Revising Libeskind

“So, for starters–what is architecture?” Garrett Jacobs wastes no time getting to the big Q’s. A circle of 20 teens have (willingly) gathered in the belly of a 21st Century museum to learn about the profession. In the middle of the Contemporary Jewish Museum lies a multipurpose youth room with an orange floor (“the only…

Students make connections at Argentine School charrette

Effortless charretting: possible, realizable

Charrettes can be intimidating. Often in these intensive, user-focused design workshops, facilitators are working with a community they are not themselves a part of. The facilitators are chiefly concerned about participation and buy-in, and whether outcome-focused exercises will sink in with those unfamiliar with the design process. We all want charrettes to be successful, to empower…