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Child Friendly Architectures. Design spaces for children and adolescents.

EasyChair Preprint no. 2120

5 pagesDate: December 8, 2019


This paper presents the educational and laboratory experience of the course CHILD FRIENDLY ARCHITECTURES, performed during the 2019 academic year in the School of Architecture and Design of Ascoli Piceno SAAD, University of Camerino, in collaboration with UNICEF ​​Italia. The training course is the first in Italy that builds a dialogue between the discipline of Architecture and the protection and promotion of children and adolescents rights. The course was offered to the University students and was structured in two modules. The first module, TEACHING ACTIVITY, through a series of training seminars addressed the design of space for children and adolescents; elaborating on good practices and case studies. The second module APPLICATION ACTIVITY provided a practical laboratory which guided students in a participatory planning process. The students have experimented reading and planning a specific context in which they live through specially structured tools and methods.

The CHILD FRIENDLY ARCHITECTURES training course theorizes a way of thinking about the design of spaces for children and adolescents taking into consideration their rights, promoting the learning of tools, design techniques and of new technologies. The competences of a participatory planning, that can be learned, allow to strengthen team work with important networking and listening opportunities, developing among young people a critical awareness of children and adolescents’ rights and the quality of spaces dedicated to them.

Keyphrases: Design, partecipation, rights

BibTeX entry
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  author = {Marco d'Annuntiis and Sara Cipolletti},
  title = {Child Friendly Architectures. Design spaces for children and adolescents.},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 2120},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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