Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations
Authentic learning can be quite messy, thus the necessity to recognize the requirements and disconnects of space as it relates to clutter. Within the walls of educational environments, cluttered classroom environments are negatively affecting the health, safety, and potential of its learners. As designers, we sometimes continue the delivery of “kitchen cabinets” within classrooms without the knowledge that this antiquated harboring device is simply not suited for today’s set of resources. Subsequent responses of simply removing all available cabinetry, shifting the emphasis to wheels, is placing an additional burden on space.
This presentation will explore fresh, new innovative concepts for appropriate systematic solutions, as well as guidelines and recommendations for the housing of these resources. We will explore a variety of designed solutions and themes, focusing on observed disconnects and hurdles.
- Recognize that decluttering can be a systematic approach to a built environment to modify historic “conditioned” approaches to the management of stuff that is fully embedded with agency and inclusion.
- Recognize that antiquated mindsets prevent us from moving forward even after the weak underbelly of the educational structure has been publicly exposed.
- Identify that authentic space can be successfully achieved through an event of critical collaboration of instruction and curriculum defining the correct range of tools.
- Establish the mind shift that teachers are always going to have too much stuff and it’s our responsibility to create seamless designed solutions to support AGILE learning.