Resources

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Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion (2019 A+DEN Workshop, Design Matters Conference)

In this session, we look closely at the major areas of work by A+DEN and consider what more can be done to reach students and teachers of color, and to further diversity our own organizations, including a close look at NOMA’s Project Pipeline initiative.

Organization: 
Kimberly Dowdell, National Organization of Minority Architects
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:57am

Sensing Architecture in Chicago: Developing Tours for Visually Impaired Visitors (2019 A+DEN Workshop, Design Matters Conference)

In this session, we discuss the beautiful and surprising challenges of interpreting architecture for the visually impaired, as well as many mistaken assumptions we had in welcoming these visitors.

Organization: 
Jen Masengarb, Danish Architecture Centre and Former Director of Research and Interpretation, Chicago Architecture Center; Robin Simon, Chicago Architecture Center Docent
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:55am

Sensing Architecture in Chicago: Developing Tours for Visually Impaired Visitors (2019 A+DEN Workshop, Design Matters Conference)

In this session, we discuss the beautiful and surprising challenges of interpreting architecture for the visually impaired, as well as many mistaken assumptions we had in welcoming these visitors.

Organization: 
Jen Masengarb, Danish Architecture Centre and Former Director of Research and Interpretation, Chicago Architecture Center; Robin Simon, Chicago Architecture Center Docent
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:55am

Sensing Architecture at Fallingwater: Rethinking the House Museum (2019 A+DEN Workshop, Design Matters Conference)

When the iconic Fallingwater residence was converted to a museum in 1963, Edgar Kaufmann jr. [sic] was enjoying professional success as Curator of Industrial Design at MoMA. Rather than presenting Fallingwater as a traditional house museum employing passive passive forms of interpretation rich in biographical and historical information, Kaufmann jr. preferred the house to be considered as an aesthetic object with an overall goal of helping visitors to gain an understanding of design that is in harmony with nature.

Organization: 
Ashley Andrykovitch, Fallingwater
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 21, 2019 - 10:53am

Facilitating Community Conversations (2018 Design Matters Conference)

This session explored what training has been put in place at the National Building Musuem to support museum educators in facilitating conversations about equity and inclusion with local youth.

Organization: 
Caitlin Miller, National Building Museum
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 27, 2018 - 12:42pm

What is Planning?: One Page Resources for Kids

Inspire children to consider careers in planning. Access Q&As with various planners, and share with children what it takes to be a planner, why people choose the profession, and how they recommend students get involved.

Organization: 
American Planning Association
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 9, 2017 - 11:46am

Kids & Community Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Every community is special and has a story to tell. This scavenger hunt gives you fun ways to begin exploring the different pieces that make-up your community. By putting these pieces together, you might even learn some of your town's secrets!

Organization: 
American Planning Association
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 9, 2017 - 11:42am

Metropolis: Classroom resource

Metropolis is a curriculum developed by John Martoni, a third-grade teacher and planner. It was designed as a standards-based, interdisciplinary unit of study for grades 3-6 (though it could be adapted for any grade level). Packed with illustrations and exercises, it is intended for use by elementary classroom teachers and other adults who seek to expose children to a variety of urban forms from around the world. The city elements presented in the lessons are edges, districts, public spaces, landmarks, and transportation.

Organization: 
American Planning Association
Category: 
Design Education
Posted by Mary.Fichtner on November 9, 2017 - 11:40am

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