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Educational Model

Belgrade, Serbia
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Educational Model - blocks 61 and 62

Series of lectures are focusing on architectural drawing (sketch or technical drawing) by purpose of learning about typology of flats and contents within flats. Lectures can be organised as workshops, exhibited as interactive piece or transformed into computer/smart phone game.

Depending on the age of participants and their previous knowledge about architecture, the lectures can give more focus on various layers of the topic. For those who have never learned about the architectural process, the focus is put on the features of architectural drawing - its capacity to present spatial orientation from aerial point of view (in given cases), its linear appearance, the recognition of various premises and rooms within the flat. For those who know what an architectural drawing is, the focus is put on typology of the flats and their multiplication within the blocks. The choice of buildings opens the subject of (Yugoslav) residential housing in the 1970s, brutalism, prefabrication, affordable flats and recent cultural/architectural heritage.

The use of stickers makes this learning method suitable both for kids and adults who have no previous knowledge about the architectural drawings, while the choice of blocks 61 and 62 in New Belgrade makes them appealing to those who want to learn about architecture of 1970s, brutalism, spatial distribution in flats within brutalist buildings, architects Marusic and Miodragovic. These examples show how social progress (in Yugoslavia) is reflected within then-built mass housing and living style within them.

The first lecture/workshop is aimed primarily for participants who had no previous contact with architectural drawings. The small scale of a segment of block 61 presents one type of flats which is accompanied with its variation. The purpose is to notice the principle by which the flats are arranged in the buildings and to learn about the free green space between the blocks, as well as for what can it be used. This lecture is focused on the space and activities outside the blocks.

The second lecture is dedicated to spatial organisation within the flats. The participants learn to recognise rooms, kitchens, toilets, terraces, etc., as well to learn what is a drawing of a desk, or of a chair, or of a closet, bed, etc. In the given examples, the difference between rooms and their functions is approached with two bunny families, both of which are eating candies and cakes everyday, not only for birthdays.

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bostjan, March 8th, 2017
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