In conjunction with our Milan Fall Design Week 2017 the school opens its doors to the public to show the work and the philosophy behind our daily learning journey.
Year 5 and Year 6 (a.y. 2016/2017)
Design Lab 3 - Unit CHANGES
Four interesting projects, one for each Primary year group, have been selected for the event in order to demonstrate the approach we use at Ludum. The projects will be the focus of a site-specific installation that visitors can follow to explore the combination of teaching, wonder, creativity and a simple problem-solving approach to find solutions to complex questions.
THE CANDLE-LIGHTING MACHINE
" For the candle-lighting machine project I was given just two specifications: the air that activates the system and the candle that needs to be lit at the end. I designed a system using light, poetic elements; a dove that pushes on the bellows thanks to a brick, the bellows that feed the fire, the fire that lights a candle and the candles that light each other all the way up to the twentieth candle at the end. All the elements are uselessly necessary. "
The designers who collaborate with Ludum have been asked to work with the children to present all the nuances and complexities of the ideas that emerged during the workshops last year. The result is the integration of different ways of communication, for example the video art and 3D modelling that are typically found in the design world, with the designs and sketches produced by the children during the workshops last year. The installation has been co-produced and organised, translating the children's requests using the designers' language and tools.