When: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston
DEADLINE for volunteer sign up: Monday March 25, 2013.
Volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend the training session at the BSA Space on Tuesday, March 26. Please register here for this date along with your desired volunteer shift(s) for the event.
KidsBuild! is a hands on, interactive learning experience for children. The event was developed by the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), a chapter of The American Institute of Architects, which is committed to creating learning opportunities for children through design and the built environment.
After the site is selected, children move into the construction yard to assemble their building. This is done with the donated materials such as shoeboxes, milk cartons, cardboard tubes, colored paper and other miscellaneous tools. To begin to understand the context that their buildings will exist in, the young designers are also encouraged to visit their site during construction. Design responses from one building to another come into play as the children begin to receive or reject cues from previously completed buildings.
When complete, the building is placed on the site and the participant requests a review from one of the roaming building inspectors. The inspectors are architects and other design professionals who become listeners and encourage the young designer to explain his or her work. It is also an opportune time to be more interactive and pass along information about planning, context, building types and artistic expression.
Please join us!