By testing possible scenarios for the city of the future, we develop educational projects that deepen STEAM contents, rehearsing the valuable modalities of Learning by doing (LBD), Project based learning (PBL) and Team learning (TL).

 

Learning based on projects gives children opportunities to see the world as a whole, and working on architecture and design is an inspiring challenge on which to exercise new curricular approaches.

 

At the same time, focusing on the city of the future fosters the critical and creative conscience to change the spaces we inhabit, promoting new approaches to technological advances and processes.

As citizens, we inhabit and share collective spaces in the city and take daily positions in relation to the built environment and the relationship with others.

To develop the relationship between people and built spaces, encourages enjoying and caring about it and promotes the critical and creative conscience to act in favor of it; additionally, it generates reflective and active citizens, with the ability to appropriate and commit themselves with the place where they live and with the world.

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Both disciplines involve multiple aspects that their study and practice imply to address: social, technological, artistic, economic, environmental, historical, and ethical aspects, among others; bases from which to identify problems, propose and explore integral solutions, enabling cross-cutting learning.

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Architecture and design have the essence of projecting as a way of doing and thinking, based on technological tools which enable the creation of anticipatory devices.

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There are three fundamental aspects of architecture and design that drive to consider their inclusion in educational processes:

What we do
 
How we do it

We facilitate unlimited imagination by applying the Design Thinking and prioritize practices that integrate technology as a fundamental tool in the process, for the ideation, creation, prototyping and construction of future scenarios. 

 
What we believe in

3 ideas inspire us:

We believe in the power of creativity as a driver of change

We are interested in constant exchange with children and youth

We are motivated by collaborative work

To explore emerging posibilities from different perspectives, and head into unimagined directions

 

Cecilia Basaldúa

Co-director

Industrial designer
Professor at FADU-UdelaR.
Co-founder of Visual literacy in schools EFI, LDCV-FADU-UdelaR.
Co-founder of ARQUICON.

Agustina Tierno

Co-director

Architect

Professor at FADU-UdelaR.
Co-founder of 

Bio-Observatorios, bio-construction office.
Co-founder of ARQUICON.

Mónica Nieto

Advisor

Architect.

Master in Applied Sciences. Professor
at FADU-UdelaR.

Casa Vilamajó Museum executive director.

Co-founder of
ARQUICON.

Jorge Raedo

Advisor

Arts professor.
Researcher on architecture education for children and youth. Creator of LUDANTIA, I International Bienal of architecture education for children and youth, 2016-18.

Fernando Acevedo

Advisor

Architect, Anthropologist.

Phd in education.

Academic responsable
at the Education Policies Centre at the Universidad de la República.

Camilo Peña

Collaborator

Design student at 

FADU-UdelaR.

Jean Barbieux

Collaborator

Design student at 

FADU-UdelaR.

Elisa Musso

Collaborator

Design student at 

FADU-UdelaR.

Who we are