Making Space 2010 Publication

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Making Space 2010: Architecture and Design for Children and Young People

This new publication from Children in Scotland, with support from the Scottish Government and the OECD’s Centre for Effective Learning Environments, champions innovation, creativity and sustainability in design for children and young people aged 0-18.

The publication is the culmination of a wider Making Space programme, including an international award and conference which aimed to showcase innovative architecture, and share ideas about creating inspiring learning environments.

Alongside this, a children’s award was facilitated by the Children’s Parliament, asking young people to consider what makes a great learning environment, and for them to ultimately select an award based on their ideas. This was captured in a short video, supported by the Schools Programme at A&DS, and can be viewed here.

According to Children in Scotland, Making Space captures “not only highly imaginative approaches to building schools, but illustrates the new wider approach to learning – from ‘hidden gardens’ to redesigned streets and housing, and it demonstrates the value of involving children themselves in designing space.”

The publication was launched on 29th June 2011 at the new Carnegie Primary School in Dunfermline. For more information, visit the Children in Scotland website.


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