Bright Space Conference

Bright Space had kindly invited me to speak at a conference they were holding for teachers, artists and creative agents thinking about the place of architecture and design in schools. After my largely extemporized presentation (the basic text of which can be found here), I hung around to experience a great practical session presented by the architect Abbas Shah, who had us constructing increasingly large tetrahedrons from dowel and elastic bands and Sharon Plant from the Sorrel Foundation who talked about some of their very high quality looking engagements with schools.

Since getting home I’ve been looking for dowel and elastic bands to get cracking on my own construction project. Eve and I have been collecting the red elastic bands discarded by postal workers for about a year now, so they were easy to find (though I fear they are of a poor quality and not up to construction standards), the dowel is proving more elusive.


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