Communities, Education

MOVING classroom

Creators

Who is behind this?

Maja Lozanoska

Association for urban cultural development and space actualization MELEEM Skopje

https://meleemskopje.com/moving-classroom/

Macedonia

Idea Sketch

Idea

Idea pitch

Moving Classroom is a mobile one-room wooden space that offers diverse, non-formal learning experience in public areas to high schoolers. The construction will be done in workshops where architecture students engage with wood. It will “travel” around Macedonia and offer site-specific program in the form of crafts and slow tech skills aiming at active contribution to local sustainable development. Moving Classroom is more than just a design object, but rather a “democracy machine”.

Where will your idea take place?

Macedonia

Why does Europe need your idea?

The need for knowledge transforms: the traditional education is experiencing a downfall as an outdated system of transferring knowledge. Moving Classroom suggest an innovative way to attain physical interaction, a political statement of sustainable behavior or as a trending educational platform.

What is your impact?

Architecture students practicing manual skills and participating in the construction of a sustainable project.
Providing educators a space where they can share skills unavailable in the formal education.
High school students acquiring knowledge for personal and community development.

How do you get there?

The method that will be used is interaction and inclusion of locals at all stages of project development and implementation. First, we will engage our network of architecture students to construct the Moving Classroom. Than, the program will will be developed by partnering with emerging educators in different fields. Thirdly, we will collaborate with local high schools to involve students in the program activities. Finally, the project design’s best asset is its constant mobility and wide reach.

What is your story?

Living in a society where the authorities neglect the public space and the educational system does not provide the skills needed to be competitive on the job market, we are motivated to take self initiated actions and plant the seeds for the upcoming generations.

Who are you doing it for?

Direct beneficiaries are architecture students, high school students and emerging educators and creatives. Nevertheless, the society as a whole will benefit from the publicness and the openness of the project and its interactive nature.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

General opinion about the concept idea. Program activities advices. Possible travel destinations for Moving Classroom around Europe. More specific and innovative Ideas of the topics in the Moving Classroom program.

Team

MeleemSkopje

simoskasara

radovicluka93

lozanoskamaja

Kalia Dimitrova

Idea created on Jan. 14, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 14, 2018

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