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Exploring tacit learning through Architectural Model Making

Event video
Wed 9 Mar 2022, 4pm - 5.30pm
Part of Shaping Space


Join the Building Centre and the V&A in a free online CPD for primary school educators. 

Engaging with the key themes of Shaping Space: Architectural Models Revealed, we are inviting educators to explore architectural model making practices and their application in the classroom.

This online seminar is a mix of talks and a hands on making session. We will be exploring themes of imaginative play, multiple modes of learning and how to encourage learners to discover environments through making. This session is designed for primary school educators and places emphasis on how to use making to support learner's development, communication and creativity.

Join chair Rebecca Goozee, education designer and learning coordinator of Shaping Space in conversation with Michele Gregson general secretary and CEO of NSEAD. Michele has worked throughout her career with children, young people and educators in arts education and cultural settings. She firmly believes in the power of the collective – working together to make change through the arts.

The hands-on make along session is led by research and architect Catja De Haas. Catja is a qualified architect and the founder and director of Catja de Haas Architects which runs the Giant Dolls’ House Project, a social arts project that asks participants to engage with their personal surroundings through making a dolls’ house in a shoebox. We will be participating in the Giant Dolls’ House project during this session.

For the event you will need:

- Shoe box
- Card / coloured card
- Paper
- Clay / Plasticine
- Lolly sticks / craft sticks
- Wool / embroidery thread
- Tin foil
- Newspaper / magazines

- Glue
- Scissors
- Tape


This event is part of the Shaping Space - Architectural Models Revealed programme, funded by the AHRC, led by the V&A and the Building Centre.

We would like to thank our supporters; Amalgam Modelmaking4D ModelshopB.15 WorkshopDrawing MatterGHA GroupThe University of Manchester, MAP Laboratory (CNRS), and Model Platform



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