Six super talented Chicago Public School students from diverse backgrounds. Two superstar Teaching Fellows. A rich architectural legacy that exudes experimentation and ‘doing’. Seven days and seventeen hours of relentless testing, building, experimentation, failure and play- challenging all assumptions about how learning and design occur. It’s a summer design camp on steroids- a ‘doing’ camp that encourages design leadership through action and empowerment.
Curious about the giant mosquito and iPhone? The cell reception and mosquitos at Taliesin are awful. If a student or faculty member of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture want to make a telephone call, they have to walk out of the studio, up a hill and are thus attacked by mosquitos. Our #teendesignheroes have been challenged to design-build the School a semi-permanent telephone-porch. We built the giant mosquito and iPhone to make the challenges at hand, visible.
Here are some photos of the great work of our team of #teendesignheroes.