Association for urban cultural development and space actualization MELEEM Skopje
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”.
The need for knowledge transforms: the traditional education is experiencing a downfall as an outdated system of transferring knowledge.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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