Tuesday 04.06.19, 13:00
Nature as Laboratory (Workshops)

Learn how to work with space as legendary architect Jorn Utzon with the staff of the Danish Bureau All about A 












english with translation into Russian

Let yourself be inspired by nature and generate new ideas when you explore a small piece of nature. How is it constructed? Which parts does it consist of? Explore and test nature’s shapes, colors and structures when you build and draw an architecture composition based on the additive building system by the Danish Architect Jørn Utzon. From nature Utzon got the idea to develop an additive building system, which can be expanded indefinitely. Let yourself be inspired by nature and generate new ideas when you design e.g. urban zones for the harbor front or Strelka. The workshop is based on the architecture book Utzon’s Universe by Julie Dufour and Malene Abildgaard, and the workshop will be conducted in English by the Danish co-lab All About A.

The workshop underlines the method, and it can be conducted with trained architects as well as students or children! But of cause the outcome is very different depending on who is participating.

During the workshop participants would:

  • learn how to use the additive architecture method when working with children;
  • explore the territory of the Red October;
  • create architectural compositions using plants and other natural materials

Who will benefit the workshop:

  • those who work with children and teenagers;
  • practicing architects, urbanists and landscape designers;
  • students and teachers of architectural institutes.

Julie Dufour is an architect at All about A who has many years of experience in talks on the subject of children and architecture, as well as educational programs.

Charlotte Carstensen is a designer at All about A who is experienced in teaching the design process to children and young people in Denmark as well as abroad.

The workshop will be held in English with a translation into Russian.

Applications are accepted until June 1. For all questions please contact workshop coordinator Martha Chursina at chursina@strelka.com

The event is organized by the Polytechnic Museum and Strelka Institute in the framework of city educational events of Polytech 2020 with the support of the Embassy of Denmark in Moscow, the Polish Cultural Center in Moscow, the Danish Ministry of Culture, Danish Arts Foundation, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Russia, and the Embassy of Finland in Moscow.