When approached by the ENVD CU/Boulder’s Center for Children Youth and environments to help out in the realization and fabrication of a traveling exhibit for the Hawkins Center of Learning we couldn’t refuse. This exhibit is currently traveling across the USA and Europe. One of David Hawkins fundamental tenets is that children learn most deeply when they are following their natural curiosities; that teachers are best able to engage in the child’s curiosity-based learning when they too have engaged in like experiences;
We tried to ‘mimic’ some of this and (re)questioned everything that this exhibit could become. Out of this experiment came a portable, modular, sustainable and esthetically exciting prototype that currently is traveling internationally. The frame is constructed out of CNC’ed 1 inch Baltic birch and is assembled using laser cut wedges. The printed panels are aluminum.
The 2 students involved explored, discovered and experimented with digital fabricated processes, materials, sustainable practices as well as current ideas around information graphics to drive the design, function and meaning of the exhibit to unprecedented levels.
Christy Horber and Lisa Kornblith
client: Journey School / Hawkins Center of Learning
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For the exemplary mentor ship of undergraduate students at the University of Colorado, engaged in community focused project work that connects the expertise of the university with local communities, Marcel de Lange received the 2012 Lynda Simmons Award.