Saturday, November 19, 2011

Studio H- Design, Build, Transform

I love the story of Studio H. Founders/educators Emily Pilloton and Mathew Miller are the creative minds behind the program located in Bertie County, North Carolina. They have created a curriculum that teaches high school students through a design/build of community projects. It’s a different kind of school that “sparks rural community development through a design sensibility, applied core subjects, and industry-relevant construction skills”.
So far their student’s have built some pretty cool chicken coops and a farmer’s market! It’s very inspiring to see programs like this engaging young people through design.

Studio H founder Emily Pilloton visits Portland to give a CraftPersective Lecture
December 2, 6-8pm Ziba Auditorium
More info here

“Students develop the creative capital, critical thinking, and citizenship necessary for their own success and for the future of their communities. 
Over the course of one Studio H term, students earn high school and transferable college credit, and are offered part-time construction jobs to build the community project they have designed and prototyped. Studio H is a different kind of classroom. We design, build, and transform.”

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