May 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Free and open to public.

 

 

 

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Image: photograph by Dovile Valenciute

- See more at: http://www.bohemianbenevolent.org/index.php/activities/view/playful-architect#sthash.sHYXtaHI.dpuf

Playful Architect is an international artistic-architectural project for children from elementary schools aged 8-11 years. Mrs. Ivana Zemanova, the wife of the President of the Czech Republic, patronages the project. The aim of the project is to introduce children to different forms of architecture, to educate their perception about architecture, heritage, culture and history, to explain what the architectural heritage is and why it is important to take interest and care for it and to point out the meaning of quality architecture in daily life. The project starts with an educational part which includes lectures for children with architects and theorists about architecture, its origina and creators. On this basis and partly outdoor lectures children create their works on the given theme. The theese of the artistic part have been focused on architectonic heritage since the first year of the projec tin 2013. After, children choose six best works.  

The exhibition is held as a part of the International festival of architecture and urbanism Architecture Week Prague and also as a traveling exhibition presented in different cities and countries around the world. The benefit of the project Playful Architect is mainly that it comprehensively helps children develop a fairly wide range of skills (fine arts, working with the material - even less common, new techniques, working with different tools, spatial imagination), manual dexterity, also promotes creativity and the creativity of the child while at the same time complements and reinforces the knowledge and skills already acquired in other school subjects (history, math, geometry, etc.) through personal experience and natural playfulness of a child. Also in suitable manner it depicts a school education program, with the emphasis on developing good work habits and practices and developing manual skills, which in today's technological world is often easy to lose and have trouble with ordinary writing by pen or pencil, not to mention eye - hand coordination and fine motor skills.


Playful Architect allows children to have common activity regardless of their different abilities, assumptions and any specific needs. It allows the cooperative, as well as individual form of access to educational work by working on an interdisciplinary project it is to detect and develop extraordinary abilities and talents of the child, which could, for example during normal school activities, remain hidden.
Through the project the child has the opportunity to work both individually and in a group and also to meet new interesting people, artists and personalities from the field of architecture and political life, with whom they would otherwise not come into contact or only very sporadically.

venue

BBLA at Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021

Exhibition opening: Thursday, May 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Free and open to public.

 

 

Image: photograph by Dovile Valenciute

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: May 18, 2016
To: May 24, 2016 12:00 AM

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