Today is “ hump day” for the SDI. We worked to sustain energy through play, conversation, reflection, and sharing as we began to apply new concepts to the classroom and teaching. Wendy Friedmeyer, James Johansen, and Kim Robledo-Diga kept us on track.
As we toured the exhibition Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes, we applied Design Thinking to our conversation about the suburbs. What stereotypes do we hold about the suburbs? What are the challenges faced in the suburbs? What systems in suburban culture can be addressed through art and design?
The first assignment from John Comazzi and Scott Christensen – NO TALKING!
This short design challenges really focused on “ thinking through building.” We learned first hand about “ failing early in order to succeed”.
Teachers quietly work on their tower constructions.
The themes and ideas imbedded in the Design for the Other 90% exhibition offered a jump start to thinking about the “ other 90%” of our own communities and provided the basis for the final design challenge: Designing for Necessity. John Comazzi and Scott Christensen moderate the concept mapping in the picture above.