Knowledge and curiosity are at the very core of ArkDes’ activities for schools. The programme for a school visit covers several subjects from the curriculum. Choose the programme that suits you and your class best.
Norms determine the form … or do they?
– a design workshop that challenges norms
The school programme begins with the Norm Form exhibition which is about design that challenges norms and examines a number of hidden messages conveyed by objects and architecture around us. Design process, the writing of history, the power of fashion, and activism are just some of the many themes that are investigated. After that, there is a design workshop with creative activities in ArkDes Studio and you can take your pieces of work back with you to your school.
Architectural development via technology
This programme studies how architecture’s means of expression has been developed via technological developments, by discussing several buildings from architectural history. We also focus on the materials and construction techniques used throughout history, such as logs, half-timber, arch haunches, framework and cast iron. We study new opportunities and forms created by concrete up to more modern constructions made using glulam beams and glass. During the final session, the pupils are divided into small groups and assigned the task of constructing a tower using paper tubes and glue guns. The towers have to be stable, tall and withstand a certain load.
Sustainable social development
What does sustainable social development involve? During this school programme, we exploit history to look into the future. We discuss social, economic and ecological sustainability based on a city and social development perspective. We build sustainable communities in the atelier.
Form and change
An architectural historical tour during which we focus on how buildings look and how they reflect their times. From the Bronze Age longhouses such as Södra Råda church from the Middle Ages, Stockholm castle featuring classicism and Villa G from the last turn of the century. Other buildings studied include Villa Snellman from the late 1910s, the functional girls’ school Sveaplan, the curtain wall façade on the Kulturhuset cultural centre in Stockholm, the 1980s over-dimensioned decorative element up to today’s multi-scale architecture. What do these buildings tell us about the predominant world of ideas and the materials, colours and forms used and why? At the end of the programme, the pupils are divided into small groups and assigned the task of creating a three-dimensional sketch model of a building inspired by a motto. This produces a number of different interpretations of the same motto, which we can use to reflect on the expressive means of architecture.
The city’s development and future
From the medieval organic growth of a city plan to today’s conglomeration in cities with a glimpse of the future. We take an in-depth look at the city’s development and discuss how international influences, communications, political decision-making and technology have affected the growth of the city. What basis does this provide us for the future and how the future will look? Finally, the pupils are divided into groups and build their own vision of a city where communications, functions and organisation are presented.
Skolbesök för gymnasieklasser
Duration: two hours
Price: SEK 1,200
Max. no of pupils : 30
Please remember to notify any changes or cancellations at the latest three days before the booked visit, or you will be charged for the full price of the visit.