Amag! Issue #2 (2013)
The AEO, or Architecture Exploration Origami, was created especially for Amag! Magazine, based in Helsinki, Findland. Taking the well-known form of a paper fortune teller (also known as a “cootie catcher” or, as we say in Montreal, a “coin-coin”), the AEO invites kids and adults alike to explore their environment. With the AEO anyone can investigate any space through sound, touch, body movements, and design challenges. The AEO encourages an interaction between the players and a site of their choice that otherwise may not occur. With this paper game participants are able to observe and analyze the space in a fun and collaborative way (or on their own!). The AEO was developed considering the following questions: How do you engage with a space? How does it engage with you? How can you use all your senses to explore a space? What are the limits of exploring a space? Are there emotions associated with a given space? How do shapes, lines, light, colors, and design convey emotion?
The AEO is a handy tool that can easily be used in any space, anywhere in the world. And, it fits in your pocket too!
Journées de la culture and Montréal Architectural Heritage Campaign
30 September 2013
Learn how geometric modular design has stood the test of time with Rotterdam-based architect Noa Haim’s design activity, Collective Paper Aesthetic. In conjunction with Journées de la culture and Montréal ArchitecturalHeritage Campaign.
17 - 18 July 2013
With McGill University LIPHE Research: François Leblanc, Aaron Sprecher, and Nathalie Wygodzki
The workshop took place at the CCA and at McGill and was presented in conjunction with the exhibition Archaeology of the Digital, an investigation into the foundations of digital architecture at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s.
Young people ages 13 to 17 years old are invited to join us for a two-day workshop exploring the latest technologies in digital architecture. Participants will learn to design with a 3-D printer as well as a large-scale robotic arm, using these tools to construct complex three-dimensional objects. The prototypes will be exhibited at the CCA on the last day of the workshop in an event for families, friends and the public. These cutting-edge technologies come from the Laboratory for Integrated Prototyping and Hybrid Environments (LIPHE) at McGill University’s School of Architecture, a leading research laboratory for architectural design and digital fabrication in Canada.
*because of funding cuts, Daycamp in its traditional form was canceled. With donations from McGill University we hosted a 2-day workshop in its place.
8, 22 July; 12 August 2012
[Young Designer Family Workshop]
With 1218A and Château-vacant
How can we play in the city? The party starts at Charlevoix metro and travels through Pointe Ste. Charles where Montreal designers 1218A and Château-vacant have set the stage for families to interact with the neighborhood in imaginative ways. There will be a marching band and parading in the streets, as well as banner-making, sewing, block printing, and popsicle eating at the Carrefour d’éducation populaire de Pointe St. Charles.
27 November 2013
With Atelier Bow-Wow
[College and University Workshop]
This workshop was curated in conjunction with the exhibition Casablanca Chandigarh for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of architecture firm Atelier Bow-Wow leads a full day workshop on exhibition design for graduate students. Through sketching and drawing, students will design their own exhibition using the objects from How architects, experts, politicians, international agencies, and citizens negotiate modern planning: Casablanca Chandigarh.
Afterwards curators from the CCA will critique the work.
Through a drawing workshop, students will design their own exhibition using the materials from the exhibition
30 students will be broken into 6 groups of 5
3 groups will be assigned to Casablanca
3 groups will be assigned to Chandigarh
Yoshiharu presents Atelier Bow-Wow’s work (Shaughnessy House)
Visit exhibition with Yoshiharu (Galleries)
Break into groups to discuss proposal and create quick sketches/ studies (Galleries)
Large scale drawings begin (Grand Salle/Petite SalleShaughnessy House)
Lunch (Founders room Shaughnessy House)
Large scale drawing continue (Grand Salle/Petite Salle Shaughnessy House)
Drawings are installed in Shaughnessy House
Critique session with Yoshiharu and exhibition curators
18 September; 9, 23 October 2011
With TagTeam Studio
[Young Designer Family Workshop]
Montreal designers TagTeam Studio to present their workshop, Recess, for families to explore and interpret our current exhibitions through storytelling, image-making and word association. TagTeam offers an activity toolkit, with post-its, string, magnets and mini-chalkboards.
Nuit Blanche, 2 March 2011
With Château-vacant and 1218A
Join Château-vacant and 1218A for this family program and build a mini-library of Montreal stories. Do you have an unusual, moving, or funny story about a place in Montréal? Share it and we’ll turn it into a book!