Nenoarquitectura

Selected in Arquia próxima 2012
[ see catalogue ]


Fundación Luis Seoane

Didactics
Sistema Lupo

Instructors
Patricia Amil
David Antuña
Loli Diego
Mar Lista
José Rebollo
Víctor García
Miriam Ron

Photography
Sistema Lupo


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What´s nenoarquitectura?


It is an annual educational program for children between the ages of 4 and 12 held at the Luis Seoane Foundation in A Coruña. It has been carried out continuously since 2010 and is and has been an unbeatable source of new ideas that have allowed the Lupo System to evolve.

It originated in 2010, when Sistema Lupo developed a course in collaboration with the Official College of Architects of Galicia (A Coruña delegation) and the Luis Seoane Foundation, which initially took place quarterly and ended up becoming an annual course for children to get closer to architecture (or vice versa, we still don’t have it very clear). Thanks to the commitment of families, it maintains its energy year after year.

During these years the workshop (which takes place every Saturday in two-and-a-half hour sessions) has been evolving and we currently have three simultaneous programs differentiated by the age of the participants and a fourth one dedicated to personal projects of former assistants. In spite of this differentiation, it is common for groups to work together and even with families to facilitate the transfer between different ages.

It is born linked to the figure and thought of the artist Luis Seoane, characterized by a discourse in favor of the integration of the arts. The didactics is therefore permeable to all artistic or creative manifestations and sometimes we take advantage of the museum’s own exhibitions or the visit of invited artists to include them in the programme.




Introductory course for children’s education (from 4 to 5 years old).

It is an experimental program where the child makes an approach to architecture, forms and spaces through play. In these first steps the methodology is based on narrated stories, music and magic, introducing the participants to a playful and educational experience.

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Current Classes

– Tro-pieza and get up
– Cities and villages
– Workshop with David Carballal
– EIRON. Designing the environment
– Carnival Party
– Great Architects. Anne Tynn
– Building music
– EIRON
– Amo Stern, artistic expression
– Family workshop

Aimed at children from 6 to 9 years old, it is organized in thematic groups that evolve in difficulty throughout the course.

We work with the lupo material in its different scales and materials and generate a workbook where we collect the daily work. Teamwork is a fundamental part of the workshop through the lupo challenge with which we close each session. These workshops deal with general themes such as scale, material, proportions, colour, composition… not only applicable to architecture, but also to art or design.

Another series of workshops relates art and architecture from different periods and origins, trying to interconnect artistic manifestations with their social, environmental or historical conditioning factors.
All this to try to generate an optimal climate for the development of children’s capacities. In an eminently playful and decontextualized environment of the school, we promote a transversal teaching where each one contributes his or her knowledge and experiences to interpret the themes proposed in a critical way.

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Current Classes

– Unstable balance
– The city of the future
– Workshop with David Carballal
– EIRON. Designing the environment
– Carnival Party
– Great Architects. Anne Tynn
– Constructed music
– EIRON
– Amo Stern, artistic expression
– Family workshop

Aimed at children from 10 to 12 years old, it arises as a requirement of the children who have fulfilled their time in Nenoarchitecture and want to maintain their presence in the workshops. It is therefore a “commission” of the children themselves who, after a whole course, already master the topics and challenges proposed and therefore demand a greater degree of difficulty.

This block has introduced the world of design with greater force, giving even more freedom to the child in its design and project process, even providing them with the tools to create new challenges. The use of specific software is introduced through VIRTUAL LUPO so that we can include more 3D vision related activities. To this the use of virtual techniques such as Augmented Reality is added to try to maintain the connection between the virtual world and the real world through challenges that project with virtual tools and build with physics.

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Current Classes

– Balance
– The city of the future
– Workshop with David Carballal
– EIRON. Designing the environment
– Carnival Party
– Great Architects. Anne Tynn
– Do, Re, Mi
– EIRON
– Amo Stern, artistic expression
Family workshop





It is an initiative aimed at students who have studied Nenoarchitecture before and who want to implement their own projects, which will be applied to Tropieza, Empieza and Despieza indiscriminately.

Participants in this course are offered the possibility of working on their own project. Together with this registration form, they must submit an A4 sheet summarising a work proposal to be worked on during the course. In this course, participants will design furniture for the Luis Seoane Foundation.

The course is an approach to the entire process of project development by developing skills in spatial vision, 2D and 3D representation and public communication.












Dossier Lupo workshops