ArChildren by Poetics is the first initiative in India to educate and engage children and Youth about Nature, Buildings and our Built environment through the understanding of Architecture.
Today’s children live in bigger cities dealing with innumerable urban issues such as traffic congestion, water scarcity, waste mismanagement, air pollution, disappearing natural lakes and parks and climate change. Most of these issues are rooted in the lack of understanding of the built environment, lack of deep connection with nature and lack of understanding the source of all problems. Our future generation needs immense knowledge of these issues; they need to be equipped with the wisdom to solve these issues, to create a down-to-earth lifestyle and to be able to live in harmony with nature and their fellow beings.
ArChildren aims to provide young minds with a platform where they are free to explore and understand our built environment through play and imaginative projects.
Camp Activities: For Age Group 5 to 12 years Children will learn about architecture through free play and imaginative projects through the use of natural materials. Simple folding techniques and knot tie activities will engage them to put things together in beautiful and imaginative ways. They also investigate the elements of architecture like door, windows, roofs, walls, light, shades, textures, structures and relationships with nature. Children will explore the issues related to ecology, natural vs. man-made environment and our cities. The hands-on making experiences will imprint stronger memories in their understanding of nature and architecture.
List of sessions for the summer camp: Paper Cuts/ Origami in Nature & Design Mud Brick Making Bird Nest by using recycled materials Geodesic Domes with a cane House of living beings – Stories Human Habitats – Tent building Poetry/Songs in Architecture Outdoor Sketching
The Charges: Rs.4000/- (including materials & snacks)