After more than two years of learning to cope with the pandemic, we have experienced plenty of significant lifestyle changes. With work, school, and leisure activities largely taken place at our homes, various problems might arise from our attempts to meet each family member’s needs with the existing designs of our living spaces.
In this interactive programme, Littleurbanmountain Design invites students to re-examine the functions of a ‘Home’. Through empathising with themselves and their co-living family members, students will learn to apply human-centred design thinking methods to the creation of their own ‘Ideal Home’ prototypes, with the aim of addressing their family’s needs on both basic and psychological levels.
The teaching team led by Littleurbanmountain is comprised of multi-disciplinary local creatives, including architects, designers, makers/craftsmen and drama educators. The team will guide students in experiencing the process of design thinking through the creative workshop.
Littleurbanmountain is a collaborative platform that focuses on architecture, interior design and art in Hong Kong. Founded by architect Bong Yeung and theatre artist Lai Sim Fong in 2017, Littleurbanmountain is keen on exploring the relationship between architecture and human condition. Started by working on projects related to sustainable design and social architecture, the team now also creates art installations and participates in community, architectural and interior design projects.
Collaboration is a core value of design thinking and a key skill required for everyone living in our ever-changing future. Soft skills such as collaboration, imagination, and creativity are essential to navigating the virtual world of games, which encompasses far more than child’s play nowadays—interactions within virtual reality have become part of a global paradigm shift. Taking advantage of virtual platforms to facilitate childhood skill development will be one of the main quests for the future of education.
In the ‘Tiny ideas for one big world’ programme, our teaching team, led by AaaM Architects and partnered with Techlution Service Limited creates a playful learning experience that combines sandbox gaming with a virtual whiteboard system. Mentored by architects, designers, electronic engineers, etc, children will utilise the skills of communication, collaboration, and creative imagination in order to complete a series of missions. It is our belief that an experiential approach can nurture pro-activeness and help kids develop a deeper understanding of collaboration.
AaaM Architects - AaaM (Architecture as a Medium), founded by three local young architects, believes that architecture can be a far-reaching medium for cultural and human interaction. The studio is passionate in promoting architectural and design culture, through architectural design, installations, writings, event and workshop curation, etc. Apart from design related projects, AaaM also has rich experience in conducting education and public engagement programmes, actively promoting design thinking education in primary and secondary schools.
Senior Primary: The class will be conducted online. Equipment & Software Required: desktop or laptop with headphones and mouse for Roblox and Miro; an additional iPad with headphones for Zoom. It is advisable to use desktop or laptop for Roblox and Miro.
Junior Primary | Local primary school students P3 or P4
Senior Primary | Local primary school students P5 or P6